Obama State Secrets Privilege Affidavit Sounds Just Like Bush

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When Attorney General Eric Holder invoked the "state secrets" privilege to quash a lawsuit alleging illegal National Security Agency spying last Friday night, his department's lawyers sounded a lot like those who worked for President George W. Bush. In fact, they justified the action by filing an affidavit from President Obama's director of national intelligence that is nearly identical to one filed by President Bush's intelligence director two years ago.

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