Bush opens up wiretapping docs to House.


Ending “months of resistance,” President bush today “agreed to give House members access to secret documents about its warrantless wiretapping program” in an effort to provide immunity to telecoms:

The documents include the president’s authorization of warrantless wiretapping, Justice Department legal opinions going back to 2001, and the requests sent to the telecommunications companies asking for their assistance, said the official, who declined to be named because he is not authorized to speak to reporters.

Reps. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) and Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) requested the documents in May, “saying they would not support telecom immunity without them.”