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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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To: onyx
Hehehehehehe ... the kiddos are TRYING and I can't wait. :-)

Thanks, I think that I'll be a marvelous granny, because I had one of THE best and she is my role model.

451 posted on 11/10/2003 10:34:34 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons; onyx
LOL! They DO tend to call at the worst times.

I have one daughter, and she has three little ones.
My daughter is in Grad school, son-in-law is working (thank goodness), so I'm the soccer Nana.
It's worth every bit of it...

onyx, you are a party waiting to happen. ;o)

I'm off to dreamland...have a long day tomorrow.
Take care, you two.
452 posted on 11/10/2003 10:34:53 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (What can you say about Liberals that hasn't already been said about hemorrhoids?)
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To: dixiechick2000; nopardons
Good night, sweet friend.

LOL! I AM a party waiting to happen! LOL!

ETOM - off to kitchen for another brandy.

453 posted on 11/10/2003 10:36:46 PM PST by onyx
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To: dixiechick2000
My daughter has RADAR and, as a metter of fact, my husband has recently taken to calling her " Radar O'Reilly "!

Degreasing the duck ? My kiddo calls. Just put dinner on the table, no matter WHAT time it is ? My daughter calls. Just took the roast /whatever out of the oven ? My daughter calls.Been waiting two hours, just to hear one special segment on Sean's radio show ? My daughter calls. Well, you get the idea. LOL

Now don't get me wrong, I love her to smitherines, but ...LOL

Pleasant dreams and courage! :-)

454 posted on 11/10/2003 10:39:53 PM PST by nopardons
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To: onyx
Good greif, another one ? LOL
455 posted on 11/10/2003 10:40:28 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons
Of course, I'm having another one. If one is good, two has to be better! This one will do me in. I'm heading to bed, but I'm heading there 'happy.' If this doesn't knock me out, I'll see you later. :)
456 posted on 11/10/2003 10:44:35 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx
Sleep is THE best medicine and no, you won't see me later, as I'm about to turn in myself. :-)

Hope you are feeling up to snuff VERY soon and pleasant dreams, oh ETOM.

457 posted on 11/10/2003 10:46:18 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Nita Nupress
Have the contents of this memo been published?
458 posted on 11/11/2003 1:07:48 PM PST by wasp69 (Remember, Uday in Pig Latin is DU)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
John D. Rockefeller IV
Carl Levin
Dianne Feinstein
Ron Wyden
Richard J. Durbin
Evan Bayh
John Edwards
Barbara A Mikulski

Here's Dem Rats...which one's up for re-election in '04?
459 posted on 11/11/2003 1:25:57 PM PST by Dead Dog
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To: All
My query just revealed ONLY 7 media stories concerning memogate.
460 posted on 11/12/2003 7:40:36 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: wasp69
Not to my knowledge. Please make a mental note to ping me if it ever is and I'll do the same!
461 posted on 11/13/2003 8:31:08 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: CyberAnt
Negative or not.....I'm right.
462 posted on 11/14/2003 3:46:36 PM PST by wny
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