October 2, 2007 | By Richard Esguerra

Goldsmith Testimony on the Secret Warrantless Surveillance Program

The AP, the Washington Post, and Wired's Threat Level are reporting on today's testimony by Jack Goldsmith, former head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Goldsmith testified that there were certain aspects of the warrantless surveillance program "that I could not find the legal support for," describing the basis as "a legal mess ... it was the biggest mess I encountered there."

Jack Goldsmith is testifying at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, headed by Senator Patrick Leahy. Leahy has been trying to investigate the warrantless surveillance program for months, but isn't getting anywhere working with the administration directly.

EFF alleges that AT&T illegally cooperated with the government in allowing the NSA to spy on its customers' communications.

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