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Obama Administration Embraces Bush Position on Warrantless Wiretapping and Secrecy

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posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 09:14 PM
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Obama Administration Embraces Bush Position on Warrantless Wiretapping and Secrecy


www.eff.org

The Obama administration formally adopted the Bush administration's position that the courts cannot judge the legality of the National Security Agency's (NSA's) warrantless wiretapping program, filing a motion to dismiss Jewel v. NSA late Friday.

In Jewel v. NSA, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is challenging the agency's dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans. The Obama Justice Department claims in its motion that litigation over the wiretapping program would require the government to disclose privileged "state secrets." These are essentially the same arguments made by the Bush administration three years ago in Hepting v. AT&T, EFF's lawsuit against one of the telecom giants complicit in the NSA spying.
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posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 09:14 PM
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Kevin Bankston (EFF Senior Staff Attorney) said, "President Obama promised the American people a new era of transparency, accountability, and respect for civil liberties," Later on, he added: "But with the Obama Justice Department continuing the Bush administration's cover-up of the National Security Agency's dragnet surveillance of millions of Americans, and insisting that the much-publicized warrantless wiretapping program is still a 'secret' that cannot be reviewed by the courts, it feels like deja vu all over again."

We can't trust governments.

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[edit on 8-4-2009 by News And History]



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 09:23 PM
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It's being discussed here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


And I agree, you can't trust Obama as far as you can throw him.



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Now THIS will be a game changer. This is a big part of what liberals were complaining about. McCain at least SAID he would continue to do this. Obama straight up lied. No surprise. His voting Record speaks volumes of him.



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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I know what you mean. History repeats. He hasn't changed his ways.

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Thanks for telling me & others about that.



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 11:48 PM
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Is anyone really surprised about this ? Once a politician always a filthy freaking liar uh.... I mean politician.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 02:09 AM
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Previously Posted Here:

Obama Administration quietly expands Bush's legal defense of wiretapping program

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