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Senators receive closed-door briefing on NSA surveillance (47 get briefed!)
The Washington Post ^ | June 13 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 06/14/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT by PghBaldy

Forty-seven U.S. senators attended a closed-door briefing with top national security officials Thursday to learn more about how telephone and Internet-tracking programs used by the National Security Agency have thwarted multiple terrorist attacks — details that lawmakers said the general public will begin learning more about by Monday.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it is taking longer to release the information as top NSA officials work to ensure that any information released publicly is as accurate as possible.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alexander; clapper; corker; dni; edwardsnowden; feinstein; fisa; jamesclapper; jamescole; johnbates; keithalexander; nsa; senate; snowden
WaPo MUST BE EXCERPTED...

Less than half of the Senate gets briefed, and now the NSA needs DAYS to come up with a list of supposed thwarted terror attacks? Count me doubtful they will tell the truth.

1 posted on 06/14/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

They are searching for a political narrative the MSM can use to bolster Obama’s falling poll numbers. Expect this to be something along the line of...see, we need all of your information in order to keep you from being murdered.

CBS started it this morning.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 4:50:08 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: PghBaldy
“That Americans private information, telephone calls and emails are being rummaged through by the government. That’s not true,” said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

“I can’t say I came out with a master’s degree understanding of it, but it was certainly a step in the right direction,” said Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., after the briefing.

Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/06/13/2540685/feinstein-will-seek-limits-on.html#storylink=cpy

3 posted on 06/14/2013 4:52:12 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

So why is Hasan protected, the COLE murderers released,
why are/were the Boston terrorists aided and protected,
and why cant the NSA find a single illegal alien or even
one (1) of the DHS-released 20000 felons?

Why? The same reason Obama is on his knees to al Qaeda.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 4:52:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: kjo
OK .. here's the deal guys ... y'know about Judge Roberts, right?
OK ... what we have on YOU is 10 times more and worse .... got it?


Coffee anyone?

5 posted on 06/14/2013 4:53:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: PghBaldy

Circling the wagons and building the next lie.

Members in both parties are guilty of serial lies and corruption.

Accountability for all must happen.


6 posted on 06/14/2013 4:53:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: PghBaldy

Bad enough one has to refer to the enemy never mind linking them. Did wapoo name the senators in attendence ? That would be the only interest


7 posted on 06/14/2013 4:54:20 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: PghBaldy

I found 4 names of the 7 (Politico article) who were there to brief less than half of the Senate. Who the other 3 are, I wonder?


8 posted on 06/14/2013 4:58:05 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kjo
They are searching for a political narrative the MSM can use to bolster Obama’s falling poll numbers.

Give them a break. Focus groups and polling take time to complete and analyze - how else will they know what facts to invent? Isn't there an old liberal saying, "Rome wasn't destroyed in a day"?

9 posted on 06/14/2013 4:58:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: PghBaldy

Ooooh huh, THIS mis be the ‘briefing’ Obama said he gave ALL members of Congress two weeks ago at a press conference


10 posted on 06/14/2013 4:58:38 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: mosesdapoet
Did wapoo name the senators in attendence ? That would be the only interest

That's what I'd like to know too. After all, I thought there were 100 Senators in the US Senate, not 47. Who is this gang of 47 and how did they get access? I think the real story is there.

11 posted on 06/14/2013 5:00:13 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: PghBaldy

Off Topic, are you from Hilton Head (news source from your link)? We were just there.


12 posted on 06/14/2013 5:24:35 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Pollster1

This is how the Bill of Rights goes away...through bureaucratic dictation. So far...they have moved on the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments. These are the heart of the negative protections against federal tyranny.

Not that the MSM has much noticed.


13 posted on 06/14/2013 5:25:26 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: FourtySeven

I bet Rand Paul and Ted Cruz weren’t involved in the briefing.


14 posted on 06/14/2013 5:25:36 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: PghBaldy

Hey SENATE, OPEN THE DOORS!!

You work for WE, the People! Not against us!


15 posted on 06/14/2013 5:26:33 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: wolfman23601

No, just Googled to find info on the event ;)


16 posted on 06/14/2013 5:35:48 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Texas Fossil

As long as we live and die with the GOP...we will die. Because when push comes to shove today’s “conservative” politicians know that the NSA has the goods on everybody.

Look what they did to Patreaus...when it appeared he might not go along on the Benghazi story line.

We need a viable third party...the Republicans have capitulated.


17 posted on 06/14/2013 5:37:59 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: FourtySeven

“I’m on Intel, so they’re repeating stuff I already know,” said Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who left Thursday’s meeting after just a few minutes — and before some of his colleagues had even arrived.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/classified-nsa-briefings-92770.html#ixzz2WC5cdpgh


18 posted on 06/14/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: wolfman23601

Apparently Paul was there, per Politico implication (4th paragraph):
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/classified-nsa-briefings-92770.html


19 posted on 06/14/2013 5:59:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Behind close doors the Senators were reminded of the dirt the NSA has on them and were given the script they are going to read from.


20 posted on 06/14/2013 6:06:17 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Texas Fossil
Accountability for all must happen.

I'll bring the rope.

21 posted on 06/14/2013 6:22:33 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: PghBaldy

What does the NSA’s Metadata show?

Their’s is the ONLY truth now.

When do we begin to all bow down five times a day towards the NSA Site in Utah?

Happy “Meta Day” everybody!


22 posted on 06/14/2013 6:29:01 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

sardonic post of the day... ;)


23 posted on 06/14/2013 7:19:01 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Sorry, Mr. Nelson, I don’t trust YOU either...

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”


24 posted on 06/14/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: PghBaldy
WOW.

The actually found 47 Senators who could pass a background check. Who knew.

25 posted on 06/14/2013 8:05:12 AM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: kjo

Go to BING,enter “Able Danger”,read that and ask yourself if the government needs to listen to your phone calls or read your e-mails


26 posted on 06/14/2013 9:17:56 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: PghBaldy

They will all come out later today and tell us everything is OK nobody is spying us. Hakuna matatta beaches. :-)


27 posted on 06/14/2013 9:54:12 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PghBaldy; LucyT; All

Hmmmmmmm - - - . Lemme see now - - - - .

There are 100 US Senators and 47 of ‘em got the sugar briefing. That is 47 %.

People who pay no personal FIT is also 47 %.

Commie Obama’s “job” approval stays above 47 %.

47 % is such an important number that I now see why the Liberal Agenda Media had a hissy-fit when Romney stumbled onto it a year ago - - - .


28 posted on 06/14/2013 7:58:04 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; Velveeta; aragorn; ...
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Article and # 47.

Thanks, Graewoulf.

29 posted on 06/14/2013 8:03:32 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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Oops, sorry. ... Ping to # 28!

30 posted on 06/14/2013 8:06:06 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: PghBaldy

This is your government speaking to your government and we all know that your government tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help them allah.


31 posted on 06/14/2013 8:29:17 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: PghBaldy
to ensure that any information released publicly is as accurate as possible.

If it's just computer generated, then it should be accurate. The only reason it couldn't be released immediately could only mean humans are messing with it. Oops, Dianne, you let the cat out with that.

32 posted on 06/14/2013 8:43:08 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Diogenesis; All

The untraceable SAT phones apparently only went to the Dem Senators and their aides, of course.


33 posted on 06/15/2013 3:15:48 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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