Yesterday, Bush said this in his weekly radio address:
The intelligence activities I have authorized are lawful and have been briefed to appropriate members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat.
Senate Judiciary Committee Arlen Specter (R-PA) disagreed with that assessment this morning. On Face the Nation, Specter said that Bush and others in the administration “still haven’t complied with the act to inform the full intelligence committees as required by law.”
“[T]here really has to be in our system of law and government, checks and balance, separation of powers, congressional oversight,” Specter added, and “there has been no meaningful congressional oversight on these programs.”
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