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On Jan. 15, 2006, George Stephanopoulos interviewed Senator Arlen Specter on ABC's This Week. On the issue of warrent-less NSA Wiretaps authorized by the president, Stephanopoulus asked Specter what the possible remedies would be if the president's actions were found to be illegal. Specter replied, "...Impeachment is the remedy. After impeachment, you could have a criminal prosecution..."
Video: http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002282.htm

On Feb. 5, 2006, the Associated Press reported: "Sen. Arlen Specter said Sunday he believes that President Bush violated a 1978 law specifically calling for a secret court to consider and approve such monitoring."
Article: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/7541

The question at hand goes beyond whether Congress should subpoena additional evidence of criminality. The question is whether those who know impeachment is the proper course will act on it.

 

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