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Bush’s Snoopgate

December 20, 2005

Jonathan Alter publishes an immensely scary story [Bush’s Snoopgate ] about Bush contacting (“summoned” is probably a better word) the Publisher and Executive Editor of the NYT to NOT publish a story about him breaking the law.

Break the Law? You ask. Spying on U.S. Citizens! Isn’t that what got Nixon impeached??????

“No wonder Bush was so desperate that The New York Times not publish its story on the National Security Agency eavesdropping on American citizens without a warrant, in what lawyers outside the administration say is a clear violation of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. I [Jonathan Alter] learned this week that on December 6, Bush summoned Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and executive editor Bill Keller to the Oval Office in a futile attempt to talk them out of running the story. The Times will not comment on the meeting,
but one can only imagine the president’s desperation.”

Congress MUST do its Job to upHOLD the Constitution, not Destroy IT!

Although I do think Rove is a serious risk the National Security. Why does he still have security clearance, much less his job at the White House. (Praying to all the political gods, for a Merry Fitzmas!!)


George Bush is using the National Security Agency to conduct surveillance on American citizens without the consent of any court. After initially refusing to confirm the story, the President has admitted to personally overseeing this domestic spying program for years.

These actions are explicitly against the law. But the administration says that other laws somehow allow for this unprecedented use of a foreign intelligence agency to spy on Americans right here in the United States. According to reports, political appointees in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel wrote still-classified legal opinions laying out the supposed justification for this program.

Governor Howard Dean is filing a formal demand that they release these documents. You can add your name to a Freedom of Information Act request by providing the information below.

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  1. Vincent D Sacco Sr permalink
    December 20, 2005 5:23 pm

    Listen you little asshole. Not long ago you got another story completely wrong and got people killed. Now you are spreding your loaded story again. You know as well as I do that President Nixon did what he did for his personal gain. President Bush is trying to keep us safe.
    You need to report that Presidents Carter & Clinton used these same laws and did the same things as the President is doing now.
    Reporters like you will get yours to someday and you have noone to blame but yourself. I hope your not proud of yourself.

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