PALACE REVOLT….Why did the Department of Justice suddenly get antsy about the NSA’s domestic spying program in March 2004, more than two years after the program started up? I think Paul Kiel has it about right here. I suspect that the key player, by far, is Jack Goldsmith, as Newsweek told us over a year ago. A couple of days ago I linked to their 2006 piece, “Palace Revolt,” about Goldsmith and others, and if you didn’t click through to read (or reread) it, you should take a minute to check it out. It’s worth your while.

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