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White House Agrees to Release NSA Documents to Senate Judiciary Committee

The White House on Thursday offered to share secret documents on the National Security Agency�s domestic surveillance program with the Senate Judiciary Committee, a step toward possible compromise on eavesdropping legislation. Fred F. Fielding, the White House counsel, offered to show the documents to Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, the committee�s chairman; Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the ranking Republican on the committee; and staff members with the necessary security clearances, said Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman.

Panel to See Papers on Agency�s Eavesdropping, New York Times, October 26, 2007.