Conyers to White House: We Need to Know More about Wiretapping | Talking Points Memo

Signaling the fight ahead when lawmakers get together to sort out the differences between the Senate and House surveillance bills, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) wrote White House counsel Fred Fielding today to deliver two messages: 1) from what he’s seen of the documents relating to the administration’s warrantless wiretapping program, there’s no reason to grant the telecoms retroactive immunity (he prefers the term “amnesty”), and 2) Congress needs to know more before it can be expected to consider granting that amnesty.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at