Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller urged Congress Tuesday to renew every provision of the Patriot Act, parts of which are due to expire in December. Among them is a section permitting secret warrants for "books, records, papers, documents and other items" from businesses, hospitals and other organizations. Gonzales said some of the most controversial provisions of the Patriot Act have proven invaluable in fighting terrorism and aiding other investigations.
Attorney General, FBI Director Urge Renewal of Patriot Act
The Associated Press
April 6, 2005