Bush Administration Mounts Campaign Against Federal Shield Law

april 4, 2008  10:34 am
Four top Bush administration officials are weighing in against The Free Flow of Information Act, which would allow reporters to protect the identities of confidential sources, the Associated Press reports. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff all expressed concerns about the bill via letters to senators which were made public this week. The bill was passed by the House and the Senate Judiciary Committee last October, but has since languished, waiting to be called to the Senate floor for a vote.