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Gonzales will testify at NSA domestic spying hearings, DOJ confirms

[JURIST] A US Department of Justice spokesperson on Friday confirmed that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile] will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] on the NSA domestic surveillance program [JURIST news archive] at the request [JURIST report] of committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) [official website]. Gonzales, who served as White House counsel when Bush authorized the spying program, will discuss the administration's legal basis [JURIST document] for allowing the NSA to spy on United States residents without warrants; however, Gonzales will not discuss operational aspects of the surveillance program. AP has more.

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