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Grayson Slammed For Sharing Classified NSA Documents, Threatened With Sanctions
The Shark Tank ^ | August 5, 2013 Read more at: http://shark-tank.net/2013/08/05/grayson-slammed-for-sharing-classifie | JAVIER MANJARRES

Posted on 08/06/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT by dontreadthis

Grayson was “quickly” told by the House Intelligence Committee that the NSA information he was passing around was not declassified, and ” directed Grayson to cease distribution or discussion of those materials in the House, warning that he could face sanctions if he continued.” In early July, Grayson had staffers distribute to House members several slides published by the Guardian about NSA programs as part of Grayson’s efforts to trigger debate in Congress. But, according to one staff member, Grayson’s office was quickly told by the House Intelligence Committee that those slides were still classified, despite having been published and discussed in the media, and directed Grayson to cease distribution or discussion of those materials in the House, warning that he could face sanctions if he continued.-The Guardian Republican Congressman Tom Rooney (FL), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee took issue with Grayson poor judgment call of sharing leaked classified information about the NSA spy programs. Early Monday morning, Congressman Tom Rooney sent the Shark Tank a scathing email ripping Grayson’s motives as being selfish and solely for ”political expediency,” nothing more.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs

1 posted on 08/06/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/going.wav


2 posted on 08/06/2013 4:32:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dontreadthis

Oh, no! I agree with Grayson!

He should just pass around copies of the UK Guardian.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 4:34:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: dontreadthis
"But, according to one staff member, Grayson’s office was quickly told by the House Intelligence Committee that those slides were still classified, despite having been published and discussed in the media, and directed Grayson to cease distribution or discussion of those materials in the House, warning that he could face sanctions if he continued."

I would tell congress to pound sand.

Published (and discussed) materiel is fair game.

Now we know why we get our news from outside the US ... the media is controlled by congress

4 posted on 08/06/2013 4:35:03 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: dontreadthis

The utter stupidity of some or our so-called "representatives" is beyond comprehension!

5 posted on 08/06/2013 4:35:15 PM PDT by Errant
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.bitoffun.com/video_vault/escherian-stairwell.htm


6 posted on 08/06/2013 4:35:48 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

I hate that grayson guy. i cant believe he was elected to office again after he lost 2 years ago.


7 posted on 08/06/2013 4:35:58 PM PDT by freshlook
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To: BenLurkin

Not to take Grayson’s side in this, but I find it difficult to take issue with him if they have already been published before. I dunno.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 4:36:29 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: VerySadAmerican

Yup. Despite being a nut case there are a few things he is pretty good on.


9 posted on 08/06/2013 4:36:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dontreadthis
UK Guardian put out another story about the NSA, noting that members of the U.S. Congress have been “denied basic access” and ”blocked from exercising any oversight over domestic surveillance.”

Well duh... could that be because Grayson is not on any of the intelligence oversight committees and is not cleared?

10 posted on 08/06/2013 4:41:43 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: fhayek

Stolen top secret info is not declassified.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 4:43:27 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: fhayek

There were a few who claimed Michele Bachmann was leaking classified info on the Pakistani nuclear program. The info was widely known and had even been published in The Atlantic with maps months before. Turned out it wasn’t classified anyway.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 4:45:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

If it wasn’t in the classified section of the Guardian, it isn’t classified. Not anymore anyway.


13 posted on 08/06/2013 4:47:01 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: dontreadthis

Someone is breaking the law if they expose the government that is breaking the law.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 4:54:54 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: All

Has anyone here ever thought, that in order to over throw this gov, you would have to tear it down from the inside?
Sow fear and suspicion among the people, strip them of faith in the Gov.

IMHO all this plays right into “fundamentally changing this country”

The Intel community is not going to tell you all that they know to sooth your now furrowed brow.

Mission accomplished Snowden.
If this guy was a Hero he would defend himself, but what does he do?
He continues to snipe at the USA from Soviet shadows.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 5:02:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: All

And for all of you who love to hate the intelligence community and point out their failures, by the very nature of their work you will never know their successes.

Obama running around giving away means and method to toot his horn is startling.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 5:08:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: cripplecreek

so far this is the only thing he is correct about. the stuff is in the media and online. genie already out of the bottle.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 5:30:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: True Grit

imo hell no. govt can’t hide behind laws to protect its illegal activity.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 5:31:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Especially when they’re becoming nothing more than a constitution shredding machine.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 5:43:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Hell I was trying to be sarcastic. This is basically the logic that bunch of crooks are using.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 5:45:15 PM PDT by True Grit
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21 posted on 08/06/2013 5:48:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: dontreadthis

Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) = Loser.


22 posted on 08/06/2013 6:15:20 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: xzins

Some fallout from yesterday’s article...


23 posted on 08/06/2013 6:17:12 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

His brother Brian Rooney ran here in Michigan’s 7th district in 08. He self detonated when he went out fundraising with the Main St Republicans instead of going to the Right to Life Banquet.

Their uncle is Obama’s Ambassador to Ireland.


24 posted on 08/06/2013 6:18:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mylife
Well duh... could that be because Grayson is not on any of the intelligence oversight committees and is not cleared?

