Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Feingold Asks Obama to Clarify Position on Warrantless Wiretapping

TheWashingtonIndependent

Responding to the controversial assertion by Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair on June 8 that warrantless wiretapping “wasn’t illegal,” Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) today sent a letter to President Obama asking him to make clear that he is not claiming that extraordinary executive authority to disregard the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.

“As a United States Senator, you stated clearly and correctly that the warrantless wiretapping program was illegal,” writes Feingold. “Your Attorney General expressed the same view, both as a private citizen and at his confirmation hearing.”

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