May 16, 2007

countdown-turley2.jpg George Washington University Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley says that the latest NSA warrantless wiretapping revelations -- wherein the administration knowingly broke the law and continued spying on American citizens after top DoJ officials refused to certify the legality of the program -- make this a "clear impeachable offense."

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"The problem comes down to the failure of Congress to deal with what is a very ugly and unfortunate fact. This would be a clear impeachable offense. I don't know of a more potential charge of impeachment within the modern presidency.

This quote from Glenn sums it up perfectly:

And, as I've asked many times before, if we passively allow the President to simply break the law with impunity in how the government spies on our conversations, what don't we allow?

Under FISA, spying on American citizens on American soil without a warrant is a felony. President Bush has been caught red-handed violating that law, and has even admitted as much. If there are no longer consequences for breaking the law, what has our country become?

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