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Obama mistakenly said Snowden has been indicted
Washington Post ^ | 12/20/13 | Sari Horwitz

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: idiot; indicted; obama; snowden
Probably had his mind on some Hawaiian choom.
1 posted on 12/21/2013 11:24:51 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Probably thinking of his own future indictment. That should be on his mind a lot.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 11:27:44 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: Libloather

Or perhaps he is under indictment and it hasn’t been unsealed yet. And dear leader let the cat out of the bag.


3 posted on 12/21/2013 11:28:20 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting some small say in who will get to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: Libloather

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”


4 posted on 12/21/2013 11:28:24 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Libloather

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.


5 posted on 12/21/2013 11:28:51 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Libloather
Snowden wants to come home, and Obama is "mis-speaking" about indictments?

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.

6 posted on 12/21/2013 11:30:48 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Libloather


7 posted on 12/21/2013 11:32:08 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Libloather

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.


8 posted on 12/21/2013 11:34:52 AM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: alloysteel
"A “complaint” is not an “indictment”."

Pure prosecutorial discretion.

9 posted on 12/21/2013 11:37:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: RKBA Democrat

Exactly. Isn’t it the secret court that would have indicted him?


10 posted on 12/21/2013 11:40:51 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: DoughtyOne
"Probably thinking of his own future indictment. That should be on his mind a lot."

Not to mention the Traitorobama's trial, conviction, and sentence.

11 posted on 12/21/2013 11:44:06 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Libloather

Obama has mistakenly said a lot of things. It is a lifelong pattern with him.


12 posted on 12/21/2013 11:45:32 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Libloather

had his earpiece fallen out, or his telepromper crapped out???


13 posted on 12/21/2013 11:49:44 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

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.


14 posted on 12/21/2013 11:50:38 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Carl Vehse

Agreed...


15 posted on 12/21/2013 11:50:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Let's take obama at his word (his word is good, isn't it? Isn't it????).

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)...

16 posted on 12/21/2013 11:55:08 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Libloather

“misspoke”
“mistakenly”

But when a Republican does the same thing, it’s a “lie.”


17 posted on 12/21/2013 11:57:03 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Libloather

“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.


18 posted on 12/21/2013 11:57:12 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Libloather

I WISH Snowden was saying Obama has been indicted!


19 posted on 12/21/2013 11:59:45 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Vaquero

TelePrompTer author, V-Jay, accidentally let that cat out of the bag.

HF


20 posted on 12/21/2013 12:00:54 PM PST by holden
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To: null and void

“(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.


21 posted on 12/21/2013 12:09:20 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Libloather

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.


22 posted on 12/21/2013 12:22:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Libloather

Actually he has probably been indicted by the secret court and this is an improper disclosure of grand jury info.


23 posted on 12/21/2013 12:29:19 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Gen.Blather

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.


24 posted on 12/21/2013 12:30:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Libloather

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.


25 posted on 12/21/2013 12:31:30 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Libloather
Obama is stupid and can't be held to the same standard as intelligent people. And to think otherwise is RACIST!

(XS)

26 posted on 12/21/2013 12:45:00 PM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Libloather

Indicted in the Secret Court.


27 posted on 12/21/2013 12:50:55 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Libloather
They were trying to bait Snowden back into the country with a promise of amnesty this week, so this just demonstrates that they were lying and were going to arrest him the moment he was within reach.
28 posted on 12/21/2013 1:02:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Libloather

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.


29 posted on 12/21/2013 1:15:25 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

Ham sammich?

Must be a pretty good dump coming up. There’s 98% left to go.


30 posted on 12/21/2013 1:22:23 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Libloather

mistakenly said = lied


31 posted on 12/21/2013 1:26:50 PM PST by bgill
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To: Libloather

Yep, he’s a”Law Professor”. Not.


32 posted on 12/21/2013 1:54:45 PM PST by glorgau
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To: Libloather

He got mixed up because he’s been watching too much Duck Dynasty.


33 posted on 12/21/2013 2:10:54 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Libloather

no mistake - he can’t help lying. It is in his DNA!


34 posted on 12/21/2013 2:19:24 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Libloather; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Obama said Snowden has been indicted

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!

35 posted on 12/21/2013 4:17:51 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Libloather
President Obama said at a press conference Friday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden “is under indictment.”

Hmmmmmmmmm, so where exactly IS Snowden and who told us so?

36 posted on 12/21/2013 4:21:23 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Libloather

Mispsoke means Snowden is really under indictment. When Obama speaks the truth, he is lying, just like he is when he is really lying.


37 posted on 12/21/2013 4:21:30 PM PST by dforest
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To: Libloather
This guy has a law degree?

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.


38 posted on 12/21/2013 11:11:22 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

That’s my guess.


39 posted on 12/21/2013 11:26:19 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: JoeProBono

I like that one.


40 posted on 12/21/2013 11:29:17 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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