Tuesday, May 15, 2007, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held open hearings to discuss Justice Department policy under the Bush/Cheney administration. Their sole witness was James Comey, formerly Asst. Atty. General under John Ashcroft. Occurring on a busy news day, the hearings were not covered by C-Span, unfortunately (although both Lou Dobbs on CNN and Keith Olbermann on MSNBC dealt with the subject on their programs that evening, and video of part of the hearings is available at a link below)
Mr. Comey's testimony was not only riveting, but shocking in its content and import for anyone concerned about the future of our country. Comey's revelations make it clear that Pres. Bush authorized warrantless wiretapping, knowing it to be illegal, and over the objections of his top two Justice Department officials. All signs point to this illegal decision continuing to guide policy today.
Please see video and commentary at the following links: