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Patriot Act / FBI / Justice Department Investigation #854358

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 2007
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The abuse of search power by the FBI under the Patriot Act introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The GAO report that the FBI was illegally gathering information on US citizens and used emergency powers in non-emergency situations examined; details given of the reaction of the FBI. [FBI director Robert MUELLER†- says he is accountable.] [Attorney General Alberto GONZALES†, Senators Patrick LEAHY, Arlen SPECTER, John SUNUNU - comment on the report about the FBI.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The question of how damaging this damning report may be to the Patriot Act, the response of President Bush about the FBI program and the administration's concerns about Democratic subpoena power discussed.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Thomas, Pierre;
Stephanopoulos, George

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