Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter Assumed Same Spy Power As Bush
Posted on 12/19/2005 6:12:52 PM PST by Sam Hill
Almost immediately after the enactment of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, President Jimmy "the Saint" Carter issued Executive Order #12139:
Foreign Intelligence Electronic Surveillance
By the authority vested in me as President by Sections 102 and 104 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1802 and 1804), in order to provide as set forth in that Act for the authorization of electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes, it is hereby ordered as follows:
1-101. Pursuant to Section 102(a)(1) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1802(a)), the Attorney General is authorized to approve electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information without a court order, but only if the Attorney General makes the certifications required by that Section.
1-102. Pursuant to Section 102(b) of the Foreign Intelligence Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1802(b)), the Attorney General is authorized to approve applications to the court having jurisdiction under Section 103 of that Act to obtain orders for electronic surveillance for the purpose of obtaining foreign intelligence information.
1-103. Pursuant to Section 104(a)(7) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1804(a)(7)), the following officials, each of whom is employed in the area of national security or defense, is designated to make the certifications required by Section 104(a)(7) of the Act in support of applications to conduct electronic surveillance:
(a) Secretary of State.
(b) Secretary of Defense.
(c) Director of Central Intelligence.
(d) Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(e) Deputy Secretary of State.
(f) Deputy Secretary of Defense.
(g) Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.
None of the above officials, nor anyone officially acting in that capacity, may exercise the authority to make the above certifications, unless that official has been appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
[Secs. 1-104 and 1-105 amended Executive Order 12036 of Jan. 24, 1978, which was revoked by Executive Order 12333 of Dec. 4, 1981.]
Once more, with feeling:
[T]he Attorney General is authorized to approve electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information without a court order, but only if the Attorney General makes the certifications required by that Section.
Again, none of this is news, except to the New York Times. And we all know why they are pretending it's new to them.
Nice work, Sam. I'm sure Ham Jordan is spinning in his grave just imagining the implications.
If Jimmy said it was OK then it must be fine.
Yeah, but Jimmah was only worried about aliens, not communists or terrorists.
Well Jimmy is in good company...with Clinton his Echelon program:
Great Find.... Sam Hill (a name to be proud of)
Of course it never once entered the pathetic traitor's mind to ACT on any of this intelligence.
Jimmah was worried about rabbits too. never forget the rabbit.
Thundershock Picachu. Beat me by 21 seconds.
I'll bet that every President, including Reagan, Bush41 and lewinski's sperm donor have used that same act in the same way. Well, bj may have extended it to include political enemies and we know that he didn't want osama.
If he's spinning in his grave, it's because he's STILL alive.
Well, aliens and killer wabbits.
Good work, Sam Hill. Did you by any chance hear Jonathan Turley on O'Reilly this evening saying that the President had committed an impeachable offense? The libs are absolutely salivating. Some are just stupid; others know better and hope to make enough noise to cause trouble. I think Turley belongs to the second group.
Really? We were able to intercept communications between flying saucers and the mother ship back then?
You have forgotten there is no history before Jan 2001....
its not just Turley, I listened to both ABC and CBS national news radio tonight - they are both on an "impeachment footing" over this, led by the Feingold statement today.
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