January 20, 2006: Democrats Scold White House Over Spying (AP)

  • “We are stepping up our efforts to educate the American people,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan said of the trip to the NSA, based at Fort Meade in Maryland. McClellan called the program “a critical tool that helps us save lives and prevent attacks. It is limited and targeted to al-Qaida communications, with the focus being on detection and prevention.”