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White House Says It Has Always Had Such Power, to Be Used in 'Extraordinary Circumstances'
Jan. 4, 2007 President Bush says he and other government officials have the power to snoop through your mail without a judge's warrant.
Bush made the claim last month in a signing statement attached to a postal reform bill. Bush wrote that the bill "provides for opening of an item of a class of mail otherwise sealed against inspection."