Saturday, February 04, 2006

Powerline Shreds the Constitution Again 

Apparently, John Hinderaker doesn't think changing a spying policy from FISA approved (aka Law of the Land) to a non-FISA compliant warrantless domestic spying program warrants approval from congress.

Can one imagine what Hinderaker's reaction to a Democratic President's similar abuse of power would be?

Hoekstra's letter does nothing to solve the problems created by Bush's abuse of power. In fact, shooting the messanger is just a desparate attempt to protect the president, the vice president, and the attorney general from criticism.

Power Line: Blowing the Whistle on the CRS
Blowing the Whistle on the CRS

We wrote about the partisan, low-quality work being done by the Congressional Research Service on intelligence issues here and here. Now the Republicans in Washington have finally begun calling the CRS to account. Today, Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, wrote to CRS Director Daniel Mulholland, critiquing the Service's report on the President's alleged failure to adequately brief the Congressional intelligence committees.

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