Two Fisa Court Judges Were told of NSA's Actions

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    By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060516/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_phone_records_1

     
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    All well and good, but Orin Hatch saying that "there were no objections" isn't what's required of the FISA law.

    Seriously, FISA isn't that difficult to comply with. They can start the surveillance and then within the next few days ask for the warrant. There's no excuse for not doing it really. If the admin felt the law was onerous, all they had to do was ask Congress to change it since the perameters had been worked out with Bush I. So, if circumstances actually required a modification, he would have found a sympathetic audience, IMO.
     
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    Fact is they didn't. We can only guess at why. It is not necessarily correct to assume the secrecy was due to criminal intent. The judicial committee is going to get a full briefing from the White House so if they bother to show up they can decide for themselves.
     
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    I don't presume criminal intent. I do think the questions need to be asked, though. Doesn't pass the smell test, ya know?
     
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    It's the Joos behind it. Or the Blacks. Maybe the Mexicans? Perhaps the Vietnamese?
     

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