Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning; the Associated Press has a report.
Arlen Specter said he would like to see the legality of the NSA program reviewed by a “special federal court;” I’m not sure whether he was referring to the FISA court of appeals or something else. Gonzales said he had no objection to that; I would agree. An early determination that the NSA program is within the President’s inherent constitutional powers would be good for everyone concerned. Except the Democrats, of course.
Pat Leahy was completely over the top:
“My concern is for peaceful Quakers who are being spied upon, and other law-abiding Americans and babies and nuns who are placed on terrorist watch lists,” Leahy said.
Regrettably, the AP doesn’t record Gonzales’s response.
Pajamas Media has lots more on the NSA issue here; I believe this is where the interviews that Paul and filmmaker Andrew Marcus are conducting will be posted.