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Looking for a Leaker (FBI raids the home of possible FISA leaker)
Newsweek ^ | Aug 7, 2007 | Michael Isikoff

Posted on 08/07/2007 11:23:17 AM PDT by DesScorp

The controversy over President Bush's warrantless surveillance program took another surprise turn last week when a team of FBI agents, armed with a classified search warrant, raided the suburban Washington home of a former Justice Department lawyer. The lawyer, Thomas M. Tamm, previously worked in Justice's Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (OIPR)—the supersecret unit that oversees surveillance of terrorist and espionage targets. The agents seized Tamm's desktop computer, two of his children's laptops and a cache of personal files. Tamm and his lawyer, Paul Kemp, declined any comment. So did the FBI. But two legal sources who asked not to be identified talking about an ongoing case told NEWSWEEK the raid was related to a Justice criminal probe into who leaked details of the warrantless eavesdropping program to the news media. The raid appears to be the first significant development in the probe since The New York Times reported in December 2005 that Bush had authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the international phone calls and e-mails of U.S. residents without court warrants. (At the time, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said of the leak: "This is really hurting national security; this has really hurt our country.")

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arealcrime; corruption; doj; fbi; fisa; fisaleak; govwatch; jamesjesusangleton; leaker; oipr; tamm; thecompany; wiretap
Looks like Bush is finally getting serious about cracking down on these officials that leak classified info to the press...
1 posted on 08/07/2007 11:23:21 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: DesScorp

Really?

HANG MARY MCCARTHY AND DANA PRIEST!!


2 posted on 08/07/2007 11:25:47 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: DesScorp
You can read some good stuff on this at Justoneminute, Strata Sphere and Macsmind. This is one of the reasons the democrats have been trying desperately to get rid of Gonzalez. Investigations have been ongoing with popcorn trails leading back to the democrats.
3 posted on 08/07/2007 11:28:28 AM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: jrooney

I pray you are right. We need to start hanging some of these traitors.


4 posted on 08/07/2007 11:32:14 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: DesScorp
In other breaking news, Tamm has announced that he has put Valerie Plame’s attorney, publisher and publicist all under contract. And the ACLU has agreed to both represent Tamm during his current legal issues as well and sue the U.S. Government, AG Gonzales and President Bush on a pro bono basis. The ACLU fully expects Tamm to be completely exonerated, perhaps even eligible for a major financial reward, under The Whistleblower Protection Act.
5 posted on 08/07/2007 11:33:47 AM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: DesScorp

those who didn’t see “The Company” on cable this last Sunday missed
a treat...
a re-enactment (however fictionalized) of James Jesus Angleton
learning he was supplying critical information to his old friend
(an agent of the USSR)


6 posted on 08/07/2007 11:39:01 AM PDT by VOA
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To: SW6906
We need to start hanging some of these traitors.

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These 3 would be excellent gallows test dummies.

7 posted on 08/07/2007 11:53:36 AM PDT by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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To: DesScorp

Hang’um and hang’um high.


8 posted on 08/07/2007 11:59:14 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: DesScorp

I wonder if this is the same guy??
http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?st=MD&last=Tamm


9 posted on 08/07/2007 12:00:40 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Bill O'Reilly is a pinhead.)
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To: DesScorp
More on Tamm...

FISA leak investigation:An interesting Development (important update)

10 posted on 08/07/2007 12:02:31 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: tiredoflaundry
According to this link....

An Ongoing Leak Investigation?

....sounds like the same dude.

11 posted on 08/07/2007 12:04:09 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
Tamm's lawyer...?

Paul F. Kemp

12 posted on 08/07/2007 12:12:07 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: bikerMD

Get a STRONG rope for the one in the middle!


13 posted on 08/07/2007 12:13:24 PM PDT by NoBullZone
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To: mewzilla

So his group gets George Soros money, eh?


14 posted on 08/07/2007 12:17:46 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: mewzilla
If that Kemp is Tamm's lawyer, and Kemp is with Venable, more on Venable at this link. Scroll about halfway down.

US: The Top 10 Corporate Democrats-For-Hire

15 posted on 08/07/2007 12:17:58 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: DesScorp

Let’s just say you can tell a lot about a client from his lawyer.


16 posted on 08/07/2007 12:18:42 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: bikerMD

Talk about a trifecta!


17 posted on 08/07/2007 12:19:44 PM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: holdonnow

Just a ping a ling in case you were going to talk about this tonight.


18 posted on 08/07/2007 12:26:27 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Bill O'Reilly is a pinhead.)
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To: DesScorp
Yeah. The last 15 minutes of his administration W gets serious.
19 posted on 08/07/2007 12:54:53 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Justice moves slowly.


20 posted on 08/07/2007 1:00:10 PM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSA Blalock-USS Ramage DDG61)
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To: flynmudd
Biblical, even.
21 posted on 08/07/2007 1:01:40 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I wish he would get biblical.


22 posted on 08/07/2007 1:04:02 PM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSA Blalock-USS Ramage DDG61)
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