Pre-9/11 Spying Allegation Surfaces in Telcom-Immunity Debate

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President Bush is taking a tough stand on new rules Congress wants to establish for wiretapping, saying it's all about defending the nation in the aftermath of September 11.  Now it appears that phone companies were being asked for private information months before the attacks took place. In April, Joseph Nacchio, the former CEO of Quest, was convicted of insider trading. Newly unsealed documents from his case reveal information that relates to the ongoing wiretapping dispute. Caroline Frederickson is Director of the ACLU's legislative office in Washington.

Credits

Guest:
Caroline Frederickson - Director of the Washington Legislative Office, ACLU

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner