Domestic Wiretaps on US citizens

Will we see a change in the policies of the Bush Administration regarding wiretapping U.S. citizens? In this video clip, AG Eric Holder addresses FISA law and wiretapping. But note FISA still requires the government come to them and state who, what, where, they are searching. But that isn’t what we heard about under Bush administration comments. They went around FISA itself:

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Back in October 2008, ABCNews’ Brian Ross interviewed David Murfee Faulk and Adrienne Kinne. In this interview we hear the accusation that wiretapping was happening to much more than wiretapping “terror suspects” and their related allies. This reveals that wire tapping was occurring which was listening to private phone calls of private US citizens.

Let us also remember what former NSA analyst Russell Tice says he witnessed:

And for good measure, the 4th Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Now, we know that Bush violated FISA 30 times, but to date we have yet to see the Attorneys General investigate or prosecute. Will the Patrick Leahy “Truth and Consequences” commission or the Judiciary Committees reopen this question? Or will Eric Holder further investigate to what extent our collective rights were routinely violated?

We will soon post the arguments made in the 9th Circuit court exposing ATT and others for their involvement as a reminder of where we’ve been. But for now these two clips reveal insiders who are clear that the government violated your 4th Amendment rights.