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Senate Panel Scrutinizes Wiretapping Program

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Senate Panel Scrutinizes Wiretapping Program

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Senate Panel Scrutinizes Wiretapping Program

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding documents from the White House about its domestic wiretapping program.

The subpoenas issued Wednesday have also been sent to Vice President Dick Cheney's office, the National Security Council and the Justice Department.

The committee has been trying to get information on how the program was created, but the White House has refused to say.

Recently, a former top Justice Department official told the panel that he, as well as then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller and others, were prepared to resign over the original form of the eavesdropping program.

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