If elected president, Senator John McCain would reserve the right to run his own warrantless wiretapping program against Americans, based on the theory that the president's wartime powers trump federal criminal statutes and court oversight, according to a statement released by his campaign Monday.McCain's new tack towards the Bush administration's theory of executive power comes some 10 days after a McCain surrogate stated that the senator wanted hearings before he'd support giving those companies retroactive legal immunity -Ryan Singel/Wired

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