Monday, December 26, 2005
WaPo: Powell clueless on illegal wiretaps
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday supported government eavesdropping to prevent terrorism.
But Powell said a major controversy over presidential powers could have been avoided by obtaining court warrants.
Powell said that when he was in the Cabinet, he was not told that President Bush authorized a warrantless National Security Agency surveillance operation after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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