Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, told "CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" there were many questions but cautioned against politicizing the matter.
"I'd like to inquire why they didn't go to the Federal Intelligence Security Act," [FISA] which sets up a special court to authorize national security wiretaps," the senator said. "That's a real question they have to answer."
Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, said he believes Bush's action violated the law.
"FISA law says it's the exclusive law to authorize wiretaps," he said. "This administration is playing fast and loose with the law in national security. The issue here is whether the president of the United States is putting himself above the law, and I believe he has done so."
Specter, however, said Feingold "is rushing to judgment."OK, now you know when Arlen Specter, a fellow liberal, doesn't have your back you're pretty much a lost cause.
Then again the fact that Democrats are pushing this "spying" issue is beyond ridiculous. Because not will it be found that George W, Bush did nothing wrong here, but it only enhances the fact that this party is weak on terrorism. Instead of confronting terrorists head-on like Republicans do, Democrats ignorant of the happenings surroundings the first World Trade center bombing under Bill Clinton, continue to take the "wait-and-see approach", an odious move that helped cost the lives of over 3,000 people on 9/11.
By rushing to judgment without getting his facts straight Feingold makes it clear that he's nothing but a "liberals liberal" who should have no say on protecting our country. And hopefully this latest episode of liberal hatred for Bush will ruin any chance of Feingold's rumored running for President in 2008. Then too, Feingold, a man who said "no" to going into Iraq and recently had the audacity to also call for a timetable for our troops to leave, has become such a friend to the terrorists that maybe it's about time the White House investigate bringing charges of treason up against him.