TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Gonzales Defends Bush Eavesdropping

Re: Gonzales Defends Bush Eavesdropping

Tom Horsley (
Mon, 13 Feb 2006 12:43:42 GMT

> Specter told Gonzales that even the Supreme Court had ruled that "the
> president does not have a blank check." Specter suggested that the
> program's legality be reviewed by a special federal court set up by
> the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

> "There are a lot of people who think you're wrong. What do you have to
> lose if you're right?" Specter, R-Pa., asked Gonzales.

Considering the "Alice in Wonderland" aspects of the theory that this
wiretapping is legal, I have a feeling they already have a defense
planned if it should come down to impeachment:

"But Senator, impeachment requires high crimes or misdemeanors, and
illegal wiretapping is a felony, so it doesn't meet the criteria
for impeachment" :-).

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