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Rockefeller Resignation Urged by Website
Talon News ^ | 11/18/2003 | Jeff Gannon

Posted on 11/18/2003 6:55:47 AM PST by Jeff Gannon

WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- The Free Republic Network launched a website on Monday that will focus on the scandal surrounding the Senate Intelligence Committee memo which detailed a Democrat plan to use classified information to defeat President Bush in 2004.

The website, www.intelmemo.com, will provide news, analysis, and research material about the memo written by a staffer for Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). The memo scandal was first revealed by nationally syndicated radio talk show host Sean Hannity.

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News; Free Republic; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004memo; freerepublic; frn; intelcommittee; memogate; resignation; rockefeller; treason

1 posted on 11/18/2003 6:55:48 AM PST by Jeff Gannon
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To: Jeff Gannon
http://www.intelmemo.com
2 posted on 11/18/2003 6:56:57 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Jeff Gannon
Looks like the poll on the memo website is getting nailed by the DUmmies. Maybe we should do a "poll freep" thread, or add it to the title here?
3 posted on 11/18/2003 6:57:58 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Jeff Gannon
I hope Jrob reads his signatures carefully before he submits. The DU Pro-Iraqui 5th column has been at work on it.
5 posted on 11/18/2003 6:58:12 AM PST by .cnI redruM ('Bread and Circuses' ...Fun until you run out of dough.)
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To: Jeff Gannon
Smart website.
6 posted on 11/18/2003 6:58:53 AM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: Jeff Gannon
Please post entire article when not covered by known exclusions:



WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- The Free Republic Network launched a website on Monday that will focus on the scandal surrounding the Senate Intelligence Committee memo which detailed a Democrat plan to use classified information to defeat President Bush in 2004.

The website, www.intelmemo.com, will provide news, analysis, and research material about the memo written by a staffer for Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). The memo scandal was first revealed by nationally syndicated radio talk show host Sean Hannity.

FRN Executive Director Robert Hahn called for Rockefeller's immediate resignation in a written statement, saying, "As ranking Democratic member of the Intelligence Committee, Senator Rockefeller is responsible for the acts of his subordinates. We cannot permit America's national security to be damaged by partisan political warfare."

Hahn cited the danger of what SIC Chairman Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) called an "attack plan" when he said, "The members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have access to our government's most sensitive secrets. The lives of America's soldiers and intelligence agents depend on their using that knowledge responsibly."

Hahn backs up his call for Rockefeller's resignation, saying, "It is now clear that certain partisan members of this vital committee have conspired to misuse their positions, influence, and access to classified information to undermine President Bush during the 2004 campaign season."

Mr. Hahn denounced the contents of the leaked memo that "describes a phony 'independent investigation' designed to let the Democrats dig through classified material -- information that should be used to improve our national security -- to support and publicize their political agenda."

Hahn added, "We agree with Senator Zell Miller that this abuse must not be tolerated, ignored, or excused, and that 'heads should roll.'"

The work of the committee has been brought to a halt as a result of the controversy. Roberts indicated that it may not meet again until Democrats disavow the memo, identify its author, and apologize to the majority. Without a voluntary admission of responsibility for the memo, a Senate Ethics probe may be necessary to discover and punish the perpetrators.
7 posted on 11/18/2003 6:59:06 AM PST by mhking
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To: Jeff Gannon
Great work, Jeff!


8 posted on 11/18/2003 7:01:21 AM PST by Quilla
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
This intelmemo site poll needs some FReeper help.

Which party can be trusted with America's national security?

Democrats 49.31%
Republicans 44.43%
Libertarians 1.03%
Greens 3.03%
None of the Above 2.21%

BTTT!

9 posted on 11/18/2003 7:04:57 AM PST by The_Victor
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Ahem, look again.

You know you're out of shape when you get winded voting online.
10 posted on 11/18/2003 7:15:33 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: The_Victor
Which party can be trusted with America's national security?

Democrats 2526 (46.58%)
Republicans 2576 (47.50%)
Libertarians 53 (0.98%)
Greens 155 (2.86%)
None of the Above 113 (2.08%)
11 posted on 11/18/2003 7:17:26 AM PST by demlosers (Space or Bust!)
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To: demlosers
BUMP!
12 posted on 11/18/2003 7:26:38 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: Jeff Gannon
Fancy meeting you here.....
13 posted on 11/18/2003 7:27:23 AM PST by diotima ("I find it simply baffling that a Senator would vote against even voting on a judicial nomination.")
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To: Jeff Gannon
Domain Name: $24.95

Website Host: $385.00

Calling it like it is ("United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence -- A partially-owned subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee"): Priceless.

There are some things money can buy. But for the truth, there's Free Republic.
14 posted on 11/18/2003 7:31:47 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: abner; Nick Danger; Interesting Times
Ping!
15 posted on 11/18/2003 7:35:38 AM PST by diotima ("I find it simply baffling that a Senator would vote against even voting on a judicial nomination.")
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To: diotima
Thank you.
16 posted on 11/18/2003 7:36:03 AM PST by abner (In search of a witty tag line... found it! http://www.intelmemo.com < go there or be square!)
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To: Jeff Gannon
Thanks for posting this, Jeff!!
17 posted on 11/18/2003 7:40:17 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
I wonder what would happen if I bump this?
Oh well I live for danger!








bump
18 posted on 11/18/2003 8:10:59 AM PST by Valin (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.)
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To: Valin
Bttt...
19 posted on 11/18/2003 8:13:45 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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To: Jeff Gannon
Don't let the rats get away with one more
treasonous, America-hating act!

