Friday, March 24, 2006

Bush shuns Patriot Act requirement

WASHINGTON -- When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act's expanded police powers.

The bill contained several oversight provisions intended to make sure the FBI did not abuse the special terrorism-related powers to search homes and secretly seize papers. The provisions require Justice Department officials to keep closer track of how often the FBI uses the new powers and in what type of situations. Under the law, the administration would have to provide the information to Congress by certain dates.

So, Bush is openly announcing that he will not obey the oversight provisions of a law passsed by the Congress of the United States. How about this, if he violates the law, he should be impeached for failing to "faithfully execute" the laws of the United States.


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