Former Deputy AG details DOJ rebellion over surveillance program

Comey, DOJ's former No. 2 official, describes White House visit to hospitalized AG as part of attempt to overrule him.

, Legal Times

At a Tuesday hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, former Deputy Attorney General James Comey provided dramatic new details about an internal Justice Department rebellion against the White House's warrantless surveillance program in 2004. In remarks that drew stunned looks from senators, Comey described an extraordinary White House effort to circumvent him in seeking reauthorization for the secret eavesdropping program while Comey was serving as acting attorney general.

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