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Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room
The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/16/2013 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 05/16/2013 3:47:13 AM PDT by Crazieman

California congressman David Nunes made the claim yesterday that the Justice Department wiretapped telephones in the House of Representative's Cloak Room, an exclusive part of the Capitol where members are able to privately interact with one another. Nunes made the claim on Hugh Hewitt's radio show.

"I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this," said Hewitt, referring to the subpoenas the Justice Department to obtain the Associated Press's phone records. "Do you, Congressman Nunes?"

"No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room," Nunes respond.

Hewitt was surprised. "Wait a minute, this is news to me," he said.

"The Cloak Room in the House of Representatives," Nunes repeated.

Hewitt again expressed surprise. "I have no idea what you’re talking about," said the radio host.

"So when they went after the AP reporters, right? Went after all of their phone records, they went after the phone records, including right up here in the House Gallery, right up from where I’m sitting right now. So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know," Nunes claimed.

Hewitt responed by saying, "Wow."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apreporters; axelrod; cloak; cloakroom; congress; corruption; devinnunes; ericholder; geithner; govtabuse; holder; house; notbreakingnews; nunes; obama; tyranny; wiretapped
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Stick a fork in Obama...
1 posted on 05/16/2013 3:47:13 AM PDT by Crazieman
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To: Crazieman

Make sure you stick a fork in Holder as well. He belongs in jail.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 3:50:22 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Crazieman
cloak
3 posted on 05/16/2013 3:50:36 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Progov

Holder must think he is J. Edgar Hover.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 3:54:04 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Crazieman

bump


5 posted on 05/16/2013 3:54:10 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Pontiac
Holder must think he is J. Edgar Hover.

His anger yesterday shows that he thinks he is above the law.
6 posted on 05/16/2013 3:58:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Progov

Holder will just say “I don’t remember” ...


7 posted on 05/16/2013 3:58:31 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Crazieman

IMO, Nunes is confused. As corrupt as Holder’s JustUs Department is, I doubt they wiretapped the House cloakroom phones.

I think he’s meaning to say that the phone numbers of those phones were included in the logs that the DOJ received as a result of the subpoena.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 3:59:16 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Crazieman

Well if he’s got proof that this actually happened then I’d say Obama would loose any support he has among Democrats in Congress.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 4:01:06 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: All

LEGACY FREAK Does Obomba have audio tapes of his phone conversations in the Oval Office?


10 posted on 05/16/2013 4:01:10 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Crazieman

obama is done... it is just a matter of time... holder will go first.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 4:01:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Crazieman

All the scandals we are finding about recently are from one thing so typical of the radical. They are like a pack of animals. They get on the juice, and overreach as they feel invincible, that nothing can stop them. They become all powerful.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 4:01:45 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: cripplecreek

Al Capone acted the same way... and they got him.

LLS


13 posted on 05/16/2013 4:02:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Crazieman
This article and Hugh Hewitt's blog are the only mention of this wiretapping of the Cloakroom so far.

We'll need to see how this story develops before getting too excited.

14 posted on 05/16/2013 4:03:20 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Pontiac

I sure wish the legions of MSM-fed conservatives would understand:

Hoover was fighting a very real and very proven Communist threat, foreign and domestic. Terrorist attacks, bombs, the works - and he was FBI, not WH and not DOJ.

Dig?

If you don’t remember it you sure haven’t been taught it, so read M STANTON EVANS’ “Blacklisted by History.”

If you don’t know who Stan Evans is, wake up. This is possibly the most important book of the decade.

And enough with the Nixon comparisons, too. Nixon’s plumbers were trying to learn about a CALL GIRL RING AT THE DNC, as proven in many lawsuits long after Woodward and Bernstein got a little lucky and were crowned saviors.

Let’s ALL get it right. This is no Watergate - Watergate was a joke compared to this.

