I was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator and am now a journalist. I am the author of three New York Times bestselling books -- "How Would a Patriot Act" (a critique of Bush executive power theories), "Tragic Legacy" (documenting the Bush legacy), and With Liberty and Justice for Some (critiquing America's two-tiered justice system and the collapse of the rule of law for its political and financial elites). My fifth book - No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State - will be released on April 29, 2014 by Holt/Metropolitan.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

E-mail to Obama adviser Greg Craig

For information on Greg Craig's FISA statements -- and my interview about it with him -- see here.

To: Gregory Craig
Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 6:32:10 AM GMT -04:00 Atlantic Time (Canada)
Subject: Interview questions from SALON

Mr. Craig - You're quoted in a New York Times article by James Risen this morning as follows:

Greg Craig, a Washington lawyer who advises the Obama campaign, said Tuesday in an interview that Mr. Obama had decided to support the compromise FISA legislation only after concluding it was the best deal possible.

“This was a deliberative process, and not something that was shooting from the hip,” Mr. Craig said. “Obviously, there was an element of what’s possible here. But he concluded that with FISA expiring, that it was better to get a compromise than letting the law expire.”


When do you believe FISA is scheduled to expire? Why doesn't Sen. Obama want it to expire?

Glenn Greenwald