Congress: Let's investigate the NSA's spying program.It's apparently not far off from the truth.
NSA: Die in a fire.
Congress: Ok, that's fine, then, nothing to see here
I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I don't even know what to say to that one. I'll leave you to fill in the blanks. Congress doesn't have the authority to decide what Executive Branch activities it will investigate?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has abruptly ended an inquiry into the warrantless eavesdropping program because the National Security Agency refused to grant Justice Department lawyers security clearance.
The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, or OPR, sent a fax Wednesday to Democratic Rep. Maurice Hinchey of New York saying it was closing its inquiry because without clearance it could not examine department lawyers' role in the program.