Bill Clinton wanted to search your house without a warrant
Stop the presses! Bill Clinton believed he had authority as President to authorize warrantless searches, and the NYT didn't repair to its fainting couch -- how come?
Byron York on Bill Clinton & No-Warrant Searches on National Review Online
In a little-remembered debate from 1994, the Clinton administration argued that the president has "inherent authority" to order physical searches — including break-ins at the homes of U.S. citizens — for foreign intelligence purposes without any warrant or permission from any outside body. Even after the administration ultimately agreed with Congress's decision to place the authority to pre-approve such searches in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court, President Clinton still maintained that he had sufficient authority to order such searches on his own.