Tim Russert Accuses Senator Dodd Of Using FISA Hold For Political Purposes

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Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd has been front and center in the fight to protect civil liberties by putting a hold on the latest FISA legislation which gives immunity to telecom companies for illegally turning over customer data to our government. This morning on Meet The Press Tim Russert, armed with all the Bush talking points, ambushed Dodd and directly accused him of using the FISA issue for purely political purposes.

Dodd held his own, but when read a quote from Sen. Jay Rockefeller disagreeing with his views on FISA, he failed to mention the massive donations Rockefeller has accepted from the telecom industry which just might have something to do with his desire to give them immunity.


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