ByÂ Sean Lengell-The Washington Times
Democrats argue that acting Deputy Attorney GeneralÂ James Cole, whom PresidentÂ Obama wants named to the post permanently, needs full congressional backing if the treasure trove of intelligence fromÂ Osama bin Ladenâ€™s killing can be fully put to use.
â€œThereâ€™s a heightened need for him now, given all the new work thatâ€™s going to come forward,â€Â Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said during aÂ Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week.
Mr. Schumer specifically stressed the need for a permanent deputy attorney general to help sign off on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders – a key anti-terrorism tool that allowsÂ U.S. intelligenceagencies to conduct physical and electronic surveillance of terrorist suspects.
Only three Justice officials – the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and the head of theÂ National Security Division – can sign FISA orders.
â€œWe need to have our team in place, and we need to have some degree of permanence,â€Â Mr. Holder said.
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