The former president’s surveillance program was said to be more substantial than believed.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – The surveillance program put into place by previous president George W. Bush was reportedly more substantial than many officials were aware of. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the program included activities other than wiretapping, which U.S intelligence agencies are quoted in a recent report to categorize as “unprecedented collection activities.”
As noted by the AP, details regarding certain activities included in the program remain classified; however, the report by a group of inspector generals states that not enough key officials were aware of the extent of or gave approval for the program.
Rep. Jane Harman is quoted by the AP as stating of the operation, “The notion that basically one person at the Justice Department, John Yoo, and Hayden and the vice president’s office were running a program around the laws that Congress passed, including a reinterpretation of the Fourth Amendment, is mind boggling.”
WiredPRNews.com – The latest in U.S. Presidential News.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia User david drexler