An Islamic charity is banking on public statements by Bush administration officials to give it standing to sue the government for warrantless wiretapping, according to a new complaint the charity filed Tuesday.

A 2007 speech by an FBI official is the linchpin in Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation’s continuing effort to prove that the U.S. government illegally monitored phone calls between one of the charity’s directors and two of its U.S.-based lawyers.

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