Today, however, it is reported that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review issued a unanimous opinion almost a half year ago:
"... validating the power of the president and Congress to wiretap international phone calls and intercept e-mail messages without a specific court order, even when Americans’ private communications may be involved."This, of course, highlights the fact that when Fein, and others like him, have used the word "illegal" all of these years, what they really meant was "what we really wish was illegal" or "what we hope some court some day might declare illegal" or "what we would make illegal for Bush, if we had the power to do so." See New York Times story here. See the full court opinion here.