A Top-Secret Beginning

Clip: Season 32 Episode 11 | 3m 7s

As FRONTLINE’s “United States of Secrets” reveals, the authorization for the government to begin collecting and monitoring the data of millions of Americans was written not by the president's lawyer, but by the vice president's—and stored in his own private safe. “United States of Secrets” (Part One) airs May 13 on PBS and at

Aired: 05/11/08

Rating: NR

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