The Boston Globe:
CIA nominee hints he is open to shifts in surveillance law
By Katherine Shrader, Associated Press May 11, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The CIA nominee, General Michael V. Hayden, has told a Democratic senator that he may be open to changes in an eavesdropping law to allow the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance.
President Bush and senior officials have said they do not believe changes are needed to empower the National Security Agency to eavesdrop, without court approval, on communications between people in the United States and overseas when terrorism is suspected. The 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act established a system requiring national security agencies to first seek approval from a secretive federal court before monitoring Americans.
Bush's program skirted those rules.
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