Blast From the Spying Past
Posted on Feb 5, 2006
Forbes: The White House was eager to protect its ability to gather foreign intelligence. Congress was eager to rein in executive power. What sounds like a new debate over the president’s ability to eavesdrop without warrants occurred 30 years ago.
Documents from the Ford administration reflect a remarkably similar dispute between the White House and Congress a generation before President Bush acknowledged that he authorized wiretaps without warrants on some Americans in terrorism investigations. | story