Skip to comments.Obama mistakenly said Snowden has been indicted
Posted on 12/21/2013 11:24:50 AM PST by Libloather
President Obama said at a press conference Friday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is under indictment.
But a senior law enforcement official said that Obama simply misspoke.
Caitlin Hayden, the National Security Council spokeswoman at the White House, confirmed that "the president was referring to the unsealed criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of Virginia," not an indictment.
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Probably thinking of his own future indictment. That should be on his mind a lot.
Or perhaps he is under indictment and it hasn’t been unsealed yet. And dear leader let the cat out of the bag.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Snowden works for Obama.
They pretend, but Snwden is and will be scot-free.
Mission accomplished. China, Russia and al Qaeda have the info on how our ops work making it easier for them to avoid detection.
Ed, we can send you pictures. You can google pictures of America. You can Facebook your family and friends.
But, you are goner if you set foot back in this country.
A “complaint” is not an “indictment”.
At least, not yet. But with the blurring of thought surrounding law “enforcement” in this territory once known as “the United States of America”, it may be much closer than anyone now thinks.
Ending up on an “enemies list” might be all the indictment needed.
Pure prosecutorial discretion.
Exactly. Isn’t it the secret court that would have indicted him?
Not to mention the Traitorobama's trial, conviction, and sentence.
Obama has mistakenly said a lot of things. It is a lifelong pattern with him.
had his earpiece fallen out, or his telepromper crapped out???
That’s the thing. If the government issues secret indictments, by secret courts, which it does, and permits government officials to lie about it, they cannot expect anyone to believe them when they say they haven’t.
Add that to the fact that US Marshals are authorized to arrest Snowden if he so much steps onto anything that is US property, US flagged, including embassies and nations the US has an extradition treaty with. And that they can even kidnap him if they are able to from other nations, and it doesn’t matter if Obama grants him a full pardon.
They will still arrest him, and probably do what the Russians used to do to traitorous spies, put them on a gurney and feed them feet first into a blast furnace.
An indictment occurs when a grand jury views the state's evidence and determines that there is sufficient evidence for the state to have cause to proceed with a case.
Lack of an indictment means that the grand jury found insufficient evidence to back up the state's charges, or that the state itself thought the evidence was so weak that they didn't even bother convene a grand jury to evaluate it.
(Of course, the fact that the local police didn't have enough evidence to bring charges against George Zimmerman didn't stop the state attorney general from forcing the issue)...
But when a Republican does the same thing, it’s a “lie.”
“Mispoke” applies to saying that you are leaving on Friday, when you are actually leaving on Thursday. “Mispoke” does not apply when you say you are leaving on Friday and you’ve never had any plans to leave at all.
Obama doesn’t mispeak, he lies like a cheap prayer rug.
I WISH Snowden was saying Obama has been indicted!
TelePrompTer author, V-Jay, accidentally let that cat out of the bag.
“(Of course, the fact that the local police didn’t have enough evidence to bring charges against George Zimmerman didn’t stop the state attorney general from forcing the issue)...”
My understanding is that Governor Rick Scott asked AG Pam Bondi to recommend a prosecutor and that was the extent of Pam Bondi’s involvement. (I don’t even know if he went with her recommendation. But the woman chosen went overboard to the point of damaging the legal process. I know I’ll never trust it again.)
I’m disappointed that Governor Scot caved to political pressure and allowed the prosecution of George Zimmerman. Then again, I’m not sure that he could have stopped it as it had turned into a lynch mob. All politicians tend to do what is good for them and the little people be damned.
He thought he heard Al Sharpton report it on MSNBC. It’s not his fault he has to get all his briefings from that idiot.
Actually he has probably been indicted by the secret court and this is an improper disclosure of grand jury info.
Some people assume that Pam Bondi, being a lawyer, prosecutor and AG, has a brain of her own and is not a robot. Probably a faulty assumption.
The world’s most brilliant Harvard lawyer </s> doesn’t know the difference between a complaint and an indictment - something even a legal secretary knows.
Indicted in the Secret Court.
He’s under secret court indictment. The trial in abstencia may already be underway or even over and the death sentence signed by The Great ObamaNation.
Must be a pretty good dump coming up. There’s 98% left to go.
mistakenly said = lied
Yep, he’s a”Law Professor”. Not.
He got mixed up because he’s been watching too much Duck Dynasty.
no mistake - he can’t help lying. It is in his DNA!
If Obama the All Mighty said it, so it shall be written... So it shall be done.
If I wasn't so tied up on this ObamaCare website... we'd see about that!
Hmmmmmmmmm, so where exactly IS Snowden and who told us so?
Mispsoke means Snowden is really under indictment. When Obama speaks the truth, he is lying, just like he is when he is really lying.
This guy is Commander in Chief of the United States?
How can mistakes like this be carelessly uttered by someone who is supposed to be on top of of national security?
OK, he must still be using mind altering drugs. No other way to explain it.
That’s my guess.
I like that one.