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Obtaining AP phone records required Holder’s approval
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Posted on 05/14/2013 10:48:34 AM PDT by chessplayer

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1 posted on 05/14/2013 10:48:34 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
HOLDER VIOLATED AP'S FIRST AMENDMENT CIVIL RIGHTS.
2 posted on 05/14/2013 10:50:05 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: chessplayer

Time to get Holder’s impeachment papers ready. That corrupt bastard needs to go.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 10:50:39 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: chessplayer

Rush nailed it early this afternoon: if they would have asked, the AP would have gladly GIVEN this information to Obama.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 10:50:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: chessplayer
None of the scandals revealed in the past week are any worse than those of the first term. Why does the MSM suddenly find them important?
5 posted on 05/14/2013 10:53:13 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: chessplayer

In going after the laughably partisan media, Holder is definitely hammering the goose that lays the golden eggs.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 10:54:33 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Perhaps this is just a gentle reminder of who owns who?

I hope Sally Sweelies likes very rough sex, she's gonna get a lot of it!

(This picture was taken back when the relationship was more, how shall I put it?, consensual)

I suspect AP will find that Obama, Holder and Co. can make Castro* look like a saint...

*Ariel, Fidel, whatever...

7 posted on 05/14/2013 10:54:57 AM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "Using your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: chessplayer

Wanna bet that approval authorization form will be missing in action.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
None of the scandals revealed in the past week are any worse than those of the first term. Why does the MSM suddenly find them important?

Because it involves them. It is the same reason why a reporter in a war zone is an international hero to them while a soldier means little. Because it is one of theirs.

9 posted on 05/14/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: chessplayer
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10 posted on 05/14/2013 10:58:09 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Because now it’s their credibility on the line. They carried the water for Obama and now he’s turning on them. The first law of a Leftist is to get rid of the ones that got you into power because they’re the ones who know where the bodies are buried that’ll sink you.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 10:58:32 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: chessplayer
I don't recall a more corrupt, in the spot light, Attorney General in US history.

Seems like all of Obama’s executive power grabs go straight through him.

12 posted on 05/14/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“The Attorney General’s authorization is normally required”


DOJ can say this wasn’t a normal case.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 11:00:00 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

He is trying to claim in live presser now that he recused himself from AP case months ago....he is lying.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 11:00:18 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: SCHROLL

You make a good point.
Several FReepers have mentioned that the Dems have ceased to consider Republicans as a threat and are beginning their internal purges like Stalin did.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 11:01:04 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: chessplayer

What were they looking for at AP?


16 posted on 05/14/2013 11:03:05 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: chessplayer
The Obama administration doesn't respect or adhere to proper authority or chains of command. I'm betting that Obama, Holder, and Clinton ran very loose ships where subordinates were allowed to issue orders whether they had the clearance to or not.

-PJ

17 posted on 05/14/2013 11:04:00 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: chessplayer

Apparently, the claim is that Holder recused himself from approving the subpoena because he had already testified to Congress about the leak that was supposedly at the center of the request.

Now they will try to to say that because he recused himself, he was not responsible and had no knowledge. But that is not the case. In order to recuse himself, he had to know about the subpoena in the first place. Just because he did not actually sign the actual subpoena request does not absolve him of all knowledge and responsibility in the situation.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 11:05:45 AM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: bigbob

Who was leaking WH information. Otoh they ignored the 3-4 staff members related to executives in the MSM


19 posted on 05/14/2013 11:06:38 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: chessplayer
We blame aliens.

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20 posted on 05/14/2013 11:08:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

Aaaand Holder says he’s recused. Nothing to see here, move along.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: hoosiermama

ah...that makes sense. As thin-skinned as Obama is and how strongly they want to control leaks...

Funny, just as I’m typing this, Rush confirms what you said. Leaks about failed terror plots was leaked and DOJ wanted to know who was talking to the AP. Dang, you’re good ;-)


22 posted on 05/14/2013 11:10:21 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: chessplayer

Of course it did. Everything requires approval somewhere along the chain of command line. This definitely had to go to the top.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 11:11:37 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: chessplayer
Obtaining AP phone records required Holder’s approval

Don't kid yourselves...this goes to the oval orifice..where the buck should be stopped. Impeachment is the answer. Even if it fails it sends a strong message. The scope of this administrations misuse of power is incalculable. What are you waiting for Republicans...permission from the NYT?

24 posted on 05/14/2013 11:14:17 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bigbob

You betcha


25 posted on 05/14/2013 11:15:18 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: chessplayer

bump

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/inside-the-ap-fear-determination-91338.html?hp=t1_3


26 posted on 05/14/2013 11:17:16 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: null and void

Parts of the American Press are waking up...

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/inside-the-ap-fear-determination-91338.html?hp=t1_3


27 posted on 05/14/2013 11:18:11 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: Mr. K
Rush nailed it early this afternoon: if they would have asked, the AP would have gladly GIVEN this information to Obama.

This was about Islamic terrorism. It was not political. This shows that the Obama State Department supports Islamic terrorism more then it supports freedom of the press or freedom of speech. We saw that during Benghazi when they falsely accused some obscure video grapher instead of Islam.

