“….Administration lawyers and the president himself have tortured the Constitution and extracted a suspension of the separation of powers,” writes Thomas Donlan in Barron’s Online.
Bush spying on Americans was no shocker, but to operate in suspicious cognito…
Dec. 26 Barron’s goes with it: “The administration is saying the president has unlimited authority to order wiretaps in the pursuit of foreign terrorists, and that the Congress has no power to overrule him.
As AG Ashcroft laid it down in 2002:
“The Constitution vests in the president inherent authority to conduct warrantless intelligence surveillance (electronic or otherwise) of foreign powers or their agents, and Congress cannot by statute extinguish that Constitutional authority.”
Gonzales last week declined to declassify relevant legal reviews made by the Department of Justice.
Get out the megaphone, and repeat with me:
Willful disregard of a law is potentially an impeachable offense. It is at least as impeachable as having a sexual escapade under the Oval Office desk and lying about it later.
Could it be… Merry Christmas and Impeach in the New Year???