attorney general promises to detail spying program

attorney general promises to detail spying programfrom npr: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tells Congress that he will hand over some legal documents describing the Bush administration’s domestic surveillance program. The pledge ends a two-week standoff between Congress and the White House.

Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Arlen Specter (R-PA), the senior members on the panel, asked for more details about documents including a secret court’s decision to approve the program — a decision that Gonzales announced two weeks ago…

Privacy advocates hope that the documents can begin to answer some of the questions that they’ve had. The one most often brought up: Did the court grant blanket authorization for the wiretapping program as a whole, or did it grant permission to wiretap specific individuals?