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U.S. Won't Share Ft Hood Evidence With Senate - Gates
Reuters / NY Times ^ | April 16, 2010

Posted on 04/17/2010 5:50:04 AM PDT by Zakeet

The Obama administration, facing a subpoena threat from Congress, will not share information that could compromise its prosecution of the suspected gunman in last year's Fort Hood shooting, Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday.

Two U.S. senators vowed on Thursday to subpoena the Obama administration next week unless it produces information sought in a congressional investigation of last year's rampage at the Texas military base, which killed 13 soldiers.

They said the Justice and Defence departments had until Monday to provide the information or face legal action.

Gates, speaking to reporters after attending a Caribbean security conference in Barbados, said the U.S. government had no interest in hiding information from Congress but the legal case against Major Nidal Malik Hasan had to take priority.

"Anything that does not have any impact on that prosecution, we are more than willing to share," Gates said.

"But what's most important is this prosecution. And we will cooperate with the committee in every way -- with that single caveat, that whatever we provide doesn't compromise the prosecution."

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, an independent, and Susan Collins, the panel's top Republican, have been trying for months to obtain specific information about the rampage, which also left many wounded.

The senators said their committee wanted access to documents and witnesses regarding what the FBI and Defence Department knew about Hasan before the shootings. They have rejected administration claims the information could compromise the pending prosecution of Hasan.

Lieberman and Collins said the Pentagon and FBI had turned over some documents to their committee but they primarily involved background material.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


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Gates already said the DoD was NOT hiding any details about the shooting, and more facts will just mislead the American public about the peaceful nature of Islam.

1 posted on 04/17/2010 5:50:06 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

I say we compromise the SOB with a rope.


2 posted on 04/17/2010 5:58:10 AM PDT by csvset
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
will not share information that could compromise its prosecution of the suspected gunman in last year's Fort Hood shooting
Thanks Zakeet.
3 posted on 04/17/2010 6:00:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Zakeet
Gates is a liar. The information being withheld would have nothing to do with the prosecution, which is an open and shut case. But it would have a lot to do with revealing the malevolent posture of the islam-loving, America-hating obama regime.
4 posted on 04/17/2010 6:01:55 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Zakeet

What’s to compromise? This is an open and shut case. We know he did the shooting.


5 posted on 04/17/2010 6:03:20 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Zakeet

The prosecution of this particular individual doesn’t pose any problems at all. He was, after all, caught red handed with numerous witnesses.

Now, the interrogation of Hasan and investigating who his confederates were should be kept on the q.t. until the co-conspirators can be rounded up.


6 posted on 04/17/2010 6:03:48 AM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Zakeet
Two U.S. senators vowed on Thursday to subpoena the Obama administration...

Subpoena zero's birth certificate, as well. IDIOTS!!!

7 posted on 04/17/2010 6:04:35 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: csvset

A rope is good but I am in favor of turning him over to the enlisted at Ft. Hood and telling them to please take a week and show him the error of his ways.


8 posted on 04/17/2010 6:05:01 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Zakeet

This bassturd major should have been put up against a wall and shot months ago.

What is there to prosecute?

Of course, with a Muslim in the Oval Office, we wouldn’t want thes Congresscritters acting stupidly now, would we.


9 posted on 04/17/2010 6:05:17 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Zakeet

Why do liberals fear the truth so much?


10 posted on 04/17/2010 6:12:58 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: I_Like_Spam
“Our priority is in ensuring we don’t do anything that would potentially impact the prosecution of Major [Nidal] Hasan,” Gates said, referring to the alleged shooter.”

Military law which is explicit regarding the negative impact of real or perceived command influence. There is a whole host of anti-American lawyers planning strategies to derail a trial. These pricks do not need any help from us.

11 posted on 04/17/2010 6:18:15 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Very well could be.


12 posted on 04/17/2010 6:20:15 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Exactly.


13 posted on 04/17/2010 6:21:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: csvset
"I say we compromise the SOB with a rope. "

Hasan, too.

14 posted on 04/17/2010 6:22:09 AM PDT by matthew fuller (#11. Thou shalt not argue with morons.)
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To: Zakeet

Gates sounds exactly like Janet Reno. Everything is under investigation so I can’t tell you anything.


15 posted on 04/17/2010 6:34:36 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Tarpon
"Why do liberals fear the truth so much? "

"Truth" to liberals is as "Kryptonite" is to Superman...it sucks away all their power.
16 posted on 04/17/2010 6:41:45 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Zakeet
U.S. Won't Share Ft Hood Evidence With Senate - Gates

Anyone remember how crazy the left went during the "evil" Bush regime and called his Presidency the most secretive ever? It was even reason for their mouth piece, the NYSlimes to print national secrets on the front page.

WHERE THE HELL IS THE NYSLIMES NOW UNDER BOY KING?
17 posted on 04/17/2010 6:45:10 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Zakeet

The real problem is OBAMA as Commander in Chief made the rules on how to deal with Muslims. He wants to distance himself from any responsibility...


18 posted on 04/17/2010 6:45:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Zakeet

Why does the Senate need anything and why are they even involved in this case? They are not going to reveal anything damaging to Obama anyway. Let them get to work reducing our taxes instead of wasting time on this. Just shoot this bastard and be done with it.


19 posted on 04/17/2010 6:52:38 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Zakeet

They know full well this guy was given a pass and promotion even though he was a danger to the corps. That is what Gates is afraid of having come out. Because then, our honorable men and women would have to really start reporting problems people like this guy.


20 posted on 04/17/2010 6:53:38 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Tarpon
Why do liberals fear the truth so much?

It interferes with their agenda.
21 posted on 04/17/2010 6:56:03 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: csvset

Don’t thesenior minoit members of the House and Senate have automatic access to the information? What’s going on here???????


22 posted on 04/17/2010 7:07:50 AM PDT by cookcounty ("When they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," --"Brawls for Radicals" --by Barack Alinsky)
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To: Zakeet

Or, they are deep into a network throughout the world and don’t want the possibility of any leaks.

This is the military, not the DOJ


23 posted on 04/17/2010 7:15:12 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Zakeet

Like the Senate’s any use. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.


24 posted on 04/17/2010 7:16:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (There's a perfectly good island somewhere.)
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To: Zakeet

A monkey could prosecute him.


25 posted on 04/17/2010 7:23:11 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Zakeet

What this means is that they (Obama and Holder Islamic Justice Department) don’t want anyone to know that they have poisoned their own case and that this terrorist will go free.


26 posted on 04/17/2010 7:59:46 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: kabar

protecting muzzies is what its about.


27 posted on 04/17/2010 8:01:49 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Tarpon

Why do liberals fear the truth so much?

Truth is like light. It blinds the evil and embraces the good. Guess which side they are on?


28 posted on 04/17/2010 8:21:17 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think you’re right.


29 posted on 04/17/2010 8:24:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?lang)(hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng))
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To: Carley

Gates a big disappointment.


30 posted on 04/17/2010 8:31:23 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: Zakeet

Gates another fool for Obamass


31 posted on 04/17/2010 8:42:39 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Zakeet

bttt


32 posted on 04/17/2010 9:34:42 AM PDT by opentalk
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