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Schumer Wants to Know Motivation Behind NSA Leak
FOXNews.com ^ | 2 January 2006

Posted on 01/01/2006 6:17:52 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

WASHINGTON — The investigation into who leaked information about a National Security Agency secret wiretapping program on potential terror suspects needs to focus on the motivation behind the leak, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday.

"There are differences between felons and whistleblowers, and we ought to wait 'til the investigation occurs to decide what happened," Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told "FOX News Sunday."

The Justice Department on Friday opened an investigation into who leaked the information about the program, sparking debate over its threat to national security and presidential powers versus civil liberties.

The program, first revealed Dec. 16 by The New York Times, has used surveillance to review phone conversations and e-mails inside the United States without court warrants since after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

President Bush defended the program on Sunday, saying it is necessary and legal to prevent future terrorist attacks.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; chucky; dopeydems; georgewbush; leaks; nationalsecurity; nsa; nyt; patriotleak; schumer; spying
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Alternate headline: CHUCKY PROPOSES COVER-UP!
1 posted on 01/01/2006 6:17:56 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Schumer cried, people died.


2 posted on 01/01/2006 6:19:47 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: Aussie Dasher

In other words, if a democrat leaked it its whistleblowing; if a republican leaked it its felonious. Chucky is such a dweeb. I wonder if he is the leaker himself???


3 posted on 01/01/2006 6:20:07 PM PST by Laverne
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To: Aussie Dasher

Funny, he wasn't intersted in Rove's or Libby's "motivation".


4 posted on 01/01/2006 6:20:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

It's called the Algore Syndrome. Too much iced tea.


5 posted on 01/01/2006 6:21:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

CS is BS!


6 posted on 01/01/2006 6:22:06 PM PST by Wheens
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To: Aussie Dasher

Schumer should first answer why people under his command in the Democrat Senatorial Committee, were able to obtain the personal credit report on Lt Gov. Michael Steele of Maryland before he even announced his bid for the Senate seat of retiring Democrat Senator Sarbanes of Maryland?


7 posted on 01/01/2006 6:23:42 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Aussie Dasher

We don't need an investigation for the motivation. It was clearly done to hurt President Bush politically.

Okay, now on to the more useful business of uncovering the bastards who care more about hurting President Bush than about the security of this country.


8 posted on 01/01/2006 6:24:29 PM PST by winner3000
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To: Aussie Dasher

BTTT


9 posted on 01/01/2006 6:25:05 PM PST by aculeus
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To: Wheens
Federal law was broken, violated, ignored, when someone released highly classified information. It makes no difference why they broke the law they should be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
They should start by lining up everyone who had access to this information and making them take a polygraph test. Those tests should have started last week.
10 posted on 01/01/2006 6:25:25 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Aussie Dasher
Hey Hey Hey, Chuckie, don't try and divert the attention away from your office.
Why did you illegally get into Steeles personal files and social security number?

Don't push the focus in another direction you POS.
11 posted on 01/01/2006 6:26:02 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()......Politically incorrect by Intelligent Design........()
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To: ThreePuttinDude
Shumer should have to experience some of the questionable CIA treatments to see who's butt he is trying to cover.
Go away Pukeface!!!!!
12 posted on 01/01/2006 6:31:19 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: oldenuff2no

It's Leahy.


13 posted on 01/01/2006 6:33:00 PM PST by 308MBR (Not only older, but bolder. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Chuck's a schmuck.


14 posted on 01/01/2006 6:33:44 PM PST by kcar (theUNsucks.com)
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To: tet68
What about the motivation in his office illegally obtaining the credit records of Lt. Gov. Steele from Maryland. What about the motives of the Democrats in Miranda Gate where they were caught dealing with judgeship's. Their motives were illegal but nothing has ever been done.
15 posted on 01/01/2006 6:34:14 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: FlingWingFlyer

There's another article posted on the internet this morning about famous tokers. Algore was a featured smoker.


16 posted on 01/01/2006 6:36:41 PM PST by Thebaddog (K9 4ever)
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To: oldenuff2no
Could you visualize Shumer if he were to be vilified as much as Rove, Libby, etc...

