His order was in clear violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which was passed by Congress in 1978 in response to revelations that former President Nixon was using "national security" claims to spy on American citizens he considered his "enemies." FISA made it a crime to intentionally engage in electronic surveillance without court approval. The president clearly violated the law when he authorized, and then repeatedly reauthorized, the NSA to spy on Americans with first obtaining a warrant.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Save US democracy: investigate Bush
The American Civil Liberties Union is running a campaign to have a Special Prosector appointed to investigate Bush over his illegal wiretapping orders: