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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

All is okay -- lawyers in the room

ABC TV has this interview:
STEPHANOPOULOS: So even though all of these phone records, not phone calls, but all these phone records are being scooped up-- you believe that Americans' privacy is still protected?

BOEHNER: Absolutely. And every time-- that I've been in a briefing, nine of the ten people in a room are lawyers-- there to protect-- the privacy of the American people.
The duty of lawyers is to protect the interests of the client, not the people. When there is a room full of lawyers, you can be sure that they are doing a very careful dance on the boundary of what is legal and what is not, and that the briefing is slanted in a way to justify the program. The lawyers were there to convince him that the program is legal, and not to tell him what is really going on.

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