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Patriot Act / FBI Report #854396

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 10, 2007
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: John Yang) The controversies over how the FBI used the Patriot Act and how the Justice Department fired federal prosecutors examined; details given from the scathing Justice Department report on the FBI's actions. [In Uruguay, President BUSH - says FBI director Robert Mueller† took responsiblity.] [Yesterday, Attorney General Alberto GONZALES; Senators Richard DURBIN, Jon KYL - speak on the issue.] The criticism of Gonzales over the firing of eight US attorneys noted. [Senator Charles SCHUMER†- says it was a political vendetta.] [In testimony, former federal prosecutor David IGLESIAS†- says Senator Pete Domnenici made a threatening phone call.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Yang, John

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