Dec 30 2005
A gentleman on FoxNews (Brit Hume’s show) made the obvious point that the NSA story is not a case of whistleblowing because there was nothing being done wrong and nothing was being hidden. FISA and Congress knew of the program and were kept up to date. The NSA is not illegal. So there can be no whistleblowing (not to mention there is whistleblowing path that doesn’t include the press).
The guy also pointed out why FISA could not be used for the FBI. If NSA heard Bin Laden talking to Atta in NY, the New York side of the discussion would have to be deleted and never given to the FBI!
That is why FISA is broken folks. That is the Gorelick Wall, what the FISC tried to keep in place even after 9-11, being forced to change their dangerous ways by the one time in history the FISA Review Court was invoked to straighten out the FISA Court itself.
The impeachment calls are going to really backfire on this one!
Our reader Snapple has ID’d the person in a comment on another post as Ron Kessler.