E-mail to Obama adviser Greg Craig
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?