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......