John Dean on Olbermann << "> Dean joins Keith to discuss the latest on the "warrantless wiretapping." (Transcript)-updated the post DEAN
December 29, 2005

John Dean on Olbermann

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Dean joins Keith to discuss the latest on the "warrantless wiretapping."

(Transcript)-updated the post

DEAN: Well, I don't think there's any question he's violated the law. He's admitted to violating the law. What he is saying, I have a good defense, and that is national security. I have this power to do this, or this very vague resolution that the Congress granted for my using force in dealing with Afghanistan and terrorists. I can read into that that it also includes collecting signal intelligence.

It's a stretch. So what does this all mean? Is it an impeachable offense? Keith, that is a purely political question, and only the House of Representatives can decide it in the first instance. And I don't think they're going to decide it against the president at this point.

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The NY Times is being investigated now. "The Justice Department has opened an investigation of the unauthorized disclosure of classified information related to the NSA," a Justice Department official tells CNN."
I'm sure the bad people around the world had no idea we wanted to listen in.

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