Just Follow The Law…
Matt Browner-Hamlin interviews Mark Klein regarding what he knows about the illegal domestic surveillance without warrants.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin the mark-up of the FISA bill beginning at 10 am ET. I’m checking to see whether C-Span and/or the committee webstream are going to be covering the discussion on this, and will let you know as soon as I know for sure.
But I do know this: Mark Klein will be on C-Span’s Washington Journal this morning, between 9:30 and 10 am ET, to discuss what the Bush Administration and the cooperating telecom companies have been doing in contravention of the expressly written provisions of the FISA law, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, specifically the Fourth Amendment. (I reviewed some of the illegalities here and here yesterday.)
As Jane said yesterday, please take some time to pester the Senate Judiciary Committee members. You can do so using the techno-tool from Sen. Dodd. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way and just call or FAX the members of the committee. You know what to do:
Sen. Harry Reid — (202) 224-3542 FAX 202-224-7327
Senate Judiciary Committee Contact Information:
Every Senate direct dial number can be found here (including links to just about every senator’s web page, which include both DC office contact information and local office numbers as well). You can reach your Senators toll free thanks to these numbers that katymine found:
1 (800) 828 – 0498
1 (800) 614 – 2803
1 (866) 340 – 9281
1 (866) 338 – 1015
1 (877) 851 – 6437
Also, the Senate Judiciary Committee membership and contact information is as follows:
|DE||Joe Biden||(202) 224-5042||(202)-224-0139|
|VT||Patrick J. Leahy||(202) 224-4242||(202) 224-3479|
|MA||Edward M. Kennedy||(202) 224-4543||(202) 224-2417|
|WI||Herbert Kohl||(202) 224-5653||(202) 224-9787|
|CA||Dianne Feinstein||(202) 224-3841||(202) 228-3954|
|WI||Russell D. Feingold||(202) 224-5323||(202) 224-2725|
|NY||Charles E. Schumer||(202) 224-6542||(202) 228-3027|
|IL||Richard J. Durbin||(202) 224-2152||(202) 228-0400|
|MD||Benjamin Cardin||(202) 224-4524||(202) 224-1651|
UPDATE: Here’s a word for you Arlen: NO. H/T to Ari, who sent me the link to The Hill reporting on the alleged “Specter Comrpomise,” which is an abomination of legal train wreckery. Can you say state secrets and greymail dodges, and the hands of Addington and Cheney trying to CYA for themselves? I knew you could. Ari has an op-ed in the Politico that is worth a read as well this morning.