Speaker Pelosi released the following statement regarding wiretapping activities conducted under President Bush's Terrorist Surveillance Program, which was reported on today in the New York Times:
These are disturbing allegations that deserve and are receiving the fullest attention of the appropriate committees of Congress. Congress expects to receive reports from the Inspectors General of key agencies regarding warrantless wiretapping activities, including those conducted under President Bush's Terrorist Surveillance Program. Should these reports or any further investigations by Congress prove these allegations true, those who directed these activities in the Bush Administration must be held accountable.
Congress will continue to review national security programs to ensure that strong safeguards exist to protect privacy and civil liberties, that agencies comply with the law, and that agencies do not conduct indiscriminate surveillance or searches of American citizens.