03/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Leahy Lays Out Case For Truth Commission In Time

More than 30 years ago, a special Senate investigation peered into abuses that included spying on the American people by their own government.

The findings by Senator Frank Church's committee, drawn from testimony spanning 800 witnesses and thousands of pages of government documents, revealed how powerful government surveillance tools were misused against the American people.

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