A variation of this was originally reported by Jason Leopold of Truthout.org on 1/13/2006.
A little bit before that, in December 2005, Cheney said:
“It’s the kind of capability if we’d had before 9/11 might have led us to be able to prevent 9/11.”
Can we arrest him yet? - Jon
By Ryan Singel October 11, 2007
Did the NSA’s massive call records database program pre-date the terrorist attacks of 9/11?
That startling allegation is in court documents released this week which show that former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio — the head of the only company known to have turned down the NSA’s requests for Americans’ phone records — tried, unsuccessfully, to argue just that in his defense against insider trading charges.
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