NY Times reporter James Risen Part II by Mitch E. Perry

12/15/06

A year ago tomorrow, the NY Times published their blockbuster story on the Bush Administration’s National Security Agency’s secret domestic surveillance program on Americans, a program that on its face was illegal because it was done with getting court warrants.

When the story broke, Democrats, and 1 Senate Republican, Pensylvania’s Arlen Specter, reacted with outrage about the very real possibility that the Administration had violated the law.

But the GOP led Congress has done nothing to reign in the program. That may now change with the Democrats controlling Capitol Hill come January.

The warrantless domestic surveillance program was broken in the pages of the NY Times by reporter James Risen. His book about that issue, “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration�, has just been published in paperback. Risen spoke to WMNF about 2 different courts, that have slapped down the Administration on this issue (roll tape#1 o.q.� with their classified reports�)

That’s New York Times journalist James Risen. His book, “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration�, has just been published in paperback.

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