Monday, January 16, 2006

Gore Assails Domestic Wiretapping Program

[ Rawstory has the transcript. ]
[ C-Span streaming video here ]

GORE CALLS FOR SPECIAL PROSECUTOR OVER WIRETAPS; 'CONSTITUTION IN GRAVE DANGER'

rawstory: In Martin Luther King Day address, Gore compares wiretapping of Americans to surveillance of Martin Luther King

Washington Post: (AP)Former Vice President Al Gore asserted Monday that President Bush "repeatedly and persistently" broke the law by eavesdropping on Americans without a court warrant and called for a federal investigation of the practice.

Speaking on Martin Luther King Jr.'s national holiday, the man who lost the 2000 presidential election to Bush only after a ruling by the Supreme Court on a recount in Florida, called Bush's warrantless surveillance program "a threat to the very structure of our government." Gore charged that the program has ignored the checks and balances of the courts and Congress
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