Conyers wants answers on pre-9/11 NSA program.

In court documents released last week, former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio revealed that “the NSA approached Qwest more than six months” before 9/11 “about participating in a warrantless surveillance program to gather information about Americans’ phone records.” In a letter to Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and Justice official Kenneth Wainstein today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) requested “an immediate briefing on the facts” of the program as well as all documents relating to the “pre-9/11 activities and the legal basis for conducting them.”

Read the full letter here.