President Obama isn't ready to back away from the state secrets privilege. Tomorrow, Justice Department lawyers are expected to notify a judge that it will not back away from its assertion of the privilege in the Al-Haramain case, even under the threat of sanctions. Judge Vaughn Walker, frustrated by months of delay from the government, said he might summarily rule in favor of Al-Haramain, the Islamic charity that's suing the government over the legality of the National Security Agency's domestic collection programs.
"It's outrageous what's on TV. It looks like that man is in charge of the country."