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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Condoleezza Rice: Bush Acted Within Statutory Authority



Secretary of State Rice attempts to explain under what authority the administration had the right to conduct domestic spying without warrants (video):
The President has authorities under FISA which we are using and using actively. He also has authorities that derive from his role as Commander in Chief and his need to protect the country. He has acted within his constitutional authority and within statutory authority. Now, I am not a lawyer and I am quite certain that the Attorney General will address a lot of these questions.
Um, what statute would that be -- the Nixon Wiretapping Statute?

And speaking of Gonzales, he lied. Shocking, eh?

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