Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on National Security Agency wiretapping during the Bush administration talks about the NSA's current collection of Verizon phone records and online data.
Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, officials in Congress were concerned about the "cozy" relationship between federal regulators and the oil industry and the failure of regulators to spend funds on safety measures, according to documents recently acquired by The New York Times. The documents were acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, and include emails between Congressional officials and the Minerals Management Service. Was the M.M.S. "stonewalling" all along? And how will Gulf residents take the news?
New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau and David Lat, editor-in-chief of the blog Above the Law, explain yesterday's report on the Justice Department's illegal hiring practices, and why the damage extends beyond just a few crestfallen law students.
Will the Senate grant immunity to phone companies in the NSA wiretapping program today? New York Times Washington Correspondent Eric Lichtblau looks at what's at stake and reports on new revelations about the program.