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FR NETWORK FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS OVER LEAKED MEMO
Free Republic Network and Intelmemo.com ^ | 12/15/03 | FRNetwork

Posted on 12/15/2003 5:21:15 AM PST by diotima

 

NEWS RELEASE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 15, 2003

CONTACT: Joe Giganti,Veritas Media 540-735-8050

FREE REPUBLIC NETWORK FILES SENATE ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST SENATOR JAY ROCKEFELLER AND INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS OVER LEAKED MEMO

(Washington, D.C.) The Free Republic Network announced today that it has filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics alleging improper and unethical conduct by Senator Jay Rockefeller and Democrat members of the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

The complaint alleges that a memo drafted by committee staff and provided to Democrat members of the Committee, and subsequently leaked to Fox News, documents efforts by Democrat committee members to abuse their positions on the historically non-partisan Intelligence Committee to obtain privileged intelligence information and misuse it to help elect the 2004 Democrat Presidential nominee.

The Senate Ethics complaint states:

The contents of this memo are frightening and disturbing. The actions contemplated by it, besides the obvious legal and ethical considerations, have created mistrust among SSCI members, within the Intelligence agencies responsible for our nation's security, and among the American people to whom they are responsible.

The Chairman of the SSCI has threatened to shut the committee down or to significantly limit its activities. As the ability of Executive branch intelligence agencies to confidently share information and adequately advise the SSCI on matters of critical national importance has been compromised, our country has been put in a clear and present danger of grievous harm. Ultimately, the war on terror is at risk.

The complaint specifically requests the Ethics Committee to address three specific questions:

The Free Republic Network (www.freerepublic.net) has created a website at www.intelmemo.com to document the progress of the scandal referred to as "Memogate". --30--



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1 posted on 12/15/2003 5:21:16 AM PST by diotima
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To: abner; Nick Danger; Interesting Times; Bob J; DoughtyOne; MinuteGal; Libertina; The Shrew; ...
Ping!
2 posted on 12/15/2003 5:22:41 AM PST by diotima
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To: diotima
It did seem the Pubbies dropped this hot potato and fled WashingtonDC for the holiday break.

The issue is too important to be dropped. It should be investigated fully and completely. Why aren't the Pubbies leading the fight? If this had been a Pubbie memo, the battle would still be raging.
3 posted on 12/15/2003 5:25:49 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: diotima
Don't you actually have to be a member of the Senate to file an official complain? I mean, one that could be acted upon?
4 posted on 12/15/2003 5:27:08 AM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: diotima
Bump! Kudos for this effort.
5 posted on 12/15/2003 5:28:50 AM PST by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: diotima
bttt
6 posted on 12/15/2003 5:29:10 AM PST by bert (Have you offended a liberal today?)
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To: diotima
Outstanding! I am so proud of FReepers!
7 posted on 12/15/2003 5:29:50 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: diotima
Kudos to FRN for taking the lead and spotlighting a travesty which slices like a dagger into our national security.

Leni

8 posted on 12/15/2003 5:32:41 AM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: diotima
BUMP!
9 posted on 12/15/2003 5:33:02 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tagline. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: jmstein7; Chad Fairbanks
Ping!
10 posted on 12/15/2003 5:33:38 AM PST by diotima
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To: diotima
When did FR turn into JW?

This is a pathetic loser from day one. The only thing that will come from this is that the person who took the memo will pay.

11 posted on 12/15/2003 5:39:53 AM PST by TheOtherOne
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To: diotima
What's the difference between FR and FRN? Are they the same?
12 posted on 12/15/2003 5:43:25 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: diotima
Thanks to FreeRepublic Network for taking up the battle. This outrage has been largely ignored by the media, as expected, and the only publicity generated has been on the issue of who leaked the memo.

Clearly laws were broken, ethics were violated and a serious breach of national security occurred at the hands of democrats on this committee. This would have caused a firestorm in the media had the Republican's done this.


13 posted on 12/15/2003 5:44:28 AM PST by ladyinred (If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door!)
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To: TheOtherOne
This is a pathetic loser from day one. The only thing that will come from this is that the person who took the memo will pay.

Your solution is to sit back and bitch about people "doing nothing"???

What are you doing about it?

14 posted on 12/15/2003 5:45:42 AM PST by zip
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To: CindyDawg
FR, LLC is Jim's forum and a private corporation.

