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[Admin. note: For those of you wondering, Rep. Harman's office has confirmed the authenticity of this diary. --Kagro X]

(Note: This post is in response to drational's "Dems Implicated in Illegal Wiretapping Ready to Compromise" post)

What rubbish!  For those like me who insist that the President’s domestic surveillance program must comply fully with the Constitution and the 4th Amendment, the only way for Congress to get there is with a veto-proof majority.  That's why I'm working with Republicans.  Got a better idea?

I opposed the FISA-gutting Protect America Act last August and supported the much-improved H.R. 3773, which did not include retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.  I call on the White House to do more than share selected documents with a handful of Senators – how do we know what the White House is not providing?  In my view, the question of retroactive immunity cannot even be considered until Congress is fully informed about what happened and under what authority.  

Originally posted to Rep Jane Harman on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 07:24 AM PDT.

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