Wiretapping http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/5677/all en Reporter Lichtblau Accuses Bush Administration of Lying in New Book http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-lichtblau-accuses-bush-administration-lying-new-book <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Justice Department correspondent Eric Lichtblau&#039;s new book: &quot;The administration, it seemed clear to me, had lied to us&quot; about an anti-terrorist surveillance program. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Eric Lichtblau, who covers the Justice Department for the Times, has an article up on Slate's <a href="http://www.slate.com/id/2187498/pagenum/all/#page_start " target="_self">front </a><a href="http://www.slate.com/id/2187498/pagenum/all/#page_start ">page </a>, adapted from his upcoming book "Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice," accusing the Bush<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> </b>administration of lying to him about its anti-terrorist surveillance programs.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reporter-lichtblau-accuses-bush-administration-lying-new-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch EricLichtblau JamesRisen NewYorkTimes NYTimes Surveillance SWIFT Terrorism TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wiretapping Thu, 27 Mar 2008 19:00:00 +0000 admin 6072 at http://www.mrc.org Times' Disappointment As Bush's Wiretapping Bill Sails Through Congress http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-disappointment-bushs-wiretapping-bill-sails-through-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jim Rutenberg: &quot;Democratic memories are still fresh with attacks Mr. Bush used in 2004 against Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, a presidential rival he portrayed as &#039;weak on terror.&#039; That Mr. Bush would succeed this month - and on a program as controversial as the eavesdropping by the National Security Agency - was somewhat surprising, given that the White House has seen its credibility on war and terrorism perceptibly erode this year.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In December 2005, the Times broke the story about the National Security Agency's monitoring of communications between people in America and terror suspects overseas. Many say the classified revelations hurt the anti-terrorist program. Yet demonstrating the ultimatelylimited political effect of theTimes' scoop, the House and Senate passed by surprisingly bipartisan votes changes to the terrorist surveillance measure that kept it intact, while leaving many liberals angry at the Democratic Congress's betrayal of civil liberties.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-disappointment-bushs-wiretapping-bill-sails-through-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Editorial EricLichtblau FISA GeorgeW.Bus JamesRisen JimRutenberg NationalSecurityAgency NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WaronTerror Wiretapping Tue, 07 Aug 2007 19:31:00 +0000 admin 5713 at http://www.mrc.org