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The Verdict on NSA is in - President Bush has the power

AJ Strata tipped me to this story in the Washington Times where several former FISA judges found:

"..that President Bush did not act illegally when he created by executive order a wiretapping program conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA).

The five judges testifying before the committee said they could not speak specifically to the NSA listening program without being briefed on it, but that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act does not override the president's constitutional authority to spy on suspected international agents under executive order. "


That's it folks! Stick a fork in it.

Ah, you didn't think the MSM would leave it at that now do you?

So now it appears (AKA NSA leak suspect # 3) NY Times writer, Eric Lichtblau attempts a little "literary license" by re-writing the events:

"Five former judges on the nation's most secretive court, including one who resigned in apparent protest over President Bush's domestic eavesdropping, urged Congress on Tuesday to give the court a formal role in overseeing the surveillance program."

....."Judge Baker said he felt most comfortable talking about possible changes to strengthen the foreign intelligence law. "Whether something's legal or illegal goes beyond that," he said, "and that's why I'm shying away from answering that."


Eric ought to be preparing for that upcoming deposition and less on trying to disprove facts.

Word.




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