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Are you kidding me??  There had better be swift and substantial justice brought to those at the NSA who are responsible for trying to wiretap a member of Congress WITHOUT A WARRANT.  It seems too sensational to be true, but....

Not to mention all of the other US citizens who were "targeted" in these invasions of privacy.  Don't worry though, we have FISA to protect us.  Follow me down below.


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The New York Times just published another jaw dropping article about another blatant violation of US citizens rights.  At what point do we realize that the FISA bill is fatally flawed?  Looks like a case of act first, ask permission later.

Remember when we were fighting against all the changes to FISA last year?  Don't you wish a few more Democrats had a set of balls at that time?

The intelligence officials said that the problems have grown out of changes enacted by Congress last July in the law that regulates the government’s wiretapping powers, and the challenges posed by enacting a new framework for collecting intelligence on suspected terrorists and spies.

While N.S.A.’s operations in recent months have come under examination, new details are also emerging about earlier domestic surveillance activities, including the agency’s attempt to wiretap a congressman without court approval on an overseas trip, according to interviews with current and former intelligence officials.

There is another mention of attempting to wiretap a congressman later in the article but it is not clear whether that is the same one as referred to in the above quote.  Either way, they have currently not revealed who it was that was under the NSA's interest.  Too many suspect congressmen to speculate.

FISA is no better than the people that use it and right now it seems like Attorney General Eric Holder might want to start asking some pointed questions.

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Originally posted to skisb on Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 05:27 PM PDT.

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