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Wednesday, December 21, 2005


The Department of Justice believes, and the case law supports, that the
president has inherent authority to conduct warrantless physical searches for foreign intelligence purposes... is important to understand that the rules and methodology for criminal searches are inconsistent with the collection of foreign intelligence and would unduly frustrate the President in carrying out his foreign intelligence responsiblities.

... Intelligence is often long range, its exact targets are more difficult to identify, and its focus is less precise. Information gathering for policy maker and prevention, rather than prosecution, are its primary focus. Prosecution is but one of many possible options that may be pursued at a later date."

Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick
Testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, July 14, 1994


  • At 2:55 PM, Blogger Scott D. Feldstein said…

    That's all very interesting, but it's all still dancing around the issue. The president violated FISA by ordering the NSA to spy on Americans (and those living on American soil) without warrants. You can say he was justified (he wasn't), but that doesn't really change the fact that the law says one thing and he did another.


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