Sunday, December 18, 2005

King Supports Illegal Wiretaps

On CNN show Situation Room, King says Article 2 of Constitution gives president powers to issue the order. Look at Article 2 here. There's nothing in there about the president having absolute power.
The ONLY part of Article 2 that may apply in the case of criminality on the part of Bush is Section 4. Disqualification: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

We'll have more when we get a transcript.

The long and short of it is that Bush had a legal obligation to have the UNITED STATES FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT rule on a warrant for the survellence.
He didn't do that and he broke the law.

And what does King do when backed into another Bush-created corner? He BLAMES CLINTON for 9/11!!!
King tells Wolf Blitzer that if there were illegal wiretaps in 1998 and 1999, 9/11 wouldn't have happened. Simply put, he's a liar.

More when we have the full transcript......

1 comment:

Jon said...

What truly puzzles me about this illegal wiretap business is that Bush couldn't be bothered to seek a warrant from the "Secret Court".

Over the course of its existence, the FISC has heard over 10,000 applications for these types of warrants. To date, it has not refused to issue a warrant once. So this is the court before which Bush or his cronies were too scared to make their case? Something doesn't add up.