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GOP Rep. King says Obama officials disclosed identity of jailed Pakistani doctor
Fox News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Joseph Weber

Posted on 05/24/2012 10:39:38 PM PDT by No One Special

GOP Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, expressed concern Wednesday about the extent of the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the Pakistan doctor who was sent to prison in Pakistan for treason after helping to find Usama bin Laden.

"This has been handled very poorly right from the time of the raid," King told FoxNews.com.

Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief in a May 2011 raid.

The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally.

King, R-N.Y., said administration officials talked about the doctor and his DNA sampling.

"They put him out there," said King, who made clear he didn't know the exact details about what, if anything, the administration may have done to get the doctor out of Pakistan or otherwise protect him. "I'm focused on that they disclosed his identity."

A senior administration official on Thursday disputed the argument.

“If you go back to the first stories about the doctor’s alleged affiliation with the U.S., it was clear Pakistani authorities leaked it to the press,” the official said. “The Pakistanis found Dr. Afridi on their own There was no attempt to disclose this individual’s name or association with the operation. That defies logic. Identities of human sources are sacrosanct in the intelligence community.”

The official also said there were efforts to protect Dr. Afridi both before and after his arrest, but this official did not have an explanation as to why they weren’t able to successfully protect him or remove him from the country before he was arrested.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: abbotabad; afridi; cia; covert; criminal; impeachment; obama; pakistan

1 posted on 05/24/2012 10:39:48 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

S u r p r i s e !

NOT!


2 posted on 05/24/2012 10:44:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: No One Special
They used him, then abused him. They care for nothing except exerting power to obtain what they want.

vaudine

3 posted on 05/24/2012 10:46:56 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: No One Special
Clear...and...present...danger.

Federal crime.

(1) The term “classified information” means information or material designated and clearly marked or clearly represented, pursuant to the provisions of a statute or Executive order (or a regulation or order issued pursuant to a statute or Executive order), as requiring a specific degree of protection against unauthorized disclosure for reasons of national security. (2) The term “authorized”, when used with respect to access to classified information, means having authority, right, or permission pursuant to the provisions of a statute, Executive order, directive of the head of any department or agency engaged in foreign intelligence or counterintelligence activities, order of any United States court, or provisions of any Rule of the House of Representatives or resolution of the Senate which assigns responsibility within the respective House of Congress for the oversight of intelligence activities. (3) The term “disclose” means to communicate, provide, impart, transmit, transfer, convey, publish, or otherwise make available. (4) The term “covert agent” means— (A) a present or retired officer or employee of an intelligence agency or a present or retired member of the Armed Forces assigned to duty with an intelligence agency— (i) whose identity as such an officer, employee, or member is classified information, and (ii) who is serving outside the United States or has within the last five years served outside the United States; or (B) a United States citizen whose intelligence relationship to the United States is classified information, and— (i) who resides and acts outside the United States as an agent of, or informant or source of operational assistance to, an intelligence agency, or (ii) who is at the time of the disclosure acting as an agent of, or informant to, the foreign counterintelligence or foreign counterterrorism components of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; or (C) an individual, other than a United States citizen, whose past or present intelligence relationship to the United States is classified information and who is a present or former agent of, or a present or former informant or source of operational assistance to, an intelligence agency. (5) The term “intelligence agency” means the Central Intelligence Agency, a foreign intelligence component of the Department of Defense, or the foreign counterintelligence or foreign counterterrorism components of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (6) The term “informant” means any individual who furnishes information to an intelligence agency in the course of a confidential relationship protecting the identity of such individual from public disclosure. (7) The terms “officer” and “employee” have the meanings given such terms by section 2104 and 2105, respectively, of title 5. (8) The term “Armed Forces” means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. (9) The term “United States”, when used in a geographic sense, means all areas under the territorial sovereignty of the United States and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. (10) The term “pattern of activities” requires a series of acts with a common purpose or objective. (a) Disclosure of information by persons having or having had access to classified information that identifies covert agent Whoever, having or having had authorized access to classified information that identifies a covert agent, intentionally discloses any information identifying such covert agent to any individual not authorized to receive classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so identifies such covert agent and that the United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such covert agent’s intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both. (b) Disclosure of information by persons who learn identity of covert agents as result of having access to classified information Whoever, as a result of having authorized access to classified information, learns the identify of a covert agent and intentionally discloses any information identifying such covert agent to any individual not authorized to receive classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so identifies such covert agent and that the United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such covert agent’s intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both. (c) Disclosure of information by persons in course of pattern of activities intended to identify and expose covert agents Whoever, in the course of a pattern of activities intended to identify and expose covert agents and with reason to believe that such activities would impair or impede the foreign intelligence activities of the United States, discloses any information that identifies an individual as a covert agent to any individual not authorized to receive classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so identifies such individual and that the United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such individual’s classified intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. (d) Imposition of consecutive sentences A term of imprisonment imposed under this section shall be consecutive to any other sentence of imprisonment.

