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Sen. Jay Rockefeller a Target?
American Thinker ^ | 01-09-06 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 01/09/2006 12:10:55 PM PST by smoothsailing

Sen. Jay Rockefeller a Target?

January 9,2006

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.

Stay tuned…" 


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 109th; barrettreport; doj; dojprobe; fisa; homelandsecurity; jamesrobertson; jayrockefeller; judge; leaks; looselips; nsa; rockefeller; saboteurs; spying; wot
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1 posted on 01/09/2006 12:10:56 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Great... now a sitting U.S. Senator will be tried and convicted of leaking classified material, right? RIGHT??

*crickets*


2 posted on 01/09/2006 12:13:13 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: smoothsailing
GUILTY as Sin, lock the traitor up at Gitmo.
3 posted on 01/09/2006 12:13:37 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Beat him with a wet firehose and make him confess.


4 posted on 01/09/2006 12:14:17 PM PST by DarthVader (God has a hardon for Marines! Because they kill everything they see!)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I believe he got his security clearance knocked down a month or so ago over this propensity.


5 posted on 01/09/2006 12:14:42 PM PST by txhurl (we hooked 'em)
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To: smoothsailing
"Moreover, it may be noted that Senator Rockefeller admitted back in November 2005..."

???
6 posted on 01/09/2006 12:15:03 PM PST by cartoonistx
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To: DarthVader
Beat him with a wet firehose and make him confess.

Threaten to lock him in the trunk of a car and then hand a fifth of scotch and the keys to Teddy K.

7 posted on 01/09/2006 12:15:39 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: smoothsailing

Democrats' Culture of Corruption.


8 posted on 01/09/2006 12:16:25 PM PST by jw777
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To: Lunatic Fringe

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.


9 posted on 01/09/2006 12:16:51 PM PST by Prost1 (Sandy Berger can steal, Clinton can cheat, but Bush can't listen!)
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To: dirtboy

You're TOO cruel!.....LOL..


10 posted on 01/09/2006 12:17:00 PM PST by litehaus
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To: dirtboy
Threaten to lock him in the trunk of a car and then hand a fifth of scotch and the keys to Teddy K.

Now that's cruel and unusual punishment that'll make even Ol' Sparky blush.

11 posted on 01/09/2006 12:17:21 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: litehaus

Adds a new dimension to "waterboarding".


12 posted on 01/09/2006 12:18:00 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: smoothsailing

Now that would be sweet.


13 posted on 01/09/2006 12:18:01 PM PST by mware (everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Now that's cruel and unusual punishment that'll make even Ol' Sparky blush.

That's true, that's a long time for Teddy K. to go with just a fifth of booze.

14 posted on 01/09/2006 12:18:55 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: smoothsailing
DOH!!!

WATCH FOR another letter that he wrote himself, correcting the other letter that he wrote himself, that he wrote when he forgot about the other letter that got lost after Sandy Berger stop over for coffee and.......Hey?...you don't think....

Doogle
15 posted on 01/09/2006 12:19:08 PM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: smoothsailing

I guarantee this will go nowhere. Remember....The Clinton FBI files. This guy is too powerful and will take down virtually everyone!

Move on.


16 posted on 01/09/2006 12:19:27 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: Prost1

There's just something so wrong about using "Rockefeller" and "Intelligence" in the same sentence. It's an oxymoron of the worst kind.


17 posted on 01/09/2006 12:19:33 PM PST by steelcurtain
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To: smoothsailing

So this is a leak about the leaker?


18 posted on 01/09/2006 12:19:35 PM PST by tractorman
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To: smoothsailing

bump


19 posted on 01/09/2006 12:20:24 PM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: dirtboy

Don't forget to use Smelliry's crusty pantaloons as Jay's blindfold.


20 posted on 01/09/2006 12:20:38 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: steelcurtain

I have always wondered how much info he feeds uncle David so the empire grows...


21 posted on 01/09/2006 12:21:45 PM PST by Prost1 (Sandy Berger can steal, Clinton can cheat, but Bush can't listen!)
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To: Jaxter

Keelhaul de mofo on the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan!


22 posted on 01/09/2006 12:21:50 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: smoothsailing

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.


23 posted on 01/09/2006 12:22:21 PM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: dirtboy

24 posted on 01/09/2006 12:23:12 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: smoothsailing

Since W took a shot over the bow at his televised radio chat...Rockefella has gone silent...LOL...


25 posted on 01/09/2006 12:24:15 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: smoothsailing

Rockefeller is going down like a Rocke-feller-offa-cliff.


26 posted on 01/09/2006 12:24:23 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: dirtboy

Put him a locked bedroom with Helen Thomas. The ultimate torture.


27 posted on 01/09/2006 12:25:33 PM PST by DarthVader (God has a hardon for Marines! Because they kill everything they see!)
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To: cartoonistx
Yep, I think it was on FOXNews Sunday, just before Thanksgiving.

(BTW, you do know this is 2006, right? :) )

28 posted on 01/09/2006 12:27:40 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: DarthVader
ROFLOL!
29 posted on 01/09/2006 12:29:28 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So the investigators investingating a leaker are leaking? Somehow I get the feeling the problem is systemic to DC.


