Skip to comments.Stockman Requests Subpoena Of NSA’s White House, IRS Phone Logs:
Posted on 06/13/2013 9:00:09 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) requested that the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee issue a subpoena of all National Security Agency (NSA) records of phone calls between employees of the White House and the Internal Revenue Service. Youve got to love the irony of this. In requesting such a subpoena, Stockman is in effect turning the tables on the Federal government, who has been using the NSA against its citizens unlawfully. He then used a paraphrase of Obamas own words against him, If Obama has nothing to hide he has nothing to fear.
The letter was delivered on Tuesday afternoon to the Committees office requesting a subpoena of all records of every phone call made from all public and private telephones of all IRS personnel to all public and private telephones of all White House personnel collected under the NSAs recently-revealed PRISM program.
The letter, addressed to Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) read:
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to investigate abuses of civil liberties by employees of the Internal Revenue Service.
These abuses seem to indicate a larger, higher pattern of ideologically-driven harassment of Americans which Congress has an obligation to fully investigate with every tool at our disposal.
Frankly I am disappointed by revelations Obama administration personnel have been less than forward about what they knew and when they knew it.
As you know, recent revelations show the National Security Agency has been keeping an ongoing, daily log of every domestic phone call in the United States.
I respectfully request your Committee subpoena the records of every phone call made from all public and private telephones of all IRS personnel to all public and private telephones of all White House personnel.
If President Obama is collecting such information, he certainly would want us to use it. If he has nothing to hide he has nothing to be afraid of.
Obama assures the public he only collected this information to uncover wrongdoing and protect civil liberties. Clearly he would want us to use it to investigate this case, because otherwise hed be lying, said Stockman.
This case must be investigated fully, given admitted wrongdoing by the IRS, its potentially criminal implications and revelations the White House has been less than honest about what they knew and when, said Stockman. Obama says the PRISM program is perfectly legal, so there should be no problem whatsoever in providing the information on White House and IRS phone calls.
The only possible scenario in which the administration refuses to comply would be if it would reveal unconstitutional or illegal behavior, said Stockman.
Stockman is correct. The only reason not to comply is illegal activity. However, understand that if we are looking for a smoking gun in this, Im afraid well be disappointed. The reason is simple. Barack Obama handpicks those in key positions who think like he does. He doesnt have to tell them how to engage in illegal behavior. They know how. Thats why he picked them.
Well, SHAZAM!!!About DAMN time!! Thanks Mr. Stockman!!
Big. Giant. Brass. Ones.
The 1043 times the NSA visited the White Hut was for “ObamaCare coordination”....ha ha... lying effing government enemies.
My daughter has a friend who is interning for Stockman. I like him a lot.
The downside is you’ll have no way to tell for sure if the record they show you is anywhere near complete.
At the Nuremberg War Trials, . . . . indited under . . . Count Four (Crimes Against Humanity - murder, extermination, enslavement of civilian populations; persecution on the basis of racial, religions or political grounds
Misusing the omniprecence of the computer age to persecute people based on their religion or politics is a crime against humanity by 1940's standards.
Does NSA have birth certificate data? And if it does, is there a particular one missing in Hawaii?
How about a subpoena for all the data they have?
Perhaps that is why the DOJ hasn’t issued warrants for the NSA leaker.
They are afraid he will “leak” Nero’s Benghazi stand down order or his phone sex with Reggie Love.
Nice. But, wake me up when something gets DONE (repealed, arrested and jailed).
I’ve had it up to here w/ the dog-n-pony shows; 95%+ of the bastards in D.C. voted for this crap
All government meetings should be subject to an “Open Meeting” law, with webcam presence and published transcripts. Surely the members of our noble government have nothing to hide.
Do you live in Stockman’s district?
Not even in TX. I’m deep in the blue.
Way to go, Steve!
Back in 1998, I took two weeks vacation from my job and worked with Steve Stockman on some campaigns.
Steve is a brilliant, creative campaigner. He has no illusions about the criminals and commies who infest the dim party and the lengths they will go to win.
After winning in 1994, he lost his seat in Congress to massive vote fraud in 1996.
Oh boy, did I ever get an education on vote fraud!
That experience led me to believe that if we can prevent vote fraud, conservatives will win almost every time.
What district is he in?