Sunday, July 02, 2006

President Bush did it... again!

With regard to the secret program to monitor international banking transactions, President Bush claimed that "Congress was briefed" and so that what they did was "fully authorized by the law". Well, briefing Congress is indeed what the law requires. But Bush's statement contradicts what Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said today on ABC:

STEPHANOPOULOS: The White House said they briefed the Congress on this matter and there is no law called into question. Do you believe that a law is called into question and that this program might have been illegal?

FEINSTEIN: Well, I’m on the Intelligence Committee. I can tell you when I was briefed and when the committee was briefed — and that was when it became apparent that the New York Times had the story and was going to run it. And that’s when and why they came to us and briefed us.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So you knew nothing about it before the New York Times was asking questions?

FEINSTEIN: That’s correct.
(see video here via Think Progress)

I wonder who's lying.... or do I?

1 Comments:

At 02:34, Blogger Woozie said...

Maybe it will be another year like 2-0-5 for George...

 

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