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»  December 19, 2005

Politics  

Wyden On NSA: No Response Yet

As I mentioned Saturday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and would conceivably have something to say about the President ordering the NSA to spy on communications -- potentially by US citizens -- that skirt the oversight of the legislative or judicial branches of government.

It's been all over the news for the weekend, with Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI), Harry Reid (D-NV), and even Lindsey Graham (R-SC) expressing concern about it. We haven't heard a peep from Wyden yet about an issue that affects one of the five committees he's assigned to in the Senate, on an issue that Graham has speculated seems to have "no legal basis."

I just called Wyden's Washington office (at about 4:30 EST there) and his guy answering the phone says the senator still has no statement. Drop him a line yourself: 202-224-5244

Mon Dec 19, 2005 13:50 -0800