Saturday, December 17, 2005

Pelosi admits knowledge ... who knew?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has admitted her knowledge of the NSA's domestic surveillence activities. The spying on American citizens began as early as 2002 when Pres. Bush signed the order.
Hotline On Call (Pelosi Admits She Knew About NSA Collection Program): "The National Security Agency's domestic collection activities are classified based on their stati as 'unacknowledged special access programs'. That status requires that the originating authority — in this case — the White House — notify the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate, as well as the chair and ranking members of the intelligence committee.

So did Nancy Pelosi and Harry Ried know about the program? Pelosi admits she did but says in a statement today that she expressed concern about the program when she was briefed."
Thanks to Political Wire for the update.

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