Nadler: Bush-Era Wire Tapping Worse Than Watergate

Congressman Jerry Nadler, who will spearhead a series of congressional hearings entitled “The Constitution in Crisis: The State of Civil Liberties in America,” said today that President Bush and the US Attorney General are engaged in a “criminal conspiracy” for their role in the NSA wire tapping.

“I think the one issue that hasn’t gotten enough attention is the overwhelming obviousness of the fact that this entire warrantless wiretapping is illegal and the president and attorney general are engaged in a criminal conspiracy,” Nadler told Josh Marshall in an interview this morning. “I mean, to me, this is worse than Watergate.”

The first hearing begins around 2 p.m.