FRN is a non-profit, 501c4 corporation. FRN helps organize the "off forum" activism. Visit the FRN website at: www.freerepublic.net
15 posted on 12/15/2003 5:49:48 AM PST by diotima
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To: diotima
Thanks
16 posted on 12/15/2003 5:50:33 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: diotima
Way to go!!
17 posted on 12/15/2003 5:52:03 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: ladyinred
BTTT!
18 posted on 12/15/2003 5:52:04 AM PST by Yehuda (http://www.JewPoint.blogspot.com)
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To: TomGuy
It did seem the Pubbies dropped this hot potato and fled WashingtonDC for the holiday break.

Do they ever show any gonads in taking on the democrats When you have wimps like Hatch and Specter etc what do you expect
19 posted on 12/15/2003 5:53:24 AM PST by uncbob
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To: diotima
Bump!!!

Don't let this go away.
20 posted on 12/15/2003 5:53:45 AM PST by OXENinFLA (LISTEN, DID YOU SMELL SOMETHING?)
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To: diotima
More Good News! Thanks.
21 posted on 12/15/2003 5:55:11 AM PST by PGalt
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To: diotima
Looks like another revolving $10 a month is in order:)
22 posted on 12/15/2003 5:56:16 AM PST by Jumper
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To: dittomom; LinnieBeth; conniew; Entropy Squared; bert; calypgin; Peacerose; Bryan; MooCollins; ...
ping!
23 posted on 12/15/2003 5:56:35 AM PST by diotima
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To: zip
I think the claimed ethics charges are weak. I think this type of effort is reminicent of JW's efforts. A lot of sound and fury, with no results. To be honest, as I said, I think when an investagation is done, the only one to pay is the person who took the memo off of secure Senate computers.

Go ahead and pursue this, it doesn't bother me in the least. I feel free to let you know that I think it is a waste of time, and will lead not to the result you seek.

24 posted on 12/15/2003 5:58:54 AM PST by TheOtherOne
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To: diotima
Jeez Dio, don't you ever freaking sleep?

You go from coffee mugs straight to suing scumbag politicians.... busy beaver that you are.

25 posted on 12/15/2003 5:58:57 AM PST by AAABEST
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To: Jumper
Wow, more like JW that I thought.
26 posted on 12/15/2003 5:59:33 AM PST by TheOtherOne
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To: AAABEST
I sleep sometimes. ;^)

Lotta work to be done out there....

27 posted on 12/15/2003 6:07:01 AM PST by diotima
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To: Judith Anne
ping
28 posted on 12/15/2003 6:09:45 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Your joy is your sorrow unmasked." --- GIBRAN)
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To: diotima
Yahoo. Let's go get 'em
29 posted on 12/15/2003 6:10:49 AM PST by The Right Stuff
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; MeeknMing
Ping list, por favor?
30 posted on 12/15/2003 6:14:06 AM PST by diotima
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To: diotima
Bravo!
31 posted on 12/15/2003 6:14:19 AM PST by .cnI redruM (With the capture of Saddam Hussein, Howard Dean needs a new shadow VP candidate.)
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To: diotima
Bravo!
32 posted on 12/15/2003 6:14:56 AM PST by .cnI redruM (With the capture of Saddam Hussein, Howard Dean needs a new shadow VP candidate.)
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To: diotima
Way to go!!! Take no prisoners!
33 posted on 12/15/2003 6:16:01 AM PST by Elkiejg (Clintons have ruined America)
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To: diotima
Both the FRN and IntelMemo sites appear to be down.
34 posted on 12/15/2003 6:16:12 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: diotima
Here we go again, way too many vanities.

Just kidding - great work and good luck.

35 posted on 12/15/2003 6:20:14 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: Interesting Times
Hmmmmm...
36 posted on 12/15/2003 6:20:21 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: TheOtherOne
What do you mean it doesn't accomplish anything? It is a victory every time we speak out. For decades we have remained silent and left the field to the enemies of the USofA to work their harm.

It's time to get noisy and put them on notice that there is a growing opposition to their misdeeds and anti-
Americanism.
37 posted on 12/15/2003 6:20:35 AM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: diotima
Outstanding.
38 posted on 12/15/2003 6:21:42 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Yes, I saw this...no one can know in advance what the outcome of our efforts will be, but we did not stand idly by and let this matter drop.

