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Thursday, January 19, 2006

I fought the law, and the law won

Congressional Agency Questions Legality of Wiretaps (emphasis mine):
The Bush administration appears to have violated the National Security Act by limiting its briefings about a warrantless domestic eavesdropping program to congressional leaders, according to a memo from Congress's research arm released yesterday.

The Congressional Research Service opinion said that the amended 1947 law requires President Bush to keep all members of the House and Senate intelligence committees 'fully and currently informed' of such intelligence activities as the domestic surveillance effort.

The memo from national security specialist Alfred Cumming is the second report this month from CRS to question the legality of aspects of Bush's domestic spying program. A Jan. 6 report concluded that the administration's justifications for the program conflicted with current law.
Evidence keeps piling up that Bu$hCo is violating the law left and right in its fascist power grab. When will the congress grow some cojones and perform their constitutional responsibilities of oversight of the executive branch? For that matter, with all of the criminal indictments flying around on the hill, you'd think that maybe, just maybe, the house ethics panel would be doing its job and investigating the countless allegations of bribery and corruption.

Yet, the MSM treats the lack of congressional oversight and the countless stories of administration's disregard for the laws of this nation as BAU. Move along, nothing to see here. Look over there! Another missing blonde white woman!


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