said by amungus:
Breaking the laws in order to enforce them is wrong.
But, did they break the law?
18 U.S.C. 2511(2)(a)(ii)(B) was the law of the land. And, it was the basis for so-called "immunity" which covered actions between 9/11 and when FISA was amended by the Patriot Act to better accommodate the President's claimed needs.
Basically, we were in a period where, legally, all the President had to do is say "no warrant is necessary." No proof to anyone that that was true.