I have asked our General Counsel to draft a Freedom of Information Act request for the relevant legal opinions and memos written by that office. Since the program’s existence is no longer a secret, these memos should be released — Americans deserve to know exactly what authority this administration believes it has.
Of course the opinions/memos almost certainly discuss in detail methods and sources, the release of which would greatly damage the national security. Howard Dean is thus either a fool or a deeply cynical operative. In either case, he is the Chair of a Party that is sending itself over the cliff on a daily basis.