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Conyers, Nadler, Scott Demand Answers, Not Spin from AG

Congressman John Conyers

For Immediate Release
April 14, 2008
Contact: Jonathan Godfrey (Conyers)
Melanie Roussell (Conyers)

(Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr., and Subcommittee Chairmen Jerrold Nadler (D-NY, Constitution Subcommittee) and Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA, Crime Subcommittee) sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey demanding that he provide answers, not public relations spin, to disturbing revelations about pre-9/11 intelligence failures and subsequent civil liberties abuses. This is the second letter to the AG on these matters and directly follows an April 10 response from Brian Benczkowski, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLC), in which the members explain that the attorney general failed to answer several of their specific questions from the first letter sent on April 3.

The April 3rd letter to Justice, the April 10th response from OLC, and today's letter are all linked. The full text of today's letter to the AG is linked below.

Letter to AG about Justice and Govt. Wiretapping Practices

DAG Response to Commitee Letter

Committee Letter in Response to DAG Response about Justice and Govt. Wiretapping Inquiry