Congressman Nadler Requests Special Prosecutor on Domestic Surveillance Program

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 26, 2006

Press release: “In a letter to Attorney General Gonzales today [text of which is included in this release], Congressman Jerrold Nadler renewed his call for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program.When Congressman Nadler first called for a special counsel in December of last year, the Administration responded by tracing its authority to carry out illegal wiretapping to Article II of the Constitution, and to Congress’s Authorization of the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in 2001. However, the Supreme Court firmly rebuked the President when it held in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in June of this year, that the Administration’s claims were insufficient to justify military tribunals for detainees in Guantánamo.”

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