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Jamie Gorelick Defends Her FISA Record at Justice (Well Gorelick, you failed to keep America safe!)
wsj ^ | 1/15/2009 | Jamie S. Gorelick

Posted on 01/16/2009 3:26:46 AM PST by tobyhill

Your inaccurate swipe at my record ("President Gulliver's Lawyer," Review & Outlook, Jan. 10) demands a response.

First, the March 1995 memo I wrote about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act did not set policy for the Justice Department. It resolved a particular problem in the WorId Trade Center bombing case, which was that the U.S. Attorney wanted to use a FISA warrant to tap individuals who had already been the subject of criminal wiretaps -- something that had never been done before and which the Justice Department's Office of Intelligence Policy feared the FISA court would not permit.

I was asked by the U.S. Attorney and the Office of Intelligence Policy to sign an agreement that they had negotiated to permit this extraordinary step, in the hopes that if I vouched for its compliance with FISA, the FISA Court would permit the arrangement. The memo I signed was an aggressive use of the FISA power not, as you suggest, one that shrunk from utilizing all of the government's power to protect against terrorism.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corrupt; corruption; democrats; fisa; gorelick; mostcorruptwomen

1 posted on 01/16/2009 3:26:46 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Isn’t she also the woman who paid herself 24 million dollars in bonuses for her part in running Fannie Mae (or was it Freddie Mac) into the ground?

2 posted on 01/16/2009 3:36:06 AM PST by saneright
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To: saneright

Yes, and she SHOULD be in PRISON.

3 posted on 01/16/2009 3:37:11 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: tobyhill
Hey Jamie - KMA!

And it really chafes my butt that the b*tch served at Fannie Mae and walked away with millions in bonus money....

4 posted on 01/16/2009 3:37:20 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Gorelick is a Lying witch ,Just go away Lady

5 posted on 01/16/2009 3:46:54 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: saneright
It's amazing that the MSM allows this bitch to write an op/ed in her own defense but they would never allow President Bush, VP Cheney, Rove or anyone else lines of defense.
6 posted on 01/16/2009 3:52:08 AM PST by tobyhill (No Honeymoon For Obama.)
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To: tobyhill

Well it is interesting that Jamie Gorelick decides now to comment on this. She could never be bothered in the prior decade-plus when it might have elevated visibility of her as the person most facilitating the terrorist acts in the US including 9/11 (as during the 9/11 panel enquiries).

It was stunning for her to be allowed to sit on the 9/11 panel passing judgement on others.

I can only assume that her 24 million from “helping” the failed Fannie Mmillions is larely spent and she has more money to make and power to assume in the new Obamanation. But apparently she needs to get over the minor bump in the road to max her bank accounts and to build a few more intel walls.

7 posted on 01/16/2009 4:06:45 AM PST by rod1
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To: tobyhill

This stupid Clintonite has blood on her hands.

8 posted on 01/16/2009 4:08:12 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: rod1
Her response came after the FISA Court ruled the Bush program was legal. Her failing to do what Bush did makes her responsible for failing to protect America by use of any legal means. After the first World Trade Center Strike she should have been doing what Bush did but she was too busy covering up Clinton's sorry ass, literally.
9 posted on 01/16/2009 4:13:53 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: tobyhill
GUILTY !! ...All Counts!

10 posted on 01/16/2009 4:20:36 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: tobyhill; All
Remember this?

Able Danger, 9-11 Report, Gorelick, and so much more...

Click the picture...

11 posted on 01/16/2009 4:23:56 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: tobyhill

Gorelick should be hung from the nearest tree.

12 posted on 01/16/2009 4:24:34 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: tobyhill

The b!tch works for bin laden!


13 posted on 01/16/2009 4:26:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: tobyhill


1993 Attempted Assassination of Pres. Bush Sr., April 14,1993
1993 First World Trade Center bombing, February 26th, 7 Killed, Hundreds injured, Billions
1995 Attack on US Diplomats in Pakistan, Mar 8,1995
1996 Khobar Towers attack
1998 U.S. Embassy Bombing in Peru, Jan 15, 1998
1998 U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1998 U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1999 Plot to blow up Space Needle (thwarted)
2000 USS Cole attacked, many U.S. Navy sailors murdered
GORELICK GATE - various FR links

Consider: If Gorelick, Clarke and Clinton had been completely HONEST
to the American public about the Islamic-crashed airplanes, like TWA800, in the 90's
or the other Islamic terror attacks, then Americans WOULD have been on alert on 911
and would have had the opportunity to prevent the 911 Atrocities.

Sandy Berger-Burglar was a key beneficiary of "Gorelick’s Wall"
TIME, "The Ubiquitous Mr. Fix-It", Adam Cohen

John Kerry was a key beneficiary of Berger's Burglaries
Rescued: Data the Kerry/Edwards Campaign Tried to DELETE from its site! (grandpa dave found cache)

Berger purloined all draft revisions of a key critique of the government's response
to the millennium terrorism threat, a document that detailed Administration knowledge
– and inaction – regarding al Qaeda presence in the U.S. in 1999
and 2000. Stolen were crucial notes in the margins of these drafts
which reveal the thinking and agendas of the
Clinton Administration relating to the mounting terrorist threat.
Washington Post, "Berger Quits as Advisor to Kerry", Susan Schmidt


14 posted on 01/16/2009 4:37:13 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Liberty Valance


She’d be one of my top 10.