30 posted on 01/09/2006 12:30:58 PM PST by Joe Miner
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To: smoothsailing
Senator Rockefeller and Senator Byrd have been conspicuously absent from any offers of condolence to the Sago mining families.

Wondering if Wilbur Ross is a contributor to those two senators.

31 posted on 01/09/2006 12:32:00 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: DarthVader
Put him a locked bedroom with Helen Thomas. The ultimate torture.

Now, now, we want to make him talk, not turn him into a vegetable...

32 posted on 01/09/2006 12:32:11 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: smoothsailing

Arrest the son-of-a-b*tch!


33 posted on 01/09/2006 12:33:19 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: litehaus

What you mean? Teddy would have a GREAT time.


34 posted on 01/09/2006 12:33:42 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: smoothsailing

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...."


35 posted on 01/09/2006 12:34:41 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: smoothsailing

If ANY Democrat gets nailed for leaking Top Secret Information I hope I wake up because I KNOW I WILL BE DREAMING!!


36 posted on 01/09/2006 12:35:01 PM PST by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: smoothsailing
Nothing new.

Senator Pat Leahy was annoyed with the Reagan administration's war on terrorism in the 1980s. At the time he was vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He's got the name "Leaky Leahy,".

Allegedly he threatened to sabotage various classified strategies that he didn't like and he inadvertently' disclosed a top-secret communications intercept during a 1985 television interview. He said that "The intercept ... made possible the capture of the Arab terrorists who had hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro and murdered American citizens." The reports cost the life of at least one Egyptian operative involved in the operation and gave information to Egypt that we had penetrated the high levels of Egyptian government.

In July 1987, it was reported that Leahy leaked secret information about a 1986 covert operation planned by the Reagan administration to topple Libya's Gaddhafi. U.S. intelligence officials said he, along with the Republican panel chairman, sent a written threat to expose the operation directly to then-CIA Director William Casey. Weeks later, news of the secret plan turned up in the Washington Post, causing it to be aborted.

A year later, as the Senate was preparing to hold hearings on the Iran-Contra scandal, Leahy had to resign his Intelligence Committee post after he was caught leaking secret information to a reporter.

Leahy should have been indicted, tried and sentenced. (Firing squad at dawn on the Mall.) What did he get ... a raise. Who really believes that 'a Rockefeller' would face any higher authority, like a court. Many elected ongessmen and Senators have done this from both parties.

The law is not in place to make a Member of Congress subject to the laws of the land. Others can be, the military for sure as well as members of the Executive Branch can be held accountable. They can go to jail or pay a fine (like Sandy Burger losing his clearance for 5 years).
37 posted on 01/09/2006 12:36:04 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: smoothsailing

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...


38 posted on 01/09/2006 12:36:07 PM PST by American Quilter
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To: smoothsailing; Admin Moderator

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.


39 posted on 01/09/2006 12:36:13 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: smoothsailing
The headline should've said,

"Sen. Jay Rockefeller Suspected of Treason."

40 posted on 01/09/2006 12:36:24 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Berlin_Freeper; smoothsailing; All
While they are at it, they need to take a long, hard look at:

Rockefeller’s Treachery

[posted on December 04, 2005 at www.theconservativevoice.com].

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 America’s most sensitive intelligence, Sen. Rockefeller decided to go to three Arab countries – including Syria which is on the State Department’s 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. Rockefeller’s 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. Rockefeller’s solo trip, his lofty rank on one of the senate’s 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 president’s 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. Rockefeller’s 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.”


41 posted on 01/09/2006 12:36:46 PM PST by caryatid (Jolie Blonde, 'gardez donc, quoi t'as fait ...)
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To: MineralMan; Admin Moderator
I agree, this probably belongs in blogs. Thanks for the heads up,MM. I didn't think about it when posting.I should have.
42 posted on 01/09/2006 12:39:41 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

"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.


43 posted on 01/09/2006 12:41:41 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: dirtboy

"Now, now, we want to make him talk, not turn him into a vegetable..."



Yes I do, lets make him a zucchini!


44 posted on 01/09/2006 12:41:45 PM PST by DarthVader (God has a hardon for Marines! Because they kill everything they see!)
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To: smoothsailing

In Blogs, now.


45 posted on 01/09/2006 12:42:08 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Joe Miner
You don't save a letter unless you want to whip it out at the right time as some kind of "evidence". You can put yourself "on the record" at any of the Classified Intelligence Hearings at which he was present.

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.

46 posted on 01/09/2006 12:44:47 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: American Quilter

No wonder my memory was fuzzy--it's also wrong! Rockefeller's memo had to do with how to foil independent-counsel investigations.


47 posted on 01/09/2006 12:45:18 PM PST by American Quilter
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To: MineralMan

bttt


48 posted on 01/09/2006 12:46:01 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: smoothsailing
Sen. John D. Rockefeller, IV
49 posted on 01/09/2006 12:46:31 PM PST by syriacus
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To: holdonnow; Tony Snow

Ding ding ding ding ding!


50 posted on 01/09/2006 12:49:18 PM PST by hipaatwo
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