[funsec] U.S. Government Lawyer Defends Wiretapping Program
Richard M. Smith
rms at bsf-llc.com
Wed Sep 6 10:05:58 CDT 2006
Tony can be contacted here at this email address: tony.coppolino at usdoj.gov
A terrorist nuke sounds pretty far fetched to me. I also don't know what it
has to do with the current NSA telephone monitoring programs.
However, I'm curious about Tony's views on how the U.S. government would
handle an anonymous tip that a nuke had been smuggled into DC and no one had
a clue if the tip was true or not.
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On
Behalf Of Fergie
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:42 PM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] U.S. Government Lawyer Defends Wiretapping Program
Via The Boston Globe (AP).
A government lawyer used a dramatic scenario of a nuclear attack on
Washington to illustrate his arguments Tuesday in defense of President
Bush's warrantless wiretapping program.
Anthony Coppolino, a special litigation counsel based in Washington,
said the Constitution gives Bush the right as commander in chief to do
what is necessary to surveil terrorists and stop them from attacking
the United States, including interrogating someone who might have
information about an imminent attack.
p.s. Just as you would expect an attorney for the U.S. to
do -- dramatize the situation to get a point across. YMMV. :-)
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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