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Politics / Domestic Surveillance / Gonzales and Ashcroft #870133

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 15, 2007
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(London: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Justice Department: Pete Williams) A 2004 incident in which White House chief of staff Andrew Card and then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales tried to pressure seriously ill Attorney General John Ashcroft into approving the NSA warrantless eavesdropping program reviewed. [In testimony, former deputy attorney general James COMEY††- says he witnessed an effort to take advantage of a very sick man.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER, White House press secretary Tony SNOW – react to Comey’s story.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

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Williams, Pete

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