In my opinion, efforts by Rockefeller to blame a low-level staffer are despicable. I guess he isn't man enough to stand by his position--probably because he knows that it is treasonous. That's behavior typical of democrats, who have no idea what patriotism and honor are about. They count on conservatives to make the world safe for them, knowing full well they are trying to destroy that safety.

Low-life scum.

39 posted on 12/15/2003 6:22:43 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: MissAmericanPie
Thanks! If you think about how serious this is, it really deserves public attention and outcry. The leaked memo details a plan to use Intelligence resouces to try and harm the Republican president.

We all know if this were a memo by Republicans doing the same to a Democrat president, we would never be hearing an end to it.
40 posted on 12/15/2003 6:24:43 AM PST by diotima
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To: MissAmericanPie
What do you mean it doesn't accomplish anything?

I didn't say that. I said, I think it will result in something different that what you seek. I think the result will be the person who took the memo from secure computers will pay, that is all. Unfortunately, I think that person is a Repub staffer, so this will not end well. Why do you think it has been dropped in the Senate?

41 posted on 12/15/2003 6:28:08 AM PST by TheOtherOne
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To: diotima
You guys and gals rock!!!!!!!!!! Way to go! You know how I feel about Rockedummy!!!! LOL
42 posted on 12/15/2003 6:29:30 AM PST by countrydummy (http://chat.agitator.dynip.com/ You will love the chat room!)
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To: TheOtherOne
I don't think the leaker is a Republican staffer. I think it's a Miller democrat, who gave the memo to Sean Hannity, who broke the story. Remember, Hannity said "You would not believe who gave me this memo."

Are you getting the two different memos mixed up?

As far as the other memo goes, if the computers weren't secure, then tough luck to the Dems. Nobody stole anything, it was available for everyone to read.
43 posted on 12/15/2003 6:31:16 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: diotima
Thanks DIO for doing something! To sit back and complan and not act NEVER get results. Hopefully something will come of this!
44 posted on 12/15/2003 6:35:49 AM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all!)
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To: diotima
Way to go!
45 posted on 12/15/2003 6:44:50 AM PST by expatpat
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To: TheOtherOne; MissAmericanPie
Why do you think it has been dropped in the Senate?

Because a number of "Republican" senators regularly lose cojone-comparing contests with hamsters.

The Senate won't call the Democrats on the judges issue [24/7/365 filibuster], and also dropped the impeachment of Clinton, if you recall.

After watching Kute Katie Kommie pee all over the capture of Saddam this morning, I know exactly why this is going nowhere - for the same reason that back in 1997, the leaked contents of the Newt cell-phone call got more press than McDermott's involvement in the wire-tap. The Democrats own the press.

46 posted on 12/15/2003 6:48:42 AM PST by an amused spectator (got Rush hate? ;-))
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To: TheOtherOne
I have no problem with these actions, but I must admit I thought the same thing. This is certainly reminiscent of a Klayman press release.
47 posted on 12/15/2003 6:49:42 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: NittanyLion
This is an official complaint filed to the ethics committee, not a Klayman-type lawsuit.

Leni

48 posted on 12/15/2003 6:52:34 AM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: NittanyLion
We put this press release out in order to keep this issue in the public eye. This is getting dropped from the media, if it really ever was picked up to begin with. This issue is important.

As for Klayman-esque: We ask for no money, where is the plea for money? You won't find a direct mail appeal in your mailbox from us when you go to check your mail today or tomorrow or this month. Rather, doing something like this costs US money. Not a big deal, most of it will come from my pocket and others, just to let you know.

Filing this ethics complaint, and putting out a press release provides another opportunity for this to get media exposure. And this issue NEEDS media exposure.

Do we think the Democrats covering up this issue will summarily removed for this behavior? No. Very doubtful. But if we can try and get this in front of the public so people are aware of what shenanigans are going on in the government on their dime, hopefully there might be a small effect at re-election time.

49 posted on 12/15/2003 6:59:11 AM PST by diotima
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To: diotima
Good hunting, Freepers!

BTTT

50 posted on 12/15/2003 7:04:48 AM PST by Smile-n-Win (Compassion for your enemies is a betrayal of your friends.)
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