Senator Russ Feingold

MARCH 9, 2007
9:32 AM

CONTACT: Senator Russ Feingold
Zach Lowe (202) 224-8657

Feingold On the Department of Justice Inspector General Report on the USA PATRIOT Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 9 –  “This report proves that "trust us" doesn't cut it when it comes to the government’s power to obtain Americans' sensitive business records without a court order and without any suspicion that they are tied to terrorism or espionage. I fought hard to prevent abuses of this power when the Senate debated reauthorizing the Patriot Act last year. I will work with Senator Leahy and Senator Rockefeller to make sure the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees conduct full and prompt investigations, and I will press for quick Senate action on sensible reforms to help prevent future abuses of National Security Letters.” .