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Feds: NSA ‘Probably’ Spies on Members of Congress (explains weak-kneed GOP?)
National Journal ^ | Feb. 4, 2014 | By Dustin Volz

Posted on 02/04/2014 11:36:20 AM PST by quesney

The National Security Agency "probably" collects phone records of members of Congress and their staffs, a senior Justice Department official conceded Tuesday.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole buckled under questioning from multiple lawmakers during a House Judiciary Committee hearing reviewing proposals to reform the NSA's surveillance activity.

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Is this one of the reasons the GOP is so weak-kneed?
1 posted on 02/04/2014 11:36:20 AM PST by quesney
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To: quesney

Remember the Martins and the Newt Gingrich cell phone call they “just happened” to record on a Radio Shack scanner?


2 posted on 02/04/2014 11:38:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: quesney
The National Security Agency "probably" collects phone records of members of Congress and their staffs, a senior Justice Department official conceded Tuesday.

This means we're in a police state operating under cover of extortion.

Just accidentally found a Petraeus infidelity.

We really need to elect some squeaky clean nerds and send them to Congress.

3 posted on 02/04/2014 11:40:34 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: quesney

That General who demonstrably lied to Congress:

Why is he not in prison?


4 posted on 02/04/2014 11:40:49 AM PST by gaijin
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To: quesney

Feds: NSA ‘Probably’ Spies on Members of Congress (explains weak-kneed GOP?)

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Shoot, it might even explain our weak-kneed CJ/SCOTUS.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 11:41:20 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

my first impression, also.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 11:42:59 AM PST by Segovia
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To: quesney

“Is this one of the reasons the GOP is so weak-kneed? “

I’ve often wondered if many congress people were compromised. Now it seems liklier.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 11:45:07 AM PST by DBrow
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To: quesney

No kidding?


8 posted on 02/04/2014 11:45:25 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: quesney

This also explains why it’s important to elect people who have character.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 11:47:32 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: quesney

TEA Party Members receive copies of all information gained from spying on Congress, Congress. Don’t want you boys and girls not knowing everything. Just putting this out in the interest of disclosure.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 11:47:49 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Shoot, it might even explain our weak-kneed CJ/SCOTUS.”

Indeed - it’s hard to explain the tortured “logic” of his Obamacare decision otherwise.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 11:47:50 AM PST by quesney (e)
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To: DBrow

What is more disturbing is the number of people who are elected/appointed to high office that have those kinds of skeletons and weak constitutions to get lead astray. Would they spy on me they would be very bored outside of my ammo purchases.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 11:48:52 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: quesney

BOehner’s tanning secret may be in peril?

He say its real, only his phone records know for sure.

900 FBI files? NSA phone records?

What difference does it make?


13 posted on 02/04/2014 11:52:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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White Rabbit ... Hi There nsa and congress ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QDUyj9mAs


14 posted on 02/04/2014 11:52:37 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: quesney
Humbug. Republicans are required to be spineless - since Eisenhower.

NSA has nothing to do with it.

15 posted on 02/04/2014 11:56:47 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: quesney

Anyone else remember how confident 0bummer was that the PUBBIES would cave during the government shutdown?

He seemed to know exactly when they would cave as well.

Which made him not budge an inch.

This would explain that.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 11:58:35 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: quesney

the purge will be of anyone wearing any kind of govt uniform. basically.

the good ones are being drummed out now anyway.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 12:01:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: quesney

I think this is just blackmail writ large. They “accidentally” let slip that the NSA spies on everyone. Suddenly the GOP is constantly engaging in circular firing squads, and is no longer vertebrate.

Cruz must either have no skeletons, or he just don’t care.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 12:05:06 PM PST by afsnco
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To: no-to-illegals

Been there and done that at high volumes.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 12:05:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: quesney
Boehner is almost certainly compromised. He should be primaried from office so as to remove the bolsheviks' leverage over him.

Support Eric Gurr to oust John Boehner in OH-8

Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker - or Cantor, either!

20 posted on 02/04/2014 12:05:35 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: quesney

Probably happened to the Supreme Court justices! Might explain John Roberts switching his obammacare vote??


21 posted on 02/04/2014 12:06:54 PM PST by rawhide
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To: quesney

I’m sure congress members, judges (SCOTUS), governors, generals, admirals; _anyone_ in a position of power in USG or other USA institution is now easily blackmailed by executive elements of USG.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 12:07:56 PM PST by veracious
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I have it on good authority from a trusted person that obama plays this every morning when he gets out of his coffin ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izh73tjdIkU ... and they say vampires only come out at night?


23 posted on 02/04/2014 12:09:32 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Paladin2

Son, caught me one morning with the volume up and Son said, “Dad, you be rockin’ this morning.” LOL, Mission Accomplished. I woke Son up.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 12:15:25 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NormsRevenge; FReepers; Patriots
First Carney, now John Eff Kerry.






