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[President] Obama Appointee in Classified Info Scandal (John Deutch)
Newsmax ^ | February 19, 2009 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on 02/20/2009 9:12:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The appointment of John Deutch to an advisory panel on spy satellites violates President Obama’s pledge to hold everyone in his administration to the highest ethical standards.

Deutch, who headed the CIA from May 1995 to December 1996, agreed in writing in January 2001 to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents. Just after that, President Clinton pardoned him and 175 others as Clinton was leaving office. Deutch’s infraction was thus more serious than Tim Geithner’s or Tom Daschle’s failure to pay income taxes.

“Deutch essentially walked away from what is one of the most egregious cases of mishandling of classified information that I have ever seen, short of espionage,” Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said after the pardon was announced.

Deutch placed 17,000 CIA files, including files classified TOP SECRET/CODEWORD and those referring to highly sensitive covert operations, on his unclassified home computers. One such file was a memo to Clinton and then-Vice President Al Gore. It noted that the information was so sensitive that Deutch was sending it to only a few other people, including FBI Director Louis Freeh and Secretary of State Warren Christopher.

Because the computers connected to the Internet, and because Deutch often gave out his e-mail address, foreign intelligence services could easily have downloaded classified material from his computer.

CIA technicians discovered the security breach in December 1996 when they visited Deutch’s house and asked to see his agency computers as he was preparing to leave office. The CIA had agreed to give him a no-fee consulting contract for one year allowing him to keep the three Macintosh computers.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2009; bho44; bhoethics; billclinton; corruption; democrats; espionage; johndeutch; obama; satellites; wot
One month in, and already the most corrupt administration in American history!!
1 posted on 02/20/2009 9:12:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At some point it becomes bitterly funny. I mean, when does it END with this guy?

Bill Clinton could take shamelessness lessons from this guy.


2 posted on 02/20/2009 9:14:09 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet another campaign issue for the GOP in 2012......

Were I a Democrat, I’d be hopping mad at Obama for endangering his precarious position.


3 posted on 02/20/2009 9:15:10 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Geez, can't they find enough “new” corrupt DemonRATs without having to recycle all the Klintoon era criminals?
4 posted on 02/20/2009 9:17:11 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 108)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

This has got to be sent to Rush, Sean, Glen Beck and Chris Mathews.


5 posted on 02/20/2009 9:19:28 PM PST by IrishPennant ("We're surrounded...That simplifies our problem.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Say what you will, a presidential pardon makes him clean as a whistle from a legal stand point.

However, some lawyers or those who claim to be lawyers anyway, seem to have ethics issues.

Can you hear me, Obama?


6 posted on 02/20/2009 9:25:48 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: IrishPennant

George Soros is and has always been in control. It’s time for the revolution!


7 posted on 02/20/2009 9:25:52 PM PST by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG!


8 posted on 02/20/2009 9:27:30 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Squat

I could not agree more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 02/20/2009 9:32:00 PM PST by IrishPennant ("We're surrounded...That simplifies our problem.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I really enjoyed the Fox All-Stars, on Thursday, describing Feinsteins remarks as ‘gaffes’ and ‘mistakes’. What Feinstein did was commit a security breach. She should have a full scale investigation for possible treason. No gaffes. No mistakes. Security breach and nothing less.
10 posted on 02/20/2009 9:32:11 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t wait to hear what Obama-job Sandy Berger gets


11 posted on 02/20/2009 9:35:15 PM PST by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One month in, and already the most corrupt administration in American history!!

well, Look @ all "the experience", Zer0Bambi has to draw upon.

the Liberals in USA (76+ years), Soviets in USSR (71+), Castro in Cuba (50+) and Mao-tse in Red China (73+)...he knows he has very little time, to destroy our enterprise system.

"Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money" Margaret Thatcher
There are two sets of rules. One set for the rulers and another for the rest of us. —Richard Yancey, former IRS tax collector

12 posted on 02/20/2009 9:35:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course the media will never discuss this story. They’re too busy trying to spin Palin into a tax cheat for asking a question on Per Diem reimbursements.


13 posted on 02/20/2009 9:36:28 PM PST by yongin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It just doesn’t stop, and it’s like you said, only a month in, unreal.


14 posted on 02/20/2009 9:37:37 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: IrishPennant
Chris “Tingley Legs” Matthews?
15 posted on 02/20/2009 9:45:51 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 108)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sabotage: America’s Enemies within the CIA (Hardcover)
by Rowan Scarborough (Author)


16 posted on 02/20/2009 9:49:01 PM PST by BARLF
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

It just keeps coming.


17 posted on 02/20/2009 9:53:03 PM PST by lonevoice (Ich bin ein plumber)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“foreign intelligence services could easily have downloaded classified material from his computer.”

And an exceptionally good target for them to go after. He knew full well he was breaking the law when he did it, too. His arrogance is disgusting.


18 posted on 02/20/2009 10:01:11 PM PST by yazoo
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To: yazoo

arrogance = thievery


19 posted on 02/20/2009 10:06:15 PM PST by japaneseghost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does Hillary have the files?

Or are they stuffed in someone’s socks?


20 posted on 02/20/2009 10:17:49 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Change You Can Believe In? Like Leon Panetta, Deutch is another retreaded Clinton era hack. As far as the Top Secret files on his home computer—what better way to commit espionage? You sell the classified data to a foreign power then have their agents hack into your home PC. If you get caught, as Deutch was, you pretend stupid. The Chicoms are probably happy to see this guy back in government.
21 posted on 02/20/2009 10:56:08 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's stunning that the best the democrats can field is a never ending stream of incompetents and criminals. The dems sure do have that culture of corruption thing down pat.
22 posted on 02/21/2009 7:50:48 AM 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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry is taking down these United States of America with each appointment, each decision, and each association he is involved with.


23 posted on 02/21/2009 7:53:46 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate the word President when it is put in front of the name Obama. Just call him, oh never mind!


24 posted on 02/21/2009 7:54:52 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Piquaboy

I have NEVER called him President in any way shape or form. He is Barry or zer0 or other names I can’t say on here.


25 posted on 02/21/2009 11:01:25 AM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is wrong with Dem administrations? They do not care about security of classified material?

Lee Hamilton, the Indiana half-wit, is STILL on Sandy Berger’s Board of Reference!


26 posted on 02/23/2009 6:17:51 AM PST by cookcounty (Impeach President dOOm!)
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