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Monday, January 08, 2007

Constant Answers Senator Feingold's Question

Senator Feingold asked a question about whether the President is or is not opening mail without warrants.

Constant responds: Yes, Senator.

[ World Reaction ]

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Question from Senator Feingold:

has your administration authorized any government agency to read Americans’ first-class mail without obtaining a search warrant, complying with the applicable court order requirements of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or satisfying Postal Service regulations? Ref

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Constant Responds

Senator Feingold,

Yes, the US government opens mail all the time without first obtaining a warrant, and this would amount to a violation of the law.

The activity is well known. Here is an image:

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The question is why, despite public disclosures of this illegal activity, did Member of Congress not follow-up on the gaps in the Title 28 and Title 50 exception reports? [ Details, implications ]

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