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Monday, December 26, 2005

 

WaPo: Powell clueless on illegal wiretaps

PowellWASHINGTON, 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.

Full Washington Post story.

Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
lawfirm webpage: www.haigler.info
political blog: http://demlog.blogspot.com

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