Bush vows to veto surveillance legislation

MSNBC

02/05/08

President Bush will veto terrorist surveillance legislation pushed by Senate Democrats that doesn’t give retroactive legal protections to telecommunication providers who let the government spy on e-mails and phone calls involving people in the U.S., officials said Tuesday. The veto threat, detailed in a 12-page letter from Attorney General Michael Mukasey and National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell, was sent to the Senate as lawmakers grapple with how to update a 1978 surveillance law without violating privacy rights...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Bush veto threatened for US surveillance bills that do not protect telecommunications companies

President George W. Bush issued a veto threat Tuesday in the debate to update terrorist surveillance laws, rebuking Democratic plans to deny retroactive legal protections for telecommunications providers that let the government spy on U.S. residents after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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