Bush Denies Unconvincingly, Arlen Wants Phone Company Execs To Testify

Brian Zick

CNN reports a BIG pushback from Republicans and Democrats, who are demanding answers to questions about the massive phone data-mining, revealed in USA Today (mentioned here previously)."We are not mining or trolling through the personal lives of innocent Americans," Bush said. … The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, said he would call the phone companies to appear before the panel "to find out exactly what is going on." … "I don't know enough about the details except that I am willing to find out because I'm not sure why it would be necessary to keep and have that kind of information," said House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio.Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, told Fox News Channel: "The idea of collecting millions or thousands of phone numbers, how does that fit into following the enemy?" … Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, who has spoken favorably of the nomination, said the latest revelation "is also going to present a growing impediment to the confirmation of Gen. Hayden." ---Doesn't appear to be going quite the way Turdblossom planned it.

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