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The Fallout Over a Secret Wiretapping Program

While Bush and his administration are worrying about the ‘leak,’ most citizens are concerned with the lying.

What happenedThe Justice Department this week opened an investigation into who leaked word of a secret domestic surveillance program to the The New York Times, as President Bush vigorously defended the program. Citing unnamed sources, the Times last month revealed that shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Bush signed a presidential order allowing the National Security Agency to intercept domestic phone calls, faxes, and e-mails without first obtaining a warrant, if the communication involved a suspected foreign terrorist. Calling exposure of the surveillance a blow to national security, Bush said the program had helped foil a number of terrorist attacks

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