5,463. 10/30/2003

In testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on October 30, 2003, Deputy Chief in the Office of Legal Counsel John Yoo said: ” ‘It appears clear that the Fourth Amendment’s [prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures] warrant requirement does not apply to surveillance and searches undertaken to protect the national security from external threats.’ ”

 – James Bamford, The Shadow Factory, Page 116

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