Skip to comments.Schumer Wants to Know Motivation Behind NSA Leak
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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Revenge for Clinton's impeachment, and an all-consuming pining for another Watergate.
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.
Still, the NYT is a bit too confident about this to have relied on someone else's word. They've got documents!
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.
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.
If these "sources" were so confident that this was whistle-blowing then they really should have no problem admitting they are the source.
*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'
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?
Or take a shortcut, and just read Rockerfeller's memo.
Term limits will prevent this abuse of the law, I just don't know why so many don't see that?
HELL YEAH THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!
The Times "sat" on this story for a year? The same year that Fitzgerald is investigating "leaks"? The same Fitzgerald that asked for more leeway in extending his investigation? Even with blinders on, this won't pass the sniff test.
I totally agree. Term limits would solve many problems.
Correction: "..uncovering the cowardly bastards.."
Someone should tell this retard that we have a constitution, and it is not Congress's place to decide whether to pursue a criminal investigation, that is the executives! (So basic, yet somehow it needs to be repeated because these Democrats beleive the "constitution" is what they feel).
Earth to Chuckie!! Earth to Chuckie!! Do you read us???
I think not.
Chukie Schumer - the perfect march for Hildebeast.
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