The gentlemen at Powerline Blog
bring us a bit of testimony from Patrick Fitzgerald on the Patriot Act:
I was on a prosecution team in New York that began a criminal investigation of Usama Bin Laden in early 1996. The team ... had access to a number of sources. We could talk to citizens. We could talk to local police officers. We could talk to other U.S. Government agencies. We could talk to foreign police officers. Even foreign intelligence personnel. And foreign citizens.... We could even talk to al Qaeda membersÂ—and we did. .... But there was one group of people we were not permitted to talk to. Who? The FBI agents across the street from us in lower Manhattan assigned to a parallel intelligence investigation of Usama Bin Laden and al Qaeda. We could not learn what information they had gathered. That was “the wall.” [emphasis added]Source: Powerline Blog - While the Democrats Celebrate Their Filibuster of the Patriot Act...
Why is the left so anxious to add more bricks to the wall?