With a little luck, we can have a response like that to the movie-hit piece of Ronald Reagan. By hook or by crook we must drag the Pubbie leadership into the battle field! This cannot stand!
20 posted on 11/18/2003 8:34:59 AM PST by Libertina ("We're not establishing intimacy with these people, we want to crush them." Rush on rats.)
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To: Jeff Gannon
BTTT Morning CyberCowboy! Pings please :)
21 posted on 11/18/2003 8:37:08 AM PST by Libertina ("We're not establishing intimacy with these people, we want to crush them." Rush on rats.)
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To: Libertina
By hook or by crook we must drag the Pubbie leadership into the battle field! This cannot stand!

BUMP!

22 posted on 11/18/2003 8:37:11 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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To: Libertina; CyberCowboy777
Ping!
23 posted on 11/18/2003 8:41:35 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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To: Libertina; traveler; Travimoto
By hook or by crook we must drag the Pubbie leadership into the battle field! This cannot stand!
24 posted on 11/18/2003 9:04:37 AM PST by Libertina ("We're not establishing intimacy with these people, we want to crush them." Rush on rats.)
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To: Libertina
bump
25 posted on 11/18/2003 9:32:16 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: Libertina
bump
26 posted on 11/18/2003 9:32:22 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: GOPJ
Thanks GOPj!
27 posted on 11/18/2003 9:33:25 AM PST by Libertina ("We're not establishing intimacy with these people, we want to crush them." Rush on rats.)
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To: Jeff Gannon
I hate to say this, but I've read that memo through three times, and I can't find anywhere in it that it says they're going to use classified information for their nefarious ends.

It mentions "public statements" and "de-classified materials", but nowhere does it say "We can use the secret information that we get from the CIA to bash the GOP" or anything similar.

What's the big deal, or are we getting our knickers in a wad over nothing?
28 posted on 11/18/2003 9:45:03 AM PST by Redbob
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To: countrydummy; Xthe17th; mountaineer; WVNan
For your review and action...
29 posted on 11/18/2003 10:08:44 AM PST by sauropod ("Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt")
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To: Redbob
However, one thing you need to keep in mind: The substance of the Committee's work is classified until released... Basically, they want to "release" classified stuff for partisan political uses.

Nuff said?
30 posted on 11/18/2003 11:19:10 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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Bttt...
31 posted on 11/18/2003 11:59:56 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Democrats 2546 (43.87%)
Republicans 2922 (50.35%)
Libertarians 59 (1.02%)
Greens 155 (2.67%)
None of the Above
121 (2.09%)
32 posted on 11/18/2003 12:06:51 PM PST by KalDot (The "left" are in very desperate days.....)
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To: KalDot
Thanks, KalDot!
33 posted on 11/18/2003 12:09:11 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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To: Jeff Gannon

Which party can be trusted with America's national security?

Democrats 2549 (43.50%)
Republicans 2975 (50.77%)
Libertarians 59 (1.01%)
Greens 155 (2.65%)
None of the Above
122 (2.08%)

5860 votes

34 posted on 11/18/2003 2:46:32 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Jeff Gannon
BEST OF THE WEB TODAY, BY JAMES TARANTO, November 18, 2003

Rocky Fesses Up

When Fox News reported two weeks ago on a leaked memo outlining the Democrats' strategy to use the Senate Intelligence Committee for political gain, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the committee's ranking Democrat, seemed to disclaim responsibility: "The draft memo was not approved nor was it shared with any member of the Senate Intelligence Committee or anyone else. It was likely taken from a waste basket or through unauthorized computer access."

Now, however, he's changing his tune. In an op-ed in today's Washington Post, he seems to acknowledge that staffers drafted the memo at his direction:

"Faced with Republicans' continuing refusal to conduct a complete investigation into these matters, my staff recently drafted an options memo on the use or potential misuse of intelligence. The memo, intended only for me, was pilfered from the usually secure Senate intelligence committee and distributed to the media. It has become a convenient excuse for Republicans to shut down the committee and curtail the investigation."

It's more than a "convenient excuse," of course. The committee's raison d'être is honest oversight; if the Dems are determined to transform it into a partisan club, it may as well shut down.

35 posted on 11/18/2003 3:15:23 PM PST by OESY
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To: OESY
"Faced with Republicans' continuing refusal to conduct a complete investigation into these matters

Translation, The republicans refuse to blame Bush.
36 posted on 11/18/2003 9:09:48 PM PST by Valin (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.)
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To: Valin
Bttt
37 posted on 11/19/2003 7:54:57 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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To: Jeff Gannon
I agree completely. He should resign.
38 posted on 11/25/2003 6:28:22 PM PST by freekitty
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To: Jeff Gannon
Sheets Byrd has been and is protected by the RATS and special interest groups for so long that he has become an institution and disloding him appears insurmountable except by death. Hopefully, RAT Rockefeller won't be given the same protection and perk, and he will be dislodged. Good idea about this website!
39 posted on 11/28/2003 10:42:55 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
LOL!
40 posted on 11/28/2003 4:33:58 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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