We go to Protein Wisdom again today for another story out of Newsweek. The leaker for the NSA surveillance program is being investigated, at the same time that Democrats have passed a law saying “Ok – now that it’s all out in the open and everyone knows we’re doing this, we’ll go ahead and say it’s ok”.
The lawyer, Thomas M. Tamm, previously worked in Justice’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (OIPR)-the supersecret unit that oversees surveillance of terrorist and espionage targets. The agents seized Tamm’s desktop computer, two of his children’s laptops and a cache of personal files. Tamm and his lawyer, Paul Kemp, declined any comment. So did the FBI.
Dinocrat notes the Democrats passage of the bill while following up on “hawala transactions” and how they work.
We had been wondering why the Democratic Congress — seemingly a little out of character — went along with the extension of the approval of warrantless surveillance that the President just signed. Now perhaps we know. And we are reminded yet again of the harm done to the United States by the New York Times in its scandalous reporting on the monitoring of the SWIFT money transfer system.