He'd be a sreamin' little girlie boy.....oh wait, he is

Never mind
17 posted on 01/01/2006 6:38:47 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()......Politically incorrect by Intelligent Design........()
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To: Aussie Dasher

I know the motivation: partisan viciousness.


18 posted on 01/01/2006 6:40:12 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Aussie Dasher

He is already laying the groundwork for defending the leaker because he expects the leaker to get caught.

And, as a bonus, this idea of "intent" is entirely consistant with the lib mindset.

If the motivation was to screw Bush, well, what could be more selfless and admirable?


19 posted on 01/01/2006 6:41:25 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: Laverne
I believe Chukey fears jail sufficiently enough to have not participated in espionage against NSA.

Now with the New York Times crowd, they may well enjoy prison life.

20 posted on 01/01/2006 6:41:41 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Thebaddog
A long list of celebraty tokers. "W"s look is pretty funny.
21 posted on 01/01/2006 6:42:58 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()......Politically incorrect by Intelligent Design........()
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Again, you and many others are assuming this was an inside job at NSA or that some Senator or Representative in the know told the NYT.

What's wrong with thinking that it could be a case of old fashioned espionage, conducted by a foreign nation, or possibly even the NYT?

22 posted on 01/01/2006 6:43:31 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Schumer's whistle blower better surface soon, If the FBI gets hold of the leaker first the leaker will go to jail and Schumer won't be able to save him.
23 posted on 01/01/2006 6:44:31 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: ThreePuttinDude
celebraty = celebrity

DOH
24 posted on 01/01/2006 6:44:35 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()......Politically incorrect by Intelligent Design........()
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To: Aussie Dasher
Translation: "If, and I mean if, the leak originated with a Democrat Senator, Representative, or staffer, then it was a whistleblow, not a felony."
25 posted on 01/01/2006 6:45:03 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: muawiyah

Listening to Chuck, it crossed my mind that he and a lot of others already know the leak source, and are concerned now with the fate of the leaker. If the Americans did not agree with the president on this issue (on the need for the surveilance), the democrats would likely be much more smug. But Chuck appeared ready to acknowledge that the leak investigation would find the perp, and it sounded a lot to me that we will find it is someone in the NSA at a lower level who decided on their own that this was more privacy invasion than they could handle, and sought to find a friendly ear. None inside, so they went outside. Just a guess, but time will tell.


26 posted on 01/01/2006 6:50:10 PM PST by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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Pin the tail on the leaker(s).

27 posted on 01/01/2006 6:50:41 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: oldenuff2no

Motivation:

If Sandy Berger can get away with it, why not try leaking classified info?


28 posted on 01/01/2006 6:51:24 PM PST by victim soul
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There are differences between felons and whistleblowers

I robbed the bank to blow the whistle on the lack of security at that bank, that's all. Now can I go home?

Rat agitators at work.

29 posted on 01/01/2006 6:51:59 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (Hillary is the she in shenanigans.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Sort of like the headline, "Fox shocked that the hen-house was broken into!"

Mark

30 posted on 01/01/2006 6:52:24 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I don't give a damn what the "motivation" was!
Just like I didn't give a damn WHY the Islamic lunatics attacked us on 9/11.....

The current "leak" scandal CLEARLY represents A CRIME...
The CRIME may rise to the level of TREASON..
TREASON in time of WAR can result in DEATH....

Screw Schumer and all the "apologist" .....
I simply want to see the LAW applied....
ESPECIALLY if the "leaker" was a "Politician" or "Civil Servant".

These are precisely the same bastards that snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Vietnam....

Time for them to step up to the gallows....

Semper Fi
31 posted on 01/01/2006 6:53:38 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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I thought it was already pretty much decided that Senator Rockefeller leaked it?
“According to those officials and others, reservations about aspects of the program have also been expressed by Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, the West Virginia Democrat who is the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and a judge presiding over a secret court that oversees intelligence matters. Some of the questions about the agency’s new powers led the administration to temporarily suspend the operation last year and impose more restrictions, the officials said.”

It does seem to suggest that Senator Rockefeller and “a judge presiding over a secret court that oversees intelligence matters” were sources for this leak, Strata hints. In fact, if Strata is right, Gonzales may already know that, for Strata adds that press reports to the contrary notwithstanding, Judge Robertson, an activist liberal judge, probably didn’t “resign,” but rather was suspended for that very reason.


