POLITICS

Justice Dept May Release More Bush Admin Terrorism Memos

Apr 03, 2009 | Updated May 25, 2011

One day after releasing a set of Bush administration memorandums claiming sweeping presidential powers to bypass legal constraints when fighting terrorism, Justice Department officials said on Tuesday that they may soon disclose further secret opinions about interrogation, surveillance, and other national security policies.

Meanwhile, some lawmakers cited the disclosures of the nine formerly secret documents as a reason to have an independent commission review the development of the department's legal opinions involving presidential powers in the global campaign against terrorism.

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