Former FISA Court Judge Allan Kornblum, co-author of the FISA law, says President G.W. Bush's Constitutional powers supersede the FISA law....
Hell will freeze over before the MSM admit to having been wrong in their and hard-left Democrats' collective screed against President Bush, accusing him of breaking the law by authorizing the wiretaps of terrorists to protect America and the American people. And it will freeze rock-solid before hard-left Democrats admit it either.
All on the same irrational bash-Bush bandwagon, they have gone on round the bend to squeal for censure and impeachment of President Bush---and falsely accuse him and his administration of "corruption."
After 8 years of real corruption in the presidency of Bill don't-know-what-is-is Clinton---that included some in his administration who couldn't even enter the White House without Clinton doing away with traditional security there first---these current in-denial MSM and Dems show themselves to be more than just passing stupid as they spew the "impeachment" word and remind the whole world that their favorite bad-boy president---William Jefferson Clinton---was the onliest U.S. President ever to actually be impeached. And that he was impeached because of his obstructions of justice and lying to a Federal Grand Jury.
Clinton was not impeached for trying to protect our country and all of us in it---which is what the hard-left wants to crucify GWB for doing. Just as Bad-Boy Bill was not impeached for his deviant extra-marital sexual behaviors---even in the Oval Office.
Clinton was also the onliest U.S. President to lose his license to practice law---for the same reasons he was impeached---and to have to pay a judgment of $300,000.00 to a woman whom he sexually assaulted. Remember Paula Jones..., and Juanita Broadderick..., and Monica Lewinsky..., and all Clinton's other female victims? The list goes on ad infinitum.
Don't you just love it when those on the hard-left give such a high-profile demonstration of their power-deprivation desperation and dearth of substantive ideas? Guess they're just worn out from defending the indefensible for 8 long Clinton years and waging a 5 year political and anti-war war against George W. Bush and his entire administration.
Me..., I say we just stand by and not get in their way, as they continue to self-destruct.
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"FISA Judge: Bush Wiretapping Broke No Law"
In a significant vindication for President Bush, a judge who co-authored the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act said Tuesday that the president was duly authorized under the Constitution to order the wiretapping of suspected terrorists - without getting a warrant from the FISA Court.
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, former FISA Court Judge Allan Kornblum said that president's Constitutional powers supersede the FISA law, which critics claim the Bush program violated.
"If a court refuses a FISA application and there is not sufficient time for the president to go to the court of review, the president can under executive order act unilaterally, which he is doing now," said Kornblum, in quotes picked up by the Washington Times.
Kornblum, who supervised Justice Department wiretap applications to the FISA court for years, is now a magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
Testifying along with four other former FISA Court judges, Judge Kornblum suggested that it would have been irresponsible for Bush to have deferred to the FISA Court. "I think that the president would be remiss exercising his constitutional authority by giving all of that power over to a statute," the FISA author said.
The AP didn't mention the FISA author's.... remarks about Bush having the power to "act unilaterally."
The New York Times also failed to find vindication for Bush in Kornblum's words, reporting instead that the FISA judges "voiced skepticism at a Senate hearing about the president's constitutional authority to order wiretapping on Americans without a court order...."