So liberals wail and beat their chests when the President, using his authority to wage war in the 21st Century to protect Americans, okays eavesdropping on suspected terrorists in the USA when they make calls to their buddies overseas.
But where are the wails for “censure” when a United States Congressman explicity and knowingly violates the wiretapping laws for his own party’s political benefit?
Jim McDermott: Lawbreaker – Michelle Malkin
A federal appeals court ruled today that Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., violated federal law by turning over an illegally taped telephone call to reporters nearly a decade ago.
In a 2-1 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that McDermott violated the rights of House Majority Leader John Boehner, who was heard on the 1996 call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The court ordered McDermott to pay Boehner more than $700,000 for leaking the taped conversation. The figure includes $60,000 in damages and more than $600,000 in legal costs.
McDermott leaked a tape of a 1996 cell phone call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to The New York Times and other news organizations.
I hope it won’t take another 10 years to find out and prosecute the United States Senator who leaked classified information about the War on Terror to the media!