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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

FISA Immunity Deal - Tell your Representative to Say NO

At Firedoglake, Jane Hamsher reports a rumor of a deal in the works between Sen. Jay Rockefeller and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to grant retroactive immunity to administration officials who violated FISA and their accomplices in the telecommunications industry:
According to the ACLU, there is rumor of a backroom deal being brokered by Jay Rockefeller on FISA that will include retroactive immunity. I've heard from several sources that Steny Hoyer is doing the dirty work on the House side, and some say it will be attached to the new supplemental.

At Hullabaloo, Digby adds:
They [the telecom companies] really, really want this to go through. In fact, their insistence is becoming so desperate that there is simply no more reason to doubt they are hiding something. Nobody works this hard if all it would take would be a couple of court cases to publicly clear their names. These corporations must be knee deep in spying on Americans and their corrupt congressional puppets must know it.

Please contact your U.S. representative today, and tell him or her to vote against any legislation that includes amnesty for the FISA violators. The ACLU makes it easy to contact your representative.


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