And frankly, all of this pales in comparison to how the heck we even ELECTED this Kenyan or Indonesian. The BC story is real, it has not been resolved, and if you think it’s not, you’ve been wearing whole cloth.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 4:05:11 AM PDT by golux
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To: Crazieman

We also must SHAME those we know and see who voted for this crap.

Point and laugh at their Obama bumper stickers, too.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 4:06:11 AM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: Crazieman

THIS IS EASILY THE BIGGEST CRIME EVER COMMITTED BY THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, if true.

All hell is breaking loose in the Justice Department right now to figure out what really happened and what to do about it. I have no doubt that ever since this broke they have been meetings around the clock to figure out what to do.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 4:08:00 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: savedbygrace

“As corrupt as Holder’s JustUs Department is, I doubt they wiretapped the House cloakroom phones.”

I personally wouldn’t put anything past this corrupt administration would be willing to do to maintain control and power over ther perceivied “advasaries” and “enemies”.

They are Chicago thugs.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 4:09:04 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Crazieman

19 posted on 05/16/2013 4:11:06 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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To: savedbygrace

-— I think he’s meaning to say that the phone numbers of those phones were included in the logs that the DOJ received as a result of the subpoena. -—

Thanks. That makes sense.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 4:12:34 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Crazieman

imagine has this been Karl Rove, and the GWB administration...


21 posted on 05/16/2013 4:14:05 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“obama is done... it is just a matter of time... holder will go first.”

I don’t want them simply “gone”. I want them doing jail time-—or hung for treason.


22 posted on 05/16/2013 4:15:32 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: golux

If Hoover had come in and worked ten years and left....his legacy probably would have stayed intact. Instead, he became his own worst enemy in the end, with few people really trusting him or his vision ahead.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 4:18:57 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: savedbygrace

I tend to agree with you, though I think “confused” might not be the right term. Politicians DO like their face-time.


24 posted on 05/16/2013 4:20:38 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Saul Alinsky- Rules for Radicals:
The Radical may resort to the sword but when he does he is not filled with hatred against those individuals whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as persons but as symbols representing ideas or interests which he believes to be inimical to the welfare of the people. (Alinsky 1946: 23)


25 posted on 05/16/2013 4:22:08 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: wetgundog; savedbygrace

“As corrupt as Holder’s JustUs Department is, I doubt they wiretapped the House cloakroom phones.”

I personally wouldn’t put anything past this corrupt administration would be willing to do to maintain control and power over ther perceivied “advasaries” and “enemies”.

They are Chicago thugs.


I recall one of Paul Harvey’s “Rest of the Story” tales that involved the senate dining room deciding one year to replace the tables with new ones. As they were removing them they discovered that the tables had miniature recording devices attached to the undersides.

I think this was during Gerald Ford’s time also. But it was never blown up into a HUGE controversy considering what had just happened to Nixon with Watergate and his resignation.

Why not you ask? From the type of electronic gear that was found it was determined that the devices were from... (Wait for it)... President Johnson’s term in office.

So it all depends on WHO is doing the snooping I suppose.


26 posted on 05/16/2013 4:24:27 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Crazieman

I bet Holder was hunting for Issa, but usual, Holder will have had nothing to do with it. Obama and Holder have nothing to do with anything.... They must be obsessive compulsive gay lovers since they have no time to do work, good or bad.


27 posted on 05/16/2013 4:25:33 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: cripplecreek

Relevant:

http://chameleonassociates.com/blog/2013/05/bugs/


28 posted on 05/16/2013 4:27:29 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: wetgundog; savedbygrace

Oh yes, I forgot to mention President Johnson is the one who had the recording equipment installed in the Oval Office, the same recording equipment that led to Nixon’s downfall with the “Watergate tapes”.


29 posted on 05/16/2013 4:28:24 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: savedbygrace

How will DOJ prove that they didn’t wiretap the cloakroom?


30 posted on 05/16/2013 4:30:52 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: golux

The National Archives are *still* being emptied of documents exonerating Joe McCarthy. In some cases torn stubs are left, like the remnant of the letter that started McCarty off.

