Thursday, January 12, 2006

NYYRC Supports President's Wiretap Authorization & Calls for Prosecution of Leaker

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jen Saunders
Email: pr@nyyrc.com

NEW YORK YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB, INC. SUPPORTS PRESIDENT BUSH'S WIRETAP AUTHORIZATION & CALLS FOR FULL PROSECUTION OF LEAK SOURCE

New York, NY (January 11, 2006): The New York Young Republican Club, Inc. (NYYRC) supports the President's decision to allow National Security Agency (NSA) wiretaps of international phone calls involving persons with links to terrorism, in the United States without a court order. Russell Tice, a former NSA employee, admitted to ABC News yesterday that he was the source of the NY Times article, which exposed the NSA wiretaps.

NYYRC President Dennis Cariello said, "For our own protection, we need to allow the government to do what is necessary to track down these terrorists before they can strike again within our borders. If the NSA has the ability to intercept an al Qaeda order to a terror cell in New York and prevent another September 11th, we should allow our Government to exercise that option and protect us."

President Cariello remarked, "Considering all of the calls from the left for an investigation into the Valerie Plame case, I find it interesting that they are now regarding Mr. Tice as a "whistleblower" and a hero. Congress enacted the whistleblower law so that employees, who had concerns of illegal activity, could bring them to Congress. Mr. Tice, however, decided to go to the NY Times instead."

The New York Young Republican Club supports the investigation into the source of the leak and calls on the Justice Department to fully prosecute anyone who illegally leaked information to the media.

The New York Young Republican Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit political organization that exists to bring Republicans aged 18-40 together to discuss the Republican Party platform and aid the Republican in the education of the public about the Republican agenda and the promotion of Republican candidates for office. To find out more about the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. please visit the Website at http://www.nyyrc.com.


Jen Saunders
Public Relations Chair
New York Young Republican Club, Inc.
www.nyyrc.com

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