Skip to comments.Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room
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 dont 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 dont 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 Im 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 youre 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 Im 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."
Make sure you stick a fork in Holder as well. He belongs in jail.
Holder must think he is J. Edgar Hover.
Holder will just say “I don’t remember” ...
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.
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.
LEGACY FREAK Does Obomba have audio tapes of his phone conversations in the Oval Office?
obama is done... it is just a matter of time... holder will go first.
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.
Al Capone acted the same way... and they got him.
We'll need to see how this story develops before getting too excited.
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.
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.
We also must SHAME those we know and see who voted for this crap.
Point and laugh at their Obama bumper stickers, too.
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.
“As corrupt as Holders 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 think hes 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.
imagine has this been Karl Rove, and the GWB administration...
“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.
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.
I tend to agree with you, though I think “confused” might not be the right term. Politicians DO like their face-time.
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)
As corrupt as Holders JustUs Department is, I doubt they wiretapped the House cloakroom phones.
I personally wouldnt 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.
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.
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”.
How will DOJ prove that they didn’t wiretap the cloakroom?
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.
——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
I accept your thought as what actually happened. There were no taps in the cloakroom
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)
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.
Didn’t holder work in the clinton administration at one time?
Yes, that’s what I think too.
Yes, he did.
The entire admin think they are above the law. They will continue march jackboot across our freedoms.
How will DOJ prove that they didnt wiretap the cloakroom?..I’m not aware of that. I read it in the paper on Monday.
Didnt 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?
As much as I don’t doubt its likelihood, has anyone confirmed this occurred?
Rather muddled.... this kind of sounds more like a supposition on Nunes' part, rather than an actual occurrence.
From your lips to God’s ears. Tell the media or they won’t notice.
Stick a fork in Obama...
More like stick him in a federal pen.
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.
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.
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.