FBI Director Pens Letter Asking Apple to Comply With Order

FBI Director James Comey is now personally involved in asking Apple to open a San Bernardino shooting suspect's iPhone.
1:58 | 02/22/16

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Transcript for FBI Director Pens Letter Asking Apple to Comply With Order
Now to that twist between apple and FBI. FBI director writing a letter about the disputes as protesters plan to back apple. ABC's Pierre Thomas in Washington has the latest for us. Reporter: Good morning, robin. While in support of apple across the country tomorrow, they continue to face off with both sides digging in, this morning, as you said the FBI director is getting personally involved in a very public director. Releasing a letter calling on apple to comply to help the iPhone of San Bern Dee owe killer, Syed farook. FBI director James come said, we don't want to break anyone's enkripgs. But apple is taking to the air waves to challenge the FBI's reasoning. Saying that the privacy and security of millions of his customers are at risk. No limit on what the government could apple to do if it succeeds this way. Reporter: To make the case, apple has hired Ted Olson two whose wife died on one of the planes in the 9/11 attack and this is Pandora box. We can't give the terrorists a victory. Reporter: The FBI claims that the investigation remains urgent, that the phone may have critical additional clues including whether others were involved. This morning, apple CEO Tim cook e-mailed his employees to thank them for their support. He said an army veteran wrote him, quote, like my freedom, I will always consider my privacy a treasure. Clearly, neither side backing down. High stakes in this battle. We'll get the latest now on

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