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Powell defends Bush on domestic spying

Former secretary of state Colin Powell has defended the US administration arguing there was “nothing wrong” with President George W. Bush’s not seeking warrants before engaging in domestic spying. “I see absolutely nothing wrong with the president authorizing these kinds of actions,” Powell told ABC television Sunday after revelations last week that Bush authorized the National Security Agency to intercept communications by Americans with no approval from a special foreign intelligence court. “The president made a determination that he had sufficient authority from the Congress to do this in the way that he did it, without getting warrants from the courts or reporting to the courts after doing it,” Powell said.Full Story

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