15 posted on 01/16/2009 4:38:30 AM PST by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: tobyhill

If Jamie Gorelick shows up there need to be many long continuous law suits against her from eating to breathing. The menae must be destroyed

16 posted on 01/16/2009 4:39:26 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: tobyhill

I sure hope that the WSJ does not permit this to be the last word on this .... stay tuned for Monday rebuttal?

17 posted on 01/16/2009 5:31:14 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: tobyhill

These people have no shame - no honor - no ethical standards. How they can show their face in public is beyond me. Gorelick, Berger, Raines, Dodd and Frank should all be serving 20 years to life.

18 posted on 01/16/2009 5:37:36 AM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: tobyhill

The woman belongs behind bars for the rest of her life.

19 posted on 01/16/2009 5:38:50 AM PST by bmwcyle (I have no President as of Jan 20th 2009. No Congress either.)
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To: tobyhill
She looks familiar:

Reminds me of:

....with a little makeup.

20 posted on 01/16/2009 5:40:18 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: tobyhill

April-May 1995: FBI Learns KSM Has Been in US and Is Planning to Come Back for Flight Training

“The FBI interrogates Bojinka plotter Abdul Hakim Murad and learns that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) has been in the US and is planning to return for flight training.”

June 1996-April 1997: Highly Trusted Informant Exposes Al-Qaeda Secrets to US

“Jamal al-Fadl, an al-Qaeda operative from al-Qaeda’s first meeting in the late 1980s until 1995, tells the US everything he knows about al-Qaeda.”

Early 1998: CIA Ignores Ex-Agent’s Warning KSM Is ‘Going to Hijack Some Planes,’ Visiting Germany

“KSM (9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed) and Islambouli are experts in hijacking commercial planes. He tells Baer that KSM “is going to hijack some planes.” Further, he says that KSM has moved to the Czech Republic, and has also traveled to Germany to meet bin Laden associates there. In early 1998 Baer sends this information to a friend in the CIA Counterterrorist Center, who forwards the information to his superiors. Baer doesn’t hear back from the CIA. He says, “There was no interest.”

“February 22, 1998: Bin Laden Expands Religious Edict against US and Allies”

Calls for the killing of innocent Americans on a massive scale

August 12-25, 1998: Suspect Claims ‘Extensive Network of Al-Qaeda Sleeper Agents’ Is Planning ‘Big Attack’ Inside US

“Mohamed al-Owhali is arrested and immediately begins confessing his role in the recent al-Qaeda bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. He reveals to the FBI what an FBI agent will later call “blue-chip” information.”

December 4, 1998: Clinton Warned ‘Bin Laden Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft’ Inside US

“On December 4, 1998, an item in President Clinton’s Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) is titled, “Bin Laden Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks.” The PDB says “Bin Laden and is allies are preparing for attacks in the US, including an aircraft hijacking...”

1999: British Intelligence Warns Al-Qaeda Plans to Use Aircraft, Possibly as Flying Bombs

“MI6, the British intelligence agency, gives a secret report to liaison staff at the US embassy in London. The reports states that al-Qaeda has plans to use “commercial aircraft” in “unconventional ways,””

March 1999: Germany Provides CIA Hijacker’s Name and Telephone Number

“German intelligence gives the CIA the first name of hijacker Marwan Alshehhi and his telephone number in the United Arab Emirates. The Germans learned the information from surveillance of suspected Islamic militants. They tell the CIA that Alshehhi has been in contact with suspected al-Qaeda members Mohammed Haydar Zammar and Mamoun Darkazanli.”

September 1999: US Report Predicts Spectacular Attack on Washington

21 posted on 01/16/2009 6:23:40 AM PST by avacado
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To: tobyhill

I would love for the Republicans to grow a spine and hold this woman accountable. She never took any responsibility for her role in enabling the 9/11 attack. It’s outrageous that she would be involved in this new administration.

22 posted on 01/16/2009 6:30:20 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: ElayneJ

Dear Jamie,
Yes, it is possible for someone to be BOTH a terrorist AND engage in criminal activity AT THE SAME TIME.
Whooda thunk it?

23 posted on 01/16/2009 7:04:17 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: tobyhill

Hey Jamie:

You have the blood of all the 9/11 victims on your hands.

Now go find the nearest staircase and fling yourself down it.

24 posted on 01/16/2009 8:11:02 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

My fear is that she’ll be our next FBI director when O dumps Mueller.

25 posted on 01/16/2009 8:23:11 AM PST by surrey
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To: tobyhill
Gorelick is a one woman wrecking crew. She has been at the center of 2 of the most destructive forces in recent American history...9/11 and the financial crisis.
26 posted on 01/16/2009 12:06:45 PM PST by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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