Skip to comments.Sen. Jay Rockefeller a Target?
Posted on 01/09/2006 12:10:55 PM PST by smoothsailing
Sen. Jay Rockefeller a Target?
By Clarice Feldman
Macsmind is reporting that Sen. Rockefeller may be the target of investigators examining the leak of classified information on the NSA surveillance program:
"I'm trying to confirm this information, but several sources are telling me today that some investigators working on the NSA leak probe believe that Senator Jay Rockefeller may have been a little more than "concerned" about NSA. In fact, he may just be the leaker of the program to the NY Times, and is now being considered a "significant person of interest" in the probe.
What I'm told that investigatiors have locked into is this fact that other pundits have identified, that Senator Rockefeller had stated that he went to to great lengths to lock away his memo of concern (in a safe) so that not even other close members of the Senate knew about it. Yet the NY Times, James Risen in fact revealed the letter's existance in his initial NSA "book excerpt".
The question being asked is if not even Senator Rockefeller's closest confidants, staffers, etc, knew of the letter's existance, how therefore did James Risen of the NY Times know about it?
If this incoming information is correct, it would not be the first time Senator Rockefeller Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee had been investigated for leaking classified information. In early 2005, the CIA asked the Justice Department to look into whether Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Jay Rockefeller and Ron Wyden leaked details about a secret "black ops" CIA satellite program in December of 2004. That investigation is still on going, but I hear it may be wrapping up in the affirmative.
Moreover, it may be noted that Senator Rockefeller admitted back in November 2005, that he also made a trip to Syria in 2002 to discuss "The President's intentions" reference to the upcoming invasion of Iraq. A move which I understand didn't sit well with administration officials.
Of course Senator Rockefeller is the architect of the current Demorcatic game plan on Iraq as the infamous "Rockefeller Memo" showed.
If this information is acurate, it will also confirm the suspicions voiced here, and here after the NSA story broke that in fact Senator Rockefeller, along with recently 'resigned" FISA Judge James Robertson an outspoken critic of the President and the NSA program.
Great... now a sitting U.S. Senator will be tried and convicted of leaking classified material, right? RIGHT??
Beat him with a wet firehose and make him confess.
I believe he got his security clearance knocked down a month or so ago over this propensity.
Threaten to lock him in the trunk of a car and then hand a fifth of scotch and the keys to Teddy K.
Democrats' Culture of Corruption.
When they pull his clearance, then I will believe that he really is a target. That means he has to resign from the Intelligence Committee and move on.
You're TOO cruel!.....LOL..
Now that's cruel and unusual punishment that'll make even Ol' Sparky blush.
Adds a new dimension to "waterboarding".
Now that would be sweet.
That's true, that's a long time for Teddy K. to go with just a fifth of booze.
I guarantee this will go nowhere. Remember....The Clinton FBI files. This guy is too powerful and will take down virtually everyone!
There's just something so wrong about using "Rockefeller" and "Intelligence" in the same sentence. It's an oxymoron of the worst kind.
So this is a leak about the leaker?
Don't forget to use Smelliry's crusty pantaloons as Jay's blindfold.
I have always wondered how much info he feeds uncle David so the empire grows...
Keelhaul de mofo on the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan!
If this is true, then I hope the Justice Dept. gets him indicted, tried, and if found guilty, shot! I think the leaks coming out of Washington would then stop real quick.
Since W took a shot over the bow at his televised radio chat...Rockefella has gone silent...LOL...
Rockefeller is going down like a Rocke-feller-offa-cliff.
Put him a locked bedroom with Helen Thomas. The ultimate torture.
(BTW, you do know this is 2006, right? :) )
So the investigators investingating a leaker are leaking? Somehow I get the feeling the problem is systemic to DC.
Wondering if Wilbur Ross is a contributor to those two senators.
Now, now, we want to make him talk, not turn him into a vegetable...
Arrest the son-of-a-b*tch!
What you mean? Teddy would have a GREAT time.
If the shoe fits.....
If he is not guilty I say let them investigate. However, if he has something to worry about then he has something to worry about. Like I said: "If the shoe fits...."
If ANY Democrat gets nailed for leaking Top Secret Information I hope I wake up because I KNOW I WILL BE DREAMING!!
Wasn't Rockefeller the author of a memo to the DNC a year or so ago on how to bring down conservative judicial nominees? My memory of it is fuzzy...
This is a little disturbing. The information is uncomfirmed from a blog, and a blogspot blog, at that.
Is it true? Maybe. Is anyone sure it's true? Nope.
I don't think this is quite News yet. Second hand reports from unconfirmed blog postings do not make news. I think we should avoid jumping on this until it's verified.
"Sen. Jay Rockefeller Suspected of Treason."
by Joan Swirsky
"I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11."
So spoke Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) on Fox Sunday on November 14, 2005, who at the time of his trip was chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and is now its vice chairman.
Please read the first paragraph once again, digest it (if your stomach can handle it), and consider its immense if not treasonous implications. By himself and fully armed with Americas most sensitive intelligence, Sen. Rockefeller decided to go to three Arab countries including Syria which is on the State Departments list of terrorist regimes and a close ally of Saddam Hussein and literally alert them to what (in my view) might befall a neighboring Arab state.
This was Sen. Rockefellers judgment only four months after September 11th and a full year before President Bush had expressed any intention to go to war!
By its very nature, Sen. Rockefellers solo trip, his lofty rank on one of the senates most prestigious and sensitive committees, and most important his words were no doubt received for what they were a clarion heads-up!
There is no doubt that even before he departed the palaces of his hosts, high officials from terrorist Syria, fair-weather-friend Saudi Arabia (that Sen. Rockefeller, with his Standard Oil inheritance, may feel very akin to), and even moderate Jordan, were telegraphing the presidents intentions to the Butcher of Baghdad: Get ready! And whatever you have in the way of WMD, whatever can implicate us, get rid of them!
What followed Sen. Rockefellers treachery was the lengthy and painstaking road to war and the prelude to ways that he and other leftists have tried to sabotage the president, compromise National Security and undermine our troops.
As author William J. Bennett has aptly asked: What was Senator Rockefeller doing? What was he thinking? How about an investigation into what exactly [he] told Syria and just what Syria might have done with the information before it was made available to the U.N., the Senate, or the American people? Sen. Rockefeller may have seriously harmed, impeded, and hindered our war efforts, our troops, and the entire operation in the Middle East. This should be investigated immediately; and perhaps Senator Rockefeller should step down from the Intelligence Committee until an investigation is complete.
"I agree, this probably belongs in blogs. Thanks for the heads up,MM. I didn't think about it when posting.I should have."
Thanks. It's just such an iffy story. Whenever I see something from any blog hosted on Blogspace, I start looking for confirmation from another source.
And this is unconfirmed even by the blogger, whoever he might be. I clicked Abuse on this one.
"Now, now, we want to make him talk, not turn him into a vegetable..."
Yes I do, lets make him a zucchini!
In Blogs, now.
Something interesting about the letter which is handwritten...In the last paragraph, the "I" as in: I am keeping a copy of this letter....is different from all others. Kinda like someone was standing over his shoulder and told him to write the last paragraph. And why would he write it to Cheney?? And how do we know it got to Cheney?
Makes me think of Vince Foster.
No wonder my memory was fuzzy--it's also wrong! Rockefeller's memo had to do with how to foil independent-counsel investigations.
Ding ding ding ding ding!
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