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25 posted on 02/04/2014 12:15:48 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: null and void

Ping!


26 posted on 02/04/2014 12:16:48 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: onyx

Egads. Are they expecting no electricity or hot water to shave with [or no barbers] soon?


27 posted on 02/04/2014 12:19:52 PM PST by txhurl
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To: onyx; JustAmy; Jim Robinson

In Your Honor onyx, JustAmy, and Jim ... I hope you like it ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVjezsQfrW0


28 posted on 02/04/2014 12:22:04 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: quesney

Recall if you will, many years ago, The cell phone conversations of Newt and others were intercepted and recorded by a couple from Florida vacationing in DC with a radio shack device

BS...... Bubba ordered the NSA to get the goods on Newt


29 posted on 02/04/2014 12:25:44 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: quesney

Is this one of the reasons the GOP is so weak-kneed?
— - - - - - - -
No doubt about it.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 12:25:47 PM PST by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: onyx

Holy cow! Is that picture legit??? He looks like he just got out of bed and didn’t have time to shave!


31 posted on 02/04/2014 12:27:10 PM PST by MNGal
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To: quesney
That has been my take for some time.

Obama is fully using the capabilities of the NSA on CJ Roberts and anyone who would oppose him. He's been doing it since day one and has continued. What has been revealed thusfar is only the tip of the NSA iceberg.

Look at what he has done to the military hierarchy. How do people think that newly tooled apparatus will be used when needed?

32 posted on 02/04/2014 12:27:55 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: no-to-illegals

“...Hi There nsa...”
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Tell them a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 12:29:34 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: afsnco
Cruz must either have no skeletons, or he just don’t care.

"A fearless man cannot be controlled."

34 posted on 02/04/2014 12:30:51 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Repeal The 17th

LOL ... I don’t smoke caterpillar any longer.


35 posted on 02/04/2014 12:33:12 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: quesney
Duh? Why do you think they built the thing? Does anyone at the NSA really care if Mrs Robinson is sleeping with her next door neighbor who just graduated from high school?

Well, they do if it's Justice Roberts nephew I suppose.

36 posted on 02/04/2014 12:41:35 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: MNGal

It must be legit ... I found it on Face Book...LOL.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 12:50:24 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: txhurl

I don’t KNOW!
I think John Eff Scary thinks he looks COOL.


38 posted on 02/04/2014 12:51:24 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: no-to-illegals

Thanks very much!
I always liked that one from Jimmy Hendrix!


39 posted on 02/04/2014 12:52:44 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Paladin2

This song might be racist, if one buys into PC ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmjmlb7vpBU


40 posted on 02/04/2014 12:56:25 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: onyx
must be legit ... I found it on Face Book...

This could become scary. Face Book is legit? I talked with son-in-law about Face Book. Son-In-Law installs security systems. He mentioned a room ... a large, very large room where the servers were and said ... "It looked legit."

41 posted on 02/04/2014 12:59:52 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

That one too.....;-)


42 posted on 02/04/2014 1:06:04 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: quesney

[ Is this one of the reasons the GOP is so weak-kneed? ]

That and probably a LOT of RINOs in the senate and house are so deep in the closet they are finding last years Christmas presents.

This makes them controllable / blackmail-able...


43 posted on 02/04/2014 1:07:33 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Shadows running from themselves.


44 posted on 02/04/2014 1:09:45 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: quesney

The blackmail that goes with the spying probably has something to do with turning good Congressmen into big government socialist flacks.


45 posted on 02/04/2014 1:27:37 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: xzins

No one is clean enough. No one at all. An actual indiscretion is not required. The recalcitrant Congressman can be charged with wearing the wrong color tie on his 14th birthday. The mighty indignation of the MSM and the Left will make the scandal to be whether he did it or not. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT THE CHARGE IS, only whether the target denies it or confirms it or says he doesn’t remember. All that will be seen and heard is that he was charged with something heinous- it must be bad because all the MSM is so upset about it- and any reaction at all is taken by the MSM as confirming the “charge.” If he says he doesn’t remember then witnesses will be trotted out to say they say him in the wrong color tie and before you know it the disgraced Congressman takes an early retirement.


46 posted on 02/04/2014 1:34:40 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Responsibility2nd
it might even explain our weak-kneed CJ/SCOTUS.

That occurred to me as soon as I heard he had caved.

47 posted on 02/04/2014 1:36:00 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: quesney

DUH.


48 posted on 02/04/2014 1:44:55 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Shadows running from themselves.

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion." — Pv 28:1

49 posted on 02/04/2014 2:24:42 PM 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: OneWingedShark

Then there is another verse (I’ll paraphrase) where even Angels fear to tread.


50 posted on 02/04/2014 3:59:15 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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