50 USC § 421 - PROTECTION OF IDENTITIES OF CERTAIN UNITED STATES UNDERCOVER INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS, AGENTS, INFORMANTS, AND SOURCES

HIGH CRIME AND MISDEMEANOR: IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE

4 posted on 05/24/2012 10:52:14 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The parallels of elected dictator Hugo Chavez & his incremental socialism--to Obama--is creepy!)
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I feel terrible for that Doctor. Obama is an absolute disgrace and has done damage that we will be repairing for generations. FYI, I need my Free Dr. Afridi T-shirt in an adult medium.
5 posted on 05/24/2012 11:33:38 PM PDT by Casie
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To: Casie

Oooor maybe a bumper sticker that says

Obama killed Osama
and Dr. Afridi


6 posted on 05/24/2012 11:35:27 PM PDT by Casie
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To: vaudine

Who is this doctor of whom you speak? Obama got Osama. All by his wittle wonesome selwf.

Anybody knows that.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 12:11:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: All
January 28, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is acknowledging publicly for the first time that a Pakistani doctor provided key information to the U.S. in advance of the successful Navy SEAL assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound last May.

Panetta told CBS’s “60 Minutes,” in a profile to be broadcast on Sunday, that Shakil Afridi helped provide intelligence for the raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden’s presence in the compound. He has since been charged by Pakistan with treason. Panetta said he is “very concerned” for the doctor.

Panetta also told “60 Minutes” that he remains convinced that someone in the Pakistani government “must have had some sense” that a person of interest was in the compound. He added that he has no proof that Pakistan knew it was bin Laden.

The Pakistani government had hoped to resolve the Afridi matter quietly, once media attention died down, perhaps releasing him to U.S. custody, according to two Pakistani officials. They requested anonymity because the investigation into charges the doctor behaved treasonously was ongoing.

Above from Here.

8 posted on 05/25/2012 12:15:54 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

OMG!! They will stop at NOTHING!!!! MAYBE they will get him released right before election day.


9 posted on 05/25/2012 2:02:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Casie
Federal crime.

(1) The term “classified information” means information or material designated and clearly marked or clearly represented, pursuant to the provisions of a statute or Executive order (or a regulation or order issued pursuant to a statute or Executive order), as requiring a specific degree of protection against unauthorized disclosure for reasons of national security. (2) The term “authorized”, when used with respect to access to classified information, means having authority, right, or permission pursuant to the provisions of a statute, Executive order, directive of the head of any department or agency engaged in foreign intelligence or counterintelligence activities, order of any United States court, or provisions of any Rule of the House of Representatives or resolution of the Senate which assigns responsibility within the respective House of Congress for the oversight of intelligence activities. (3) The term “disclose” means to communicate, provide, impart, transmit, transfer, convey, publish, or otherwise make available...et seq.

Then why is not this mean-spirited, eeeevil, bottom-feeding, rat-bas-TURD, scumbag (who I am ashamed to admit is one of my Senators; the other, being the avowed Commie, Bronx Bernie Sanders) not still doing hard time in Leavenworth?

leahytoast

While serving as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the mid-1980s, Leahy earned the nickname "Leahy the Leaker" because of his propensity to publicly reveal sensitive intelligence data. In a 1985 television appearance, for instance, he disclosed classified information that had enabled the Egyptian government to capture the Arab terrorists who had hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed an American citizen. Leahy's indiscretion may have cost the life of at least one of the Egyptian operatives involved in that capture.

In 1986 Leahy leaked secret information about a covert plan by the Reagan administration to overthrow Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi. A few weeks later, details of the plan appeared in The Washington Post, and the operation was cancelled.

In January 1987 Leahy was forced to resign as vice chair of the Intelligence Committee after leaking classified information about the Iran-Contra affair. It was considered to be one of the most serious breaches of secrecy in the Committee's history.

10 posted on 05/25/2012 3:33:24 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: No One Special

And the outraged Valerie Plame crowd is silent.


11 posted on 05/25/2012 4:46:30 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Good point.
Add to that, this sends a strong signal that anyone who works with the US will be thrown to the wolves after their jobs are done.

Just one more act to further harm our country by the first historic foreigner president.

Won’t matter who the next president is, folks like the doctor won’t trust us or help us.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 5:32:06 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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