05/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Boehner Wants Wiretap Protection For Himself, But Not Those Affected By Telecoms

When a federal judge ordered Rep. Jim McDermott to pay House Minority Leader John A. Boehner and his attorneys more than $1 million in damages and legal fees for leaking an illegally taped phone call to the media, Boehner said he pursued the case because "no one -- including members of Congress -- is above the law."

Why, then, is the Ohio Republican trying to squash similar lawsuits against telecommunications companies who cooperated with the government in warrantless electronic surveillance, ask the attorneys behind the class action suits.

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