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.
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