28 posted on 05/14/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Political Junkie Too

Nope. It doesn’t work that way. The process for electronic intercepts, subpoenas for phone records, etc. are very specifically laid out under DOJ guidelines. Many moving parts involved initiating and maintain such investigative activity. Any departure from established regs or unauthorized investigations are deemed a criminal offense. Jail time. Nobody launches something like this without air cover, and hard copy, hand signed paperwork.


29 posted on 05/14/2013 11:22:59 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: penelopesire
And Ron Machen gets thrown under the bus!

This investigation and Grand Jury has been going for almost a year. They better come up with something real fast. How long did Fitzpatrick take to indict Scooter Libby?

30 posted on 05/14/2013 11:27:03 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: cripplecreek

You owe me a keyboard. (the Georgio jpeg)


31 posted on 05/14/2013 11:29:42 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: PowderMonkey

So somebody is going to be wearing orange?


32 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:25 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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33 posted on 05/14/2013 11:32:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer
Holder is the Obama Arm, doing his will. Obama and Holder will try to stall as long as possible, hoping this storm will end soon and not much damage done to his ambitious 2nd term agenda.

However if the public outrage lasts long, Eric Holder could be replaced, it will be harder for Obama to pick the right enforcer (as Holder is a perfect fit for Obama), but there are plenty thuggish types in the leftist volunteer pool.

34 posted on 05/14/2013 11:33:17 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Don Corleone
I don't see how they can pin this on Obama - the 2012 election is not valid . . therefore . . .

That excuse might work - Spokeskid might want to run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes it

35 posted on 05/14/2013 11:33:27 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: justa-hairyape

...”the Obama State Department supports Islamic terrorism more then it supports freedom of the press or freedom of speech”.....

They are in bed with any who will maintain them or advance them to positions (jobs) they covet...and that on the Global stage as well.

The press, the people are simply pawns to move on the board.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 11:34:45 AM PDT by caww
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To: PowderMonkey
I think what has the AP so mad is not that they investigated the airplane bomb story, but that the DOJ sought phone records that were far more comprehensive than what might have been uncovered in a specific search.

The original story was written in May of 2012. There were five reporters on the byline (and assume a couple editors). But the DOJ sought records for April and May for about 20 reporters, and for main offices in New York, Washington and Hartford CN, including the office that handles correspondence with Congress.

This was a fishing expedition under cover of a leak investigation.

There is a lot more to this story that has not been uncovered, yet.

37 posted on 05/14/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: caww

Guess I should have said Obama Justice Department, but State Department also works. Heck, both seem to be operating on the same page. We are very close to all out war against DC. And we have 2/3 of the planet on our side.


38 posted on 05/14/2013 11:37:22 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: hoosiermama

Absolutely. Title III violations are a big “effing” deal. You can bet that as we speak, there’s more than a few attorneys over at DOJ scrambling like crabs on a hot stove.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 11:39:03 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Holder and Valerie Jarret.
What’s she been up to.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 11:40:46 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: nascarnation
Several FReepers have mentioned that the Dems have ceased to consider Republicans as a threat and are beginning their internal purges like Stalin did.

Makes sense. I can't conceive of how the current crop of republicans could be regarded as a threat to anyone or anything.

41 posted on 05/14/2013 11:47:04 AM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "Using your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: Cowboy Bob
None of the scandals revealed in the past week are any worse than those of the first term. Why does the MSM suddenly find them important?

I'been wondering the same thing. Why now? Why not years ago?

42 posted on 05/14/2013 11:54:53 AM PDT by grundle
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To: chessplayer

Force him to resign and charge him with CIVIL RIGHTS CRIMES!!!!!!


43 posted on 05/14/2013 11:56:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: penelopesire

WHEN YOU ARE THE NUMBER ONE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT IN THE USA... YOU CANNOT RECUSE YOURSELF FROM KNOWING OF AN ACT OF TREASON AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT... AND VIOLATING THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS TREASON.

LLS


44 posted on 05/14/2013 11:58:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: PowderMonkey

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45 posted on 05/14/2013 11:59:34 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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46 posted on 05/14/2013 12:03:12 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: chessplayer

Eric Holder could literally be charged with a civil rights crime, requiring him to list/tally him personal property, assets, vehicles, on-and-on, etc.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 12:06:05 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: grundle
"Appeasement is the vainglorious hope the tiger will eat you last."
- Winston Churchill

They have enjoyed riding on the back of a tiger. They've suddenly realized they are the last thing left to devour.
48 posted on 05/14/2013 12:08:46 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: chessplayer

Well, Obama sure didn’t know about it. He just learned about it from the newspapers, just like you and me. He’s outraged by this behavior, and finds it unacceptable. He is determined to get to the bottom of this.


49 posted on 05/14/2013 12:24:47 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Political Junkie Too
The Obama administration doesn't respect or adhere to proper authority or chains of command. I'm betting that Obama, Holder, and Clinton ran very loose ships where subordinates were allowed to issue orders whether they had the clearance to or not.

The all-important orders are given verbally, or better yet, by a wink or a nod.

No record. No traceability. Plausible denial.

50 posted on 05/14/2013 12:28:06 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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