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Attorney General, Intelligence Director Write Senate in Opposition to Shield Bill

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In a letter to Senate leaders, Attorney General Michael Mukasey and National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell restated their opposition to the Free Flow of Information Act and said that if the reporter-source shield bill passes Congress that President Bush’s advisors would recommend a veto. Mukasey and McConnell argued in the letter that the legislation could harm national security and encourage more leaks of classified information. (8/26/08)