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Administration continues to defy Senate subpoena for Fort Hood documents
Washington Post ^ | April 28, 2010 | Craig Whitlock

Posted on 04/27/2010 7:44:51 PM PDT by SmartInsight

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it will provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents.

After days of negotiations, the Defense and Justice departments informed a Senate committee that they will not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records related to the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people. The agencies said divulging the material could jeopardize their prosecution of Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the alleged gunman.

Leslie Phillips, a spokeswoman for the Senate committee, said the refusal by the Pentagon and the Justice Department to hand over all the requested material was "an affront to Congress's constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight of the executive branch."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; alaulaqi; alawlaki; anwaralaulaqi; anwaralawlaki; conlgress; fallschurchcell; forthood; hussein; muslim; nationalsecurityfail; obama; terrorism

1 posted on 04/27/2010 7:44:52 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight

what are they hiding? No prayer for national prayer day and not this.


2 posted on 04/27/2010 7:47:26 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: SmartInsight

Didn’t the jackasses scream to the roof tops when Bush didn’t jump for their demands?????? Why aren’t we hearing this on every media outlet? Oh, silly me, they back zero.


3 posted on 04/27/2010 7:47:28 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: SmartInsight

The Obama regime loves to protect Islamofascist terrorists and illegal aliens from American justice. That’s weird. But hey! Commies are weird.


4 posted on 04/27/2010 7:48:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The only people not "boycotting" Arizona are the illegal aliens! What the hell is up with that!!?)
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To: SmartInsight

It’s the transparency, stupid!


5 posted on 04/27/2010 7:50:26 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Vote them all out of office!)
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To: SmartInsight

Above the Law.


6 posted on 04/27/2010 7:50:42 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (.)
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To: dalebert

7 posted on 04/27/2010 7:50:54 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SmartInsight

They do not want it coming out that Hassan was communicating with al-Awlaki aka al Queda because it will make him look like he can’t run the military?


8 posted on 04/27/2010 7:54:00 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: SmartInsight

It is un-effing-believable what this punk thinks he can get away with.


9 posted on 04/27/2010 7:54:25 PM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW)
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To: SmartInsight; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


10 posted on 04/27/2010 7:56:57 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SmartInsight

Secrecy - the dictator’s favorite defense mechanism.


11 posted on 04/27/2010 8:00:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bergmeid
It is un-effing-believable what this punk thinks he can get away with.

Change control of the House. It's just step one. We have so much to do. I think often of the sniper, sitting there in the desert, in the night, in the cold. Steady. And I do not mean shooting politicians. Just picking them off at the ballot box, one by one, never giving up, and never again letting them do what they have done. Party doesn't matter.

12 posted on 04/27/2010 8:06:01 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: SmartInsight

oddfather


13 posted on 04/27/2010 8:10:41 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: SmartInsight
Leslie Phillips, a spokeswoman for the Senate committee, said the refusal by the Pentagon and the Justice Department to hand over all the requested material was "an affront to Congress's constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight of the executive branch."

Wake up, Congress. Hussein detests the Constitution and certainly desires no oversight.

14 posted on 04/27/2010 8:13:42 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: SmartInsight

Chicago thugs running the current Admin. But it is ok for the left to critcize GWB’s admin for ignoring the Congress, but when the RAT party does it that is OK. Hypocrisy andyone - the examples keep coming day in and day out.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 8:26:52 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SmartInsight

Do they really think that something in the documents could harm their ability to prosecute Hasan? There are numerous eyewitnesses to the act of terrorism. How could this be affected by what is in some document requested by Congress?

They are not worried about convincing a jury. They are concerned about fooling the people.


16 posted on 04/27/2010 8:28:32 PM PDT by csn vinnie
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To: SmartInsight

It’s obvious they are hiding something and I think we all know what it is. They knew about this guy, knew he was a danger, yet were too PC to deal with it until he took the lives of our men in uniform.


17 posted on 04/27/2010 8:29:03 PM PDT by mojitojoe (“Our leaders seek to pit us against one another, and torment us relentlessly."Mark Levin)
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To: Jewels1091

>> Didn’t the jackasses scream to the roof tops when Bush didn’t jump for their demands??????

Yes, they squealed hysterically.


18 posted on 04/27/2010 8:38:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: SmartInsight

They talked about this on MSNBC tonight.

Not.


19 posted on 04/27/2010 8:56:16 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: CriticalJ
They talked about this on MSNBC tonight. Randy Maddow chief topic is the constitutional right of two men, or two women, to marry and sire as many children as possible.
20 posted on 04/27/2010 9:51:22 PM PDT by Realman30 (If 10% is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be enough for Uncle Sam.)
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To: CriticalJ
They talked about this on MSNBC tonight.

Randy Maddow chief topic is the constitutional right of two men to marry and sire as many children as possible.

21 posted on 04/27/2010 9:53:31 PM PDT by Realman30 (If 10% is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be enough for Uncle Sam.)
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To: jimbo123

I wish I knew how to post pictures... I’d raise you a an upside down dictator with a couple o gee whizzes on his frontal lobe (could you do that picture you have and Mussolini hanging upside down side by side?)

So I could get a before and after and maybe get some sleep tonight?

TT


22 posted on 04/28/2010 12:22:53 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: jimbo123

while the dems are yelling about racial profileing in Arizona how about we examine all the profiling going on around the country...we do it all the time ...to funnel tax dollars to certain high minority areas...we will be doing big time profiling against seniors with this new healthcare bill...to determine who gets what care and for how long...i am sure if we look deeper we will find more...what type of profiling goes on to funnel tax dollars to unions..


23 posted on 04/28/2010 1:18:24 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Realman30

“Randy Maddow chief topic is the constitutional right of two men, or two women, to marry and sire as many children as possible.”

Well, you know, that is very important to the security of our country and for the security of our men and women in the military.


24 posted on 04/28/2010 3:25:16 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Jewels1091; SmartInsight

Which probably means that Lt.c. Lakin’s court-martial case is a “done” deal for them also!!!


25 posted on 04/28/2010 3:32:07 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: TexasTransplant; jimbo123

Here’s how you do it!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2024261/posts


26 posted on 04/28/2010 3:37:30 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: mojitojoe
They knew about this guy, knew he was a danger, yet were too PC to deal with it until he took the lives of our men in uniform.

... and the orders to lay off him came from the Executive Office.

27 posted on 04/28/2010 3:39:44 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: SmartInsight
Hey, this shows Obama has some scruples, after all. He is true to his Brothers.
28 posted on 04/28/2010 5:31:52 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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