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GOP Senator Pushes To Expand Wiretap Powers

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:15 PM ET

Associated Press:

Bond, along with Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., sponsored the bill enacted last month. It was largely drawn from an 11-page proposal pushed by the Bush administration.

Bond said he also wants to expand the law to allow monitoring of all types of foreign communications, and shorten the application process for warrants to eavesdrop on suspect American telephone conversations and e-mails by requiring less detail and expanding the list of federal officials who can approve warrant applications.

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