Anyone have a link to that thread with the detailed information on all the EOs, case law, etc showing that the wiretapping is within the President's authority?
I've been hunting around for it, and it's probably right in front of my face, but I can't find it.
Click on the keyword SPYING at the top of the Latest Posts page; maybe you can scroll through and find it that way.
Letter from Asst. Atty. Gen.
Posted by Justanobody to henry_thefirst
On News/Activism 01/09/2006 3:08:11 PM PST · 48 of 55
Four federal courts of appeal subsequently faced the issue squarely and held that the president has inherent authority to authorize wiretapping for foreign intelligence purposes without judicial warrant.
In addition to constitutional authority, Congress has authorized the use of force in the Joint Resolution of Congress passed in the aftermath of 9/11. That resolution charged the president to "use all necessary and appropriate force" to "prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States." These wiretaps follow logically from this resolution.
...Feingold wants to be President, and that's fair enough.
But until you run nationwide and win, Senators, please stop stripping the Presidency of its Constitutional authority to defend America.
There is no evidence that these wiretaps violate the law. But there is lots of evidence that the Senators are "illegally" usurping Presidential power--and endangering the country in the process.
ASST. ATTY. GEN'S. LETTER TO SENATE INTEL. COMM. -
Under Article II of the Constitution, including in his capacity as Commander in Chief, the President has the responsibility to protect the Nation from further attacks, and the Constitution gives him all necessary authority to fulfill that duty.
With the invention of the microphone, the telephone, and the dictograph recorder, it became possible to ''eavesdrop'' with much greater secrecy and expediency. Inevitably, the use of electronic devices in law enforcement was challenged, and in 1928 the Court reviewed convictions obtained on the basis of evidence gained through taps on telephone wires ...