Thursday, March 30, 2006

New York Times Flat Out Lies

It's amazing at how the democrat run media will not only spin what's being said but now will just make it up as they go along to fit their anti-American agenda. The lies that democrat "journalist" Eric Lichtblau spews is stunning! As all clear thinking individuals know the warrentless wiretaps that the President has employed against al Qaeda is perfectly legal but that doesn't fit into al Qaeda supporter Mr. Lichtblau's agenda. Here is what he claims to have "heard" at the recent hearings about the NSA wiretaps.

Five former judges on the nation's most secretive court, including one who resigned in apparent protest over President Bush's domestic eavesdropping, urged Congress on Tuesday to give the court a formal role in overseeing the surveillance program.

In a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the secretive court, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, several former judges who served on the panel also voiced skepticism at a Senate hearing about the president's constitutional authority to order wiretapping on Americans without a court order. They also suggested that the program could imperil criminal prosecutions that grew out of the wiretaps

Here is the full transcript of the hearings. You'll see that the judges said no such thing. In fact they said the opposite, that the President had full authority to wiretap Americans without a court order to collect foreign intelligence.

Following Senator Dubin's questions, Senator Hatch then pursued a series of hypothetical questions that he posed to Judge Kornblum regarding the admissibility of evidence obtained indirectly from the NSA surveillance program.

Judge Kornblum: To be admissible, the evidence would have had to have been lawfully seized or lawfully obtained and the standard that the district judge would use is that, depending upon where this is, is the law in his circuit. In most of the circuits, the law is clear that the President has the authority to do warrantless surveillance if it is to collect foreign intelligence and it is targeting foreign powers or agents. If the facts support that, then the district judge could make that finding and admit the evidence, just as they did in Truong-Humphrey.

It's truly amazing the depths that the democrats will go to support the terrorists and bring down this country.

Hap tip: Powerline


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