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Peter King: NSA Should Monitor Congress in Case They’re ‘Talking to an Al Qaeda Leader’
Mediaite ^ | 1/5/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 01/05/2014 10:48:28 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto

Appearing on Fox News Channel on Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) dismissed members of Congress calling for the National Security Agency to reform its information gathering practices. He insisted that even members of Congress should be monitored by the NSA, just like every other American, in case they are “talking to an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq or Afghanistan.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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Republican Peter King is the perfect example of the authoritarian NWO Globalist meatpuppets that infest our government. They are becoming blatantly open with their contempt for our Constitutional Republic.
1 posted on 01/05/2014 10:48:28 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Ironically he is an open borders type, as well.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 10:51:53 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

He’s a product of the War On Terror. After the first year, the whole focus of the WOT was with taking away our liberties in the name of “safety and security”. And most Americans thought that was a good thing.

Meanwhile, we’re building foot baths at airports so muslims can feel at home...in OUR home!


3 posted on 01/05/2014 10:53:30 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: USNBandit
He insisted that even members of Congress should be monitored by the NSA, just like every other American, in case they are “talking to an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq or Afghanistan.”

Gotta wonder if that was an unintended swipe at McCain ......

4 posted on 01/05/2014 10:53:57 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

An Al Qaeda leader? Like Obama for example?


5 posted on 01/05/2014 10:55:25 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they donÂ’t all have one neck.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Frankly, I don’t care one whit about security; I want freedom!


6 posted on 01/05/2014 10:56:25 AM PST by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

So who monitors the NSA in case they’re talking to Al Qaeda?


7 posted on 01/05/2014 10:58:52 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
He insisted that even members of Congress should be monitored by the NSA

He is absolutely one member of Congress that needs to be "monitored" at several levels!

8 posted on 01/05/2014 11:00:32 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I used to like Rep. King. He’s gone off the deep end of statism.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 11:01:12 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: TheGipperWasRight

This is what happens when you go to the corrupt congress. Good men become criminals in a short time.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 11:03:50 AM PST by Digger
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I hope he was being sarcastic when he said this.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 11:03:53 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Is he referring to John McCain?


12 posted on 01/05/2014 11:05:22 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Viennacon
So who monitors the NSA in case they’re talking to Al Qaeda?

Congress, obviously.

13 posted on 01/05/2014 11:05:48 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Bryanw92
No, Pete King was a terrorist supporting, government loving loony long before 9/11.
14 posted on 01/05/2014 11:07:43 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

The ‘bad’ King proves that the first and most important amendment in an article 5 convention is term limits for congress, judges, and appointed Federal officials. No grandfather clause!!!


15 posted on 01/05/2014 11:13:40 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

16 posted on 01/05/2014 11:16:26 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

>>No, Pete King was a terrorist supporting, government loving loony long before 9/11.

That’s right. He was a loony before 9/11. But, he became the voice of a “secure homeland” afterward for many people who did not see that the muzzies can blow up a building or kill some people, but it is Congress and the out-of-control alphabet agencies who will destroy America. Many of them were right here on FR while Bush was president.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 11:19:41 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Instead on spying on all members of Congress, spying on Andre Carson and Keith Ellison (and perhaps a handful of other Dems) should suffice.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 11:21:59 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Bryanw92

Apparently Pete King has forgotten the 11th commandment.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 11:22:27 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I wonder what the NSA has on Peter King with the IRA.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 11:24:40 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I might agree with Representative King, if he would agree to wear a straight-jacket or to retire.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 11:25:07 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Bryanw92
Pete liked terrorist as long as they claimed to be Roman Catholic. International terrorism was just peachy as long as they were blowing up churches on Sunday morning.

He just didn't like them doing it in his neighborhood.

Secure homeland? Not so much.

Secure Pete? Yep.

Pete out of control? You bettcha!

22 posted on 01/05/2014 11:25:10 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Theoria
'“We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry,” Mr. King told a pro-I.R.A. rally on Long Island, where he was serving as Nassau County comptroller, in 1982. Three years later he declared, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.”
23 posted on 01/05/2014 11:25:49 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

LOL! He’s actually acknowledging that AQ has some little helpers here. If he’d been braver, he would have said that NSA should be monitoring the WH for conversations with AQ.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 11:28:56 AM PST by livius
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

He’s right the Congress, the administration and the judiciary should live under the same pall of omnipresent observation that they have cast over us, their subjects. No citizen no matter what their title nor the amount of their wealth should be above/beyond the law. The original promise of America was that all would be equal before the law with no special privilege for anyone for any reason. And it was that way at one time. It’s sad to know how far we have drifted from our origins.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 11:38:39 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

It may be that Pete sees his career sliding unstoppably toward an ending date, sometime soon, and he wants to stave off irrelevance. Diane Feinstein is going through the same 11th Hour Night Panic with her failed Assault Weaponry Ban proposal. Peter King must be careful not to burn any remaining bridges to future GOP leaders any more than he already has. Here lately, I’m starting to wonder if Harry Reid doesn’t have Pete on some kind of retainer payout, so long as he slams his own side in the public press, like McCain prefers to do.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 11:44:39 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

How about the AQ leader at 1600 Penn Ave DC?


27 posted on 01/05/2014 11:53:40 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

The NSA should”Monitor”Peter King to see if he’s starting to act like a CONSERVATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 01/05/2014 12:06:14 PM PST by bandleader
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To: PhiloBedo

John McCain, that was my first thought,


29 posted on 01/05/2014 12:10:27 PM PST by captmar-vell
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
All Peter King communications need to be monitored (until we can prove a negative, that he is doing nothing wrong).

There's no telling what he may be up to.

30 posted on 01/05/2014 12:23:12 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Levin on CSPAN2 this afternoon said it perfectly (as usual and without a TelePrompTer). What the NSA is doing by collecting phone calls to solve terrorism would be like a New York detective going first to the Manhattan phone book for clues in a murder case.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 12:24:20 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it stood.)
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To: Rodentking

Frankly, I don’t care one whit about security; I want freedom!

A free society that has arms never gets invaded...

Look at the Swiss, they were the only country not invaded in WWII in Europe... Why is that I wonder.....????

A free people = free to have arms = very hard to invade.


32 posted on 01/05/2014 2:50:09 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

The Plan:

DOJ + NSA + IRS = KGB


33 posted on 01/05/2014 5:44:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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