Bush-Era Documents Show Official Misled Congress About NSA Spying

The United States Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales leaves the podium after addressing the International Conference on Combatting Nuclear Terrorism in Miami, Florida 11 June 2007.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales misled Congress by downplaying a dispute between George W. Bush’s White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the National Security Agency’s warrantless spying program, according to previously classified documents.

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