Nadler on Bush warrantless surveillance: A "prima facie case that they engaged in a criminal conspiracy"
Josh Marshall went and talked to Jerry Nadler, and that's what Nadler says. He's right. Every time Bush reauthorized the warrantless surveillance program, he broke the law (FISA), which is a felony punishable by five years in jail, as Judge Jackson noted in her decision in Bush v. NSA.
And that's the program we know about. Nadler wants to find out about the programs we don't know about--The programs Gonzales carefully parsed his testimony to avoid mentioning.
More choice Nadler quotes:
This story is the #1 "undercovered" story by the press, and is "worse than Watergate."
Pass the popcorn.
And see the links below for our exhaustive coverage of this story over the last several years.
NOTE It's unfortunate that Marshall, and Nadler, confuse warrantless wiretapping with warrantless surveillance. The two are quite different, and the latter includes email.