Monday, February 27, 2006
Back in January it was noted here that AG Gonzalez was planning to investigate who was the whistle-blower who leaked that NSA was alleged to be tapping telephones without a warrant. It seemed bizarre at that time that the AG would be investigating who leaked an alleged violation of federal law. It is therefore good to see that some in Congress are now requesting the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate whether there has been a violation of federal law in the alleged eavesdropping program. (see CNN here) What is bothersome here is that this request is coming only from Democrats in Congress. This should be a non-partisan request. If there has been no violation of federal law then a special prosecutor will make that determination. But if there has been a violation, then it is important that the perpetrators be brought to justice.