32 posted on 01/01/2006 6:54:59 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls

Get him.


33 posted on 01/01/2006 6:57:15 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Aussie Dasher
The JD should investigate Schumer since he seems to be up to speed on the leaker/leaker's identy. My suggestion to the RATS is to shut up or your a@@ will be sitting in a chair opposite an investigator. On second thought, keep talking.
34 posted on 01/01/2006 6:58:54 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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The more confident Chucky seems the less likely he is to know anything about the topic.

He's just that way. Plus, he lies a lot.

35 posted on 01/01/2006 7:02:09 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Laverne; radioproducer
In other words, if a democrat leaked it its whistleblowing; if a republican leaked it its felonious. Chucky is such a dweeb. I wonder if he is the leaker himself???

You know something? You have it so right!

36 posted on 01/01/2006 7:02:09 PM PST by Loud Mime (Build the Border Wall - Enforce the Law)
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If his hands were together and a little lower, he would qualify as a leaker....

ewww...


37 posted on 01/01/2006 7:02:50 PM PST by Loud Mime (Build the Border Wall - Enforce the Law)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hey, Chucky! If you bothered to read the Dem Strategy memos put out by Jay Rockefeller, you'd already know the motivation.


38 posted on 01/01/2006 7:04:14 PM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: victim soul
"If Sandy Berger can get away with it, why not try leaking classified info?"

You got that right.

I don't care who leaked this, they should be prosecuted.It's the same if they are off or Bush's staff, or a Democratic house member, they should hang them out to dry.
40 posted on 01/01/2006 7:06:31 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Brilliant
I know the motivation: partisan viciousness.

Revenge for Clinton's impeachment, and an all-consuming pining for another Watergate.

41 posted on 01/01/2006 7:08:45 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: muawiyah
Again, you and many others are assuming this was an inside job at NSA or that some Senator or Representative in the know told the NYT.

What's wrong with thinking that it could be a case of old fashioned espionage, conducted by a foreign nation, or possibly even the NYT?

Nothing in principle, but I put my money on the most likely first. And a number of Dems in congress, at State and at the CIA have already demonstrated that they are willing to commit treasonous acts in an effort to bring down this administration. If it smells like Dem crap, it surely isn't chicken soup.

42 posted on 01/01/2006 7:18:47 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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Schumer Wants to Know Motivation Behind NSA Leak

Well, gee Chuckie, let's think about that. Could it be part of the NYTimes' anti-Bush, anti-America agenda???

Noooooo, it couldn't be anything THAT obvious, could it Chuckie?
43 posted on 01/01/2006 7:25:51 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s; ThreePuttinDude

44 posted on 01/01/2006 7:27:05 PM PST by scott says
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Certainly the Democrats are desparate enough to sacrifice an American City to get back into power ~ we need look only to New Orleans to see the reality of that attitude.

Still, the NYT is a bit too confident about this to have relied on someone else's word. They've got documents!

45 posted on 01/01/2006 7:28:45 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Aussie Dasher

One's personal motive can be subjective. A person could believe they are doing the right thing by leaking the timing of D-Day but they would have still rightly received the death penalty in WWII. People need to go to prison over this.


46 posted on 01/01/2006 7:29:16 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Laverne

If he isn't, then he knows who it is and is running interference for him/her. An independent investigator should be on this like stink on a 'Rat. He should announce up front that he will not only be looking for the leaker, but anyone trying to cover up for the leaker.


47 posted on 01/01/2006 7:36:35 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

If these "sources" were so confident that this was whistle-blowing then they really should have no problem admitting they are the source.


48 posted on 01/01/2006 7:39:36 PM PST by Wasanother (Terrorist come in many forms but all are RATS.)
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To: river rat

*These are precisely the same bastards that snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Vietnam....*

Could not have said it more clearly.

Semper Fi, Bro'


49 posted on 01/01/2006 7:44:13 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Aussie Dasher

If Schumer is really interested in knowing the motivation behind the NSA leak, why doesn't he just ask Sen Rockerfeller why he did it?


50 posted on 01/01/2006 7:46:03 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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