by Deb Cupples | Based on a recent inspectors general report, the Washington Post reports that the Bush Administration was likely too secretive with Congress about the (likely illegal) domestic surveillance program.
The Washington Independent reports:
"The Bush administration called its warrantless surveillance efforts “very, very important to protect the national security of this country,” in the words of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in 2005. Today’s inspectors general report on the President’s Surveillance Program doesn’t really substantiate that assessment. “[M]ost PSP leads were determined not to have any connection to terrorism,” according to the Justice Department’s inspector general."
You can see a copy of the 43-page report here, which was a group effort by inspectors general from the Justice Department, Defense Department, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Memeorandum has commentary.