This just in. The National Security Agency probably illegally wire-tapped some people, and that is bad! Also, fire is hot and Michael Jackson likes kissing little boys. Breaking news!
A Congressional oversight panel plans to ask the National Security Agency to start an investigation into new evidence that the agency illegally wiretapped a Muslim scholar in Northern Virginia and concealed the eavesdropping during a 2005 trial in which the scholar was convicted on terrorism charges. Representative Rush Holt, a New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel, said in an interview that he planned to ask the inspector general of the N.S.A. to open what would be the first formal investigation by the agency into whether its eavesdropping program had improperly interfered with an American’s right to a fair trial.
If you are surprised by this in any way, please crawl back under the rock you’ve been hiding under for the last eight years.