Byrne: In a terse and highly unusual letter to Vice President Cheney, Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) today rejected the Bush administration’s insistence that a secret wire tapping program being conducted on U.S. civilians by the National Security Agency is legal...read on...
You can read the letter here.
Specter joined Wolf to talk about the NSA program, FISA, phone companies and a letter he wrote Dick which slams him for lobbying Congress behind his back to block a hearing.
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He says the FISA statute has been violated, but won't say that the President broke the law. He says the President doesn't have a blank check, but when Wolf asked him about punishment-he called it a political issue. Cheney uses Hatch to go behind his back and Arlen doesn't mind at all. Do you think he is blowing smoke like he usually does or is getting close to actually doing something? I'm a bit under the weather-so what do you all think?