The US has hundreds of “citizens” that belong on death row for high treason.


31 posted on 05/16/2013 4:33:43 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Crazieman

——the Justice Department wiretapped telephones in the House of Representative’s Cloak Room——

Evidence? Where’s the evidence?

That is a very, very damning claim


32 posted on 05/16/2013 4:35:58 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: savedbygrace

I accept your thought as what actually happened. There were no taps in the cloakroom


33 posted on 05/16/2013 4:37:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Ken522

I thought that was Hitlary’s line...She used it when Slick Willie was the pres and it had something to do with the death of Vince Foster (I could be wrong on the Foster issue)


34 posted on 05/16/2013 4:43:33 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: golux
Hoover was fighting a very real and very proven Communist threat, foreign and domestic. Terrorist attacks, bombs, the works - and he was FBI, not WH and not DOJ.

The intension of my comparison between Hoover and Holder is the wire taps of Congressmen.

Hoover had no problems in his mind of spying on congressman. He did not care if you were a congressman, senator or Secretary of State he had a file on you and would not hesitate to let you know he had the goods.

35 posted on 05/16/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: wetgundog
At the rate things are going, the corruption scandal that eventually engulfed William Magear "Boss" Tweed in the early 1870's is being repeated in the Obama Administration, but on a MUCH larger national scale.
36 posted on 05/16/2013 4:56:33 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Progov

Didn’t holder work in the clinton administration at one time?


37 posted on 05/16/2013 4:58:43 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: RadiationRomeo
All hell is breaking loose in the Justice Department right now to figure out how to cover their butts so they won't be sent to jail.
38 posted on 05/16/2013 4:59:07 AM PDT by radioone
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To: savedbygrace

Yes, that’s what I think too.


39 posted on 05/16/2013 5:05:11 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Caribou

Yes, he did.


40 posted on 05/16/2013 5:09:00 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: cripplecreek
His anger yesterday shows that he thinks he is above the law.

The entire admin think they are above the law. They will continue march jackboot across our freedoms.

41 posted on 05/16/2013 5:29:57 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

How will DOJ prove that they didn’t wiretap the cloakroom?..I’m not aware of that. I read it in the paper on Monday.


42 posted on 05/16/2013 5:37:03 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Caribou

Didn’t holder work in the clinton administration at one time?
Yes, he sort of organized Waco. Remember? The murder of totally innocent men, women and children? Could have been picked up in town any time?


43 posted on 05/16/2013 5:39:58 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Crazieman

As much as I don’t doubt its likelihood, has anyone confirmed this occurred?


44 posted on 05/16/2013 5:48:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Crazieman
So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know," Nunes claimed.

Rather muddled.... this kind of sounds more like a supposition on Nunes' part, rather than an actual occurrence.

45 posted on 05/16/2013 5:53:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Crazieman

From your lips to God’s ears. Tell the media or they won’t notice.


46 posted on 05/16/2013 5:59:03 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Crazieman

Stick a fork in Obama...


More like stick him in a federal pen.


47 posted on 05/16/2013 6:26:41 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: 0.E.O

It would depend on how the media plays the story—if they suppress it or persuade the low-information voters that it is no big deal, then the Democrats may not make a fuss. They would figure that any information gleaned would be used against Republicans. On the other hand, they might be worried about the White House being able to blackmail them so they would toe the Obama administration line.


48 posted on 05/16/2013 7:43:44 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

If it comes out that Obama did bug the cloak room phones, then that would mean he was listening on Democrats as well as Republicans. They aren’t going to stand for it. That’s why if this congressman has evidence of the bugging then he needs to produce it.


49 posted on 05/16/2013 7:48:44 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

At this point we don’t know if the story is true. I wouldn’t put it past the Obama administration, but it may be impossible to find any evidence implicating Obama personally. There won’t be a written order or email or a taped conversation.


50 posted on 05/16/2013 7:53:02 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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