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  • Tuesday, January 31, 2006

    US Torturer General lied during confirmation hearings

    A Democratic senator has stated that they believe that Alberto Gonzales "misled" the US senate last year on the subject of wiretapping, according to this article from the Washington Post:

    In a letter to the attorney general yesterday, Feingold demanded to know why Gonzales dismissed the senator's question about warrantless eavesdropping as a "hypothetical situation" during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January 2005. At the hearing, Feingold asked Gonzales where the president's authority ends and whether Gonzales believed the president could, for example, act in contravention of existing criminal laws and spy on U.S. citizens without a warrant. Gonzales said that it was impossible to answer such a hypothetical question but that it was "not the policy or the agenda of this president" to authorize actions that conflict with existing law. He added that he would hope to alert Congress if the president ever chose to authorize warrantless surveillance, according to a transcript of the hearing.
    Quite obviously, Gonzales has lied. Although this should come as no surprise to those of us who have been watching the rogue regime closely. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

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