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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-20-07 09:52 PM
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32. Bush admits he signed NSA wiretap order, OK'd program more than 30 times
Bush admits he signed NSA wiretap order
Adds he OK'd program more than 30 times, will continue to do so

Saturday, December 17, 2005; Posted: 8:07 p.m. EST (01:07 GMT)
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/17/bush.nsa /

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In acknowledging the message was true, President Bush took aim at the messenger Saturday, saying that a newspaper jeopardized national security by revealing that he authorized wiretaps on U.S. citizens ......

Bush added: "Yesterday the existence of this secret program was revealed ... our enemies have learned information they should not ...this effort damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk."

The NSA eavesdrops on billions of communications worldwide. ....

........ Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, said there was no law allowing the president's actions and that "it's a sad day."

"He's trying to claim somehow that the authorization for the Afghanistan attack after 9/11 permitted this, and that's just absurd," .......
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