The problem is that neither of the intelligence oversight committees were actually doing their jobs. They were simply accepting the hogwash that Alexander and others in the security apparatus were feeding them without asking any real questions about what the NSA was actually doing. And even when they did, hacks like Clapper lied to them about it.

So now individual congressmen like Grayson (who I generally detest) and Griffith of VA-9 (who I know personally) are striking out on the own to get some answers after being stonewalled, and here we have losers like Rooney slapping them down for it.

Screw Rooney! If Congress had done its job in the first place, we wouldn't be where we are right now with an Orwellian security state in place.

25 posted on 08/06/2013 6:26:46 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Well we run the House intelligence oversight committee.
Dems run the Senate committee.


26 posted on 08/06/2013 6:28:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Timber Rattler

They won’t get the answers.
They are NOT CLEARED.


27 posted on 08/06/2013 6:29:26 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
Well we run the House intelligence oversight committee.

You don't see a problem here, when it's our own people doing the stonewalling?

28 posted on 08/06/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
So now individual congressmen like Grayson (who I generally detest) and Griffith of VA-9 (who I know personally) are striking out on the own to get some answers after being stonewalled, and here we have losers like Rooney slapping them down for it.

If they really wanted to get to the bottom of it they wouldn't be grandstanding on the House floor and throwing tantrums.

29 posted on 08/06/2013 6:32:51 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Amen.


30 posted on 08/06/2013 6:35:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
They weren't grandstanding on the House floor...they were making legitimate requests for information and got stonewalled. So now they're openly talking about how they are unable to do their oversight functions because of all of this monkey business.

I guess you're OK living on the Animal Farm too...

31 posted on 08/06/2013 6:38:26 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

If they are not cleared they will not get access.
That is how clearances work.


32 posted on 08/06/2013 6:40:05 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Grayson does not have the need to know.


33 posted on 08/06/2013 6:42:27 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Regain the Senate and we will have more oversight.
Had we elected Romney we would have even more, and NO I am not a Romney guy, I am just a pragmatist.


34 posted on 08/06/2013 6:44:34 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
Regain the Senate and we will have more oversight.

What part of "they weren't doing their job in the first place" do you not understand? The game's changed now, and nobody trusts anything that the NSA and congressional leadership is saying. NOBODY!

35 posted on 08/06/2013 6:48:09 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mylife
Had we elected Romney we would have even more...

You really believe that nonsense?

36 posted on 08/06/2013 6:54:10 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dontreadthis

Grayson?
Isn’t he that congressman from Florida who went batsh** looney a few years back?
Is he on meds now?

More importantly, what kind of subhuman pond scum would elect that guy?


37 posted on 08/06/2013 6:56:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Timber Rattler

And there in is the real problem.
You believe some rogue agent over your elected officials.

See the problem here?
You have no proof that what Snowden says of wholly true, and by the nature of intel work, you never will get proof.

It seems to me that this slow drip drip drip serves Obama in getting us to hate the intel services and OUR representatives.
None of it seems to stick to Obama.

Obama will be happy to address your concerns and dismantle the intel services on his way out the door so the next fellow won’t have those tools.(Us)
Hell! what does Obama care? His work is done.
He used those tools for his advantage and will break them so you don’t have them.


38 posted on 08/06/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Timber Rattler

YES I DO!! How is OBAMA BETTER??!!


39 posted on 08/06/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
You believe some rogue agent over your elected officials....It seems to me that this slow drip drip drip serves Obama in getting us to hate the intel services and OUR representatives.


40 posted on 08/06/2013 7:06:28 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mylife
YES I DO!!


41 posted on 08/06/2013 7:07:52 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Cogent arguments.

Obama has been a national disaster.


42 posted on 08/06/2013 7:09:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
Obama has been a national disaster.

So has your GOP-e masters...

43 posted on 08/06/2013 7:10:59 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

In the mean time I worked my ass off to get Ted Cruz to the Senate.
We want people like him and we advance them where we can, but sitting home because you don’t want to play never goes your way.


44 posted on 08/06/2013 7:11:33 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Timber Rattler

When I sent Cruz to the Senate I made sure a GOP E guy stayed home.
You choose your battles.


45 posted on 08/06/2013 7:12:36 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I no longer trust our government without verification... too many lies and Lucy has pulled that football away one too many times.

LLS


46 posted on 08/06/2013 7:14:55 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Bill Cooper pretty well summed it up when he said.....”Read everything. Listen to everyone. Don’t trust anything unless you can prove it with your own research.”


47 posted on 08/06/2013 7:32:38 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: True Grit

Outstanding advice!!!


48 posted on 08/06/2013 7:39:01 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

“He should just pass around copies of the UK Guardian.”

This will sound crazy, but if you are briefed on a classified subject and you find that information in the public domain you are forbidden to discuss it, even if it’s in the newspaper.


49 posted on 09/02/2013 4:26:09 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: dontreadthis

I heard Grayson on some local radio station giving out secrets about BENGHAZI!


50 posted on 09/02/2013 4:30:11 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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