Russ followed Alberto on the TODAY Show, with a rebuttal to Gonzo's empty talking points and addresses the issue of POWER. [media id=14342]-WMP [medi
December 18, 2005

Russ followed Alberto on the TODAY Show, with a rebuttal to Gonzo's empty talking points and addresses the issue of POWER.

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Gregory: ...Why isn't this eavesdropping program consistent with that resolution?

Russ: "This is just an outrageous power grab.Nobody, nobody, thought when we passed a resolution to invade Afghanistan and to fight the war on terror, including myself who voted for it, thought that this was an authorization to allow a wiretapping against the law of the United States.

There's two ways you can do this kind of wiretapping under our law. One is through the criminal code, Title III; the other is through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. That's it. That's the only way you can do it. You can't make up a law and deriving it from the Afghanistan resolution. The president has, I think, made up a law that we never passed."

David prodded Russell as well he should because there needs to be no wiggle room in the understanding of what King George has done.

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