In 2005, after the New York Times broke the story of the surveillance program, the President publicly admitted one portion of it—warrantless surveillance of Americans believed to be communicating with people connected with terrorism suspects—Senior Bush Administration officials later confirmed that the President’s authorization went beyond the surveillance of terrorists and conceded that the program did not comply with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
What part of this is difficult to understand. All presidential wrong doing starts somewhere. Because partisans don't hold their president accountable, the one that follows does the same and worse. 45 years ago a republican president said, "if the president does it, it's not illegal". What does that mean to you?