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Dems and Repubs agree: Protection for companies that help gov. spy on Americans

June 20, 2008

US lawmakers have passed a bill to shield telephone companies who helped in the White House’s controversial warrantless wiretaps programme.

The bill also grants the US government the power to continue with its warrantless surveillance scheme.

The Bush administration faced criticism when details emerged of its programme to monitor the phone calls of foreign targets in the US without warrants.

President Bush said the scheme was needed to prevent attacks on the US.

Telephone companies were facing as many as 40 lawsuits for their involvement in the scheme.
BBC NEWS | Americas | US lawmakers pass wiretaps bill

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One Response to “Dems and Repubs agree: Protection for companies that help gov. spy on Americans”

  1. Bob in DC on June 20th, 2008 7:02 pm

    As mentioned before (about drugs):

    Legalization . . . and then Lamp Posts !!!

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