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Issa Rips CIA Over Feinstein Spying Allegations: 'Treason'
breitbart ^ | 3/12/14 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 03/12/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT by Nachum

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said he is incensed about allegations the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, calling it “treason.”

“I think Senator Feinstein is as outraged as anyone and I share her outrage. I think the violation of the Constitutional separation of powers should be an offense of the highest level—virtually treason,” Issa told Breitbart News on Tuesday.

“Spying on the executive branch—spying on Congress or violating the separation of powers as to the Supreme Court or as to Congress is effectively treason. Treason—it’s written up in the Constitution,” Issa said of Feinstein’s revelations, adding, “I don’t know who gave the orders, but to spy on other branches is in fact a constitutional violation at the level of high crimes and misdemeanors and certainly should cause the removal of anyone involved.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, Tuesday accused the spy agency of secretly examining her committee’s computers and taking documents relating to the CIA’s interrogation methods on terror suspects who were held overseas after the 9/11 attacks.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; cia; cummings4corruption; darrellissa; diannefeinstein; feinstein; issa; issa4corruption; noaccountability; nojustice; treason
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1 posted on 03/12/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/12/2014 5:14:27 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Suddenly, they’ve found the constitution.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 5:15:11 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Nachum

Gee, it’s okay when it’s just “the little people”.


4 posted on 03/12/2014 5:15:57 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Bronzewound
The 4th Amendment only applies to them, you know.
5 posted on 03/12/2014 5:16:37 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Nachum
Haven't we been told over and over ... If you aren't doing anything wrong why are you worried? Gee ... both sides of the aisle, welcome to the party that we law-abiding live under every day.
6 posted on 03/12/2014 5:17:34 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Expect a strongly worded letter from Issa.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 5:17:56 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Nachum

So who’s responsible and who’s scalp(s) is Issa going to have mounted on his (currently blank) Trophy Wall?


8 posted on 03/12/2014 5:18:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum
Like to see them this pissed off about IRS, Benghazi, etc.
9 posted on 03/12/2014 5:18:57 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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10 posted on 03/12/2014 5:19:14 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: Nachum
“Spying on the executive branch—spying on Congress or violating the separation of powers as to the Supreme Court or as to Congress is effectively treason. Treason—it’s written up in the Constitution,”

That's NOT Treason dickhead!
Treason:

Article 3, Section. 3, Paragraph 1.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
I'm tired of you Mr. Do-Nothing Issa; you bollixed Fast & Furious, a solid state-sponsored terrorism case and probably the easiest [actual] Treason case in seventy years!
Screw off, asshat!


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11 posted on 03/12/2014 5:20:10 PM PDT 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: Nachum
Hey Darry....WHAT ABOUT THE IRS?????? WHAT ABOUT FAST AND FURIOUS????? WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI????? WHAT ABOUT CHANGING LAWS???

Issa....get worked up about what's happening to US!!!!!

12 posted on 03/12/2014 5:21:02 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum
Lazy EXEMPT Issa allows EVERY CORRUPTION from NSA
to IRS to Fast&Furious to Benghazi against the
American people, with his feigned rage (wink, wink),
but the EXEMPT only finally gets INDIGNANT
when one of his fellow-EXEMPTS is examined.

Poor little piggies. Here comes Issa and Cummings, now.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Nachum

“...adding, “I don’t know who gave the orders...”

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Does not appear that it will take a political genius to answer this one....


14 posted on 03/12/2014 5:27:14 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Nachum

Didn’t Lindsey say he is ok with it.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 5:27:51 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

Issa....pfft


16 posted on 03/12/2014 5:28:37 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Ray76

“Expect a strongly worded letter from Issa.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIPSvIz9NDs


17 posted on 03/12/2014 5:28:38 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Nachum
"Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D – MO) agreed, telling Breitbart News, “It’s frightening if it’s true. I think that most Americans would be absolutely outraged to find out that some of the freedoms we thought we were experiencing were sabotaged, so we have to wait and see if it’s true.”

Oh c'mon Cleaver. If Bossy Lois Lerner can stall Congress what do you think the CIA can do?

What I like about this is that ISSA is putting some heat on the Democrats. While Treason won't fly, the issue of high crimes and misdemeanors will. It would be wonderful to see the House impeach Obama on high crimes and misdemeanors for spying on the Senate Democrats and have the House defending Obama. Then, if the articles of impeachment were sustained by the House, watch the Senate Democrats contort themselves defending Obama for spying on them.

Anyway, it's all a vast right wing conspiracy. Blame the Koch brothers.

18 posted on 03/12/2014 5:28:57 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: driftdiver
Didn’t Lindsey say he is ok with it.

Saw one report of he was okay with it, three where he was not okay with it. lindsey will side with the wind juan blows, I think.

19 posted on 03/12/2014 5:32:31 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Dogbert41

That’s great! Hahahaha!


20 posted on 03/12/2014 5:32:45 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Enterprise
Should have read: and have the House Democrats defending Obama.
21 posted on 03/12/2014 5:33:29 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Darksheare
Gee, it’s okay when it’s just “the little people”.

Precisely what I was thinking. No big deal until it affected them.
22 posted on 03/12/2014 5:34:34 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Nachum
... to spy on other branches is in fact a constitutional violation at the level of high crimes and misdemeanors and certainly should cause the removal of anyone involved

I wonder if a President using the IRS to persecute, destroy, and intimidate his political enemies would rise to the same standard?

If not, why not?

23 posted on 03/12/2014 5:37:26 PM PDT by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Nachum

Er, thats not treason. They’re just trying to protect Congress


24 posted on 03/12/2014 5:40:13 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Nachum

“Mr. and Mrs. America —TURN THEM IN...!”

I’m supposed to honor HER tender sensibilities for the CONSTITUTION..?

Yes, I hope the NSA gets smashed, but I haven’t a flicker of doubt that Feinstein would be the whole trumpet section of Da Gummint victory parade in their war on personal freedom...


25 posted on 03/12/2014 5:40:31 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Feinswine is only upset that the CIA was tracking Dems. I don’t doubt some snot nosed Dem staffer was stealing classified docs Sandy Burglar style and got busted.


26 posted on 03/12/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Nachum

So who’s responsible and who’s scalp(s) is Issa going to have mounted on his (currently blank) Trophy Wall?


27 posted on 03/12/2014 5:51:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Gritty
I wonder if a President using the IRS to persecute, destroy, and intimidate his political enemies would rise to the same standard

nah, the IRS only intimidated a total of maybe a couple hundred thousand people - not enough to turn an election - er, wait . . . What?

28 posted on 03/12/2014 5:52:35 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: SkyPilot

Well, if they were looking for intelligence...they were probably disappointed.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT by 22202NOVA (I stand with Ukraine...warts and all.)
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To: Bronzewound
-- Suddenly, they've found the constitution. --

And right away, misread it. "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." I don't see anything in there about violating separation of powers infractions, and there are PLENTY of those going around.

30 posted on 03/12/2014 6:05:10 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

It is often treason by the government against the Citizens that gets overlooked.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 6:06:23 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Nachum

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Cut the crap Issa, you sorry RINO Coward, and IMPEACH OBAMA, PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 03/12/2014 6:07:18 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: hal ogen
-- It is often treason by the government against the Citizens that gets overlooked. --

Technically, constitutional violations by the government can't be treason. