Skip to comments.Grayson Slammed For Sharing Classified NSA Documents, Threatened With Sanctions
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 Graysons efforts to trigger debate in Congress. But, according to one staff member, Graysons 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 Graysons motives as being selfish and solely for political expediency, nothing more.
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Oh, no! I agree with Grayson!
He should just pass around copies of the UK Guardian.
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
The utter stupidity of some or our so-called "representatives" is beyond comprehension!
I hate that grayson guy. i cant believe he was elected to office again after he lost 2 years ago.
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.
Yup. Despite being a nut case there are a few things he is pretty good on.
Well duh... could that be because Grayson is not on any of the intelligence oversight committees and is not cleared?
Stolen top secret info is not declassified.
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.
If it wasn’t in the classified section of the Guardian, it isn’t classified. Not anymore anyway.
Someone is breaking the law if they expose the government that is breaking the law.
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.
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.
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.
imo hell no. govt can’t hide behind laws to protect its illegal activity.
Especially when they’re becoming nothing more than a constitution shredding machine.
Hell I was trying to be sarcastic. This is basically the logic that bunch of crooks are using.
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) = Loser.
Some fallout from yesterday’s article...
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.
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.
Well we run the House intelligence oversight committee.
Dems run the Senate committee.
They won’t get the answers.
They are NOT CLEARED.
You don't see a problem here, when it's our own people doing the stonewalling?
If they really wanted to get to the bottom of it they wouldn't be grandstanding on the House floor and throwing tantrums.
I guess you're OK living on the Animal Farm too...
If they are not cleared they will not get access.
That is how clearances work.
Grayson does not have the need to know.
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.
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!
You really believe that nonsense?
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?
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.
YES I DO!! How is OBAMA BETTER??!!
Obama has been a national disaster.
So has your GOP-e masters...
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.
When I sent Cruz to the Senate I made sure a GOP E guy stayed home.
You choose your battles.
I no longer trust our government without verification... too many lies and Lucy has pulled that football away one too many times.
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.”
“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.
I heard Grayson on some local radio station giving out secrets about BENGHAZI!