December 20, 2005

Bush Claims Contradicted

At least two leading Democrats have contradicted Bush's claims that leading Democrats were advised about the illegal NSA eavesdropping.

Think Progress has a piece about former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) who was Chairman of the Intelligence Committee. He has said this about his meetings with administration officials:

There was no reference made to the fact that we were going to…begin unwarranted, illegal — and I think unconstitutional — eavesdropping on American citizens.

And the Huffington Post refers us to a letter written by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) in which he clearly objects to the "direction the Administration is moving with regard to security, technology and survellance."

So with whom did the Administration consult on the Democratic side who did not object? Perhaps they had tea with Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), both of whom they could count on looking the other way?

Give it some time. We will discover which Democrats were actually told and which ones did not object.

1 comment:

enigma4ever said...

e4e here, according to Rockefeller 's letter he wrote , it appears that the unusal surveillance was to be based on technology, batches of IP addresses, numbers. That is worrisome, that means that there were large numbers of targets, and that the Broadband companies would have to give the numbers, but how could they do that without warrants being given to them first , warrants have to have names. right? I am not a lawyer, but this seems very strange...and quite a few blogs are carrying the story that the King called the Constitution a godamned piece of paper.