TITLE

James Comey: White House pressed bedridden Ashcroft on terror program

AUTHOR(S)
Marre, Klaus
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Hill;5/16/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 58, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that former Deputy Attorney General James Comey has told the Senate Judiciary Committee about the firing of U.S. attorneys and he refused to recertify the controversial counterterrorism program because Attorney General John Ashcroft had reservations on its legality before falling ill with pancreatis. Comey stresses that the White House recertified the program without the Dept. of Justice's (DoJ) signoff, allowing it to operate without concurrence on whether it was legal.
ACCESSION #
25279725

 

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