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Frist Disbands Senate Intel Committee Over Memogate
NewsMax ^ | 11/8/03 | Limbacher

Posted on 11/08/2003 8:29:55 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has temporarily disbanded the Senate Intelligence Committee until committee Democrats reveal the identity of the author of a memo outlining a their plan to politicize intelligence data in a bid undermine President Bush's reelection.

"The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has been harmed by a blatant partisan attack," the Tennessee Republican said in a floor speech yesterday, concluding that the memo had rendered the committee "incapable of meeting its responsibilities to the United States Senate and to the American people."

"Those responsible for this memo appear to be more focused on winning the White House than they are on winning the war against terror," Frist complained before adding, "There will be no more pulling along and no more useful collaboration on partisan schemes."

Committee Chairman Pat Roberts echoed Frist's decision to shut his committee down, saying, "Unless and until this reprehensible attack plan and strategy to derail the committee's important work is properly addressed, I am afraid that it will be impossible to return to business as usual in the committee."

A committee meeting scheduled for yesterday was canceled, and none has been scheduled for next week, a senior committee staff member told the Washington Post.

Frist also demanded that Democrats implicated in the Memogate scandal deliver "a personal apology" to Sen. Roberts.

Though retiring Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller has called the memo, first leaked to radio host Sean Hannity on Tuesday, "perhaps treasonous," other Democrats circled the wagons on Friday.

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid complained on the Senate floor that the memo had been "pilfered" by Republicans then leaked to the media, saying that act was just as offensive as anything revealed by the controversial document.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2004memo; catholiclist; frist; intelcommittee; memogate; senate
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1 posted on 11/08/2003 8:29:55 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Frist has a SPINE!!!

WHO KNEW?????
2 posted on 11/08/2003 8:31:46 AM PST by walden
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Time for the Senate Republicans to cross the Rubicon and go to DefCon 1.
3 posted on 11/08/2003 8:32:14 AM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid complained on the Senate floor that the memo had been "pilfered" by Republicans then leaked to the media, saying that act was just as offensive as anything revealed by the controversial document.

Typical 'Rat mentality.

I wish this turd was not from my state.

LVM

4 posted on 11/08/2003 8:33:00 AM PST by LasVegasMac (Thunder was his engine and White Lightning was his load....)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Give the demonrats HELL, Bill!
5 posted on 11/08/2003 8:35:24 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Freedom isn't Free - Support the Troops & Vets!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has temporarily disbanded the Senate Intelligence Committee until committee Democrats reveal the identity of the author of a memo outlining a their plan to politicize intelligence data in a bid undermine President Bush's reelection.

Bully! That's what we want to here!


6 posted on 11/08/2003 8:35:38 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative ("We happy because when we switch on the TV you never see Saddam Hussein. That's a big happy.")
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To: walden
here it is blow by blow as it happened and spine ?
how about blue twisted steel spines

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1016997/posts

starts about post 50
7 posted on 11/08/2003 8:36:02 AM PST by cars for sale
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I wake up to some decent news.

It's long past due for the Republicans to take the gloves off. "Turning the other cheek" and "taking the high road" allows the scum to proliferate.
8 posted on 11/08/2003 8:36:09 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered )
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
There is no backing down on this one, Senator Frist.
9 posted on 11/08/2003 8:36:57 AM PST by niteowl77 (If you haven't prayed for our troops, please start; if you stopped, then do some catching up.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
About time. Now, we need to keep their feet to the fire.
10 posted on 11/08/2003 8:37:23 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: LasVegasMac
It's the cops' fault! Everything would have been fine had I not been caught!

Reid's an idiot. That's redundant, though, because he's a Democrap, too.

11 posted on 11/08/2003 8:39:05 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative ("We happy because when we switch on the TV you never see Saddam Hussein. That's a big happy.")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid complained on the Senate floor that the memo had been "pilfered" by Republicans then leaked to the media, saying that act was just as offensive as anything revealed by the controversial document.

I remember Reid's outrage when dems 'undeleted' personal letters from a disk submitted by a Whitewater witness. Or when the Dems pilfered a Pub Powerpoint presentation, or when Dems secretly videotaped a private meeting in Utah, or stole a briefcase of campaign material in Texas, or when Dems secretly taped and leaked a private conversation by Newt, or..

< /sarcasm >

12 posted on 11/08/2003 8:39:09 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Bill Frist shows some cojones, for once.

Kudos Senator!

13 posted on 11/08/2003 8:39:50 AM PST by Reagan Man (The few, the proud, the conservatives.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1017417/posts
NEW BLOG! MEMOgate: democrat party treason
11.08.03 | Mia T


 
 
MemoGate- sedition, slander-- or something worse?
Various FR links | 11-06-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

14 posted on 11/08/2003 8:40:11 AM PST by backhoe (Memogate- the story lives on...)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
What the...???? Ok, who smuggled a Porta-spine into the Senate for Frist to use? Huh? Come on, 'fess up...
15 posted on 11/08/2003 8:40:21 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (What if we see sailfish... jumping... and flying across the magnificent orb of a setting sun?)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid complained on the Senate floor that the memo had been "pilfered" by Republicans then leaked to the media, saying that act was just as offensive as anything revealed by the controversial document.

Oh yeah.
Treason, and placing politics over soldiers' lives is no worse than stealing a piece of paper revealing the treason.

Right.

Would this MENSA candidate care to expand on that remark?

16 posted on 11/08/2003 8:40:37 AM PST by Publius6961 (40% of Californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Forget the personal apology to Roberts, this isn't personal - it is TREASON against America.
17 posted on 11/08/2003 8:43:07 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
First time I've heard Frist has a set of nads. Thought he was cut from the same cloth as Lott. A male cheerleader.
18 posted on 11/08/2003 8:43:09 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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To: walden
HALLAFREAKINLULA!! I've been following national politics very closely for 10 years now and this is the first indication whatsoever I've seen of any backbone from the pubbie Senate leadership. Where has Frist been for the last year is another discussion. Had he started out this way after Trent loser was removed, maybe we'd have some judges by now.
19 posted on 11/08/2003 8:43:16 AM PST by wny
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To: edskid
There is no backing down on this one, Senator Frist.

Oh ye of little faith. Remember, the Pubbie have a great skill at pulling defeat out of the jaws of victory.

See, there is hope -- [lol]
20 posted on 11/08/2003 8:46:07 AM PST by TomGuy
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