Sunday, January 08, 2006

US: Specter expects Attorney General to testify in domestic spying hearing

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he has asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to testify during open hearings on the legality of the Bush administration's domestic spying program.

A prominent conservative on the committee said he is troubled by the legal arguments the administration has presented for establishing the National Security Agency program.

The committee chairman, Sen. Arlen Specter said senators will examine that issue and other legal questions in hearings scheduled for early February. Gonzales' testimony is being sought because he is the principle spokesman for the administration's position, Specter said.

Asked on CBS's "Face the Nation" if Gonzales had agreed to appear, Specter said, "Well, I didn't ask him if he had agreed. I told him we were holding the hearings and he didn't object. I don't think he has a whole lot of choice on testifying."

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Blogger Hype said...

That is funny. "I don't think he has a whole lot of choice on testifying."

The media should be asking better questions than that.


January 09, 2006 2:24 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

i agree hype , lets just hope they dont try and pull the executive privilege out of the bag and hide behind that...

we know its coming , i am suprised it has not been said already

January 09, 2006 9:52 pm  

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