Clinton says he didn't use warrantless wiretaps
Former President Clinton said Thursday that he never ordered wiretaps of American citizens without obtaining a court order, as President Bush has acknowledged he has done.
Clinton, in an interview broadcast Thursday on the ABC News program ''Nightline,'' said his administration either received court approval before authorizing a wiretap or went to court within three days after to get permission, as required by law.
''We either went there and asked for the approval or, if there was an emergency and we had to do it beforehand, then we filed within three days afterward and gave them a chance to second guess it,'' Clinton told ABC.
You know what pisses me off about Democrats? Now that Clinton has said it, and said it publicly, the press will NO LONGER be able to repeat the right-wing lie that Clinton did it too. That's the way our "he-said she-said" press corps works. If a Democrats does not publicly set the record straight, NO reporter will point out the falsehoods. The DON'T report. They take dictation. So you have to TELL THEM WHAT TO SAY. The Republicans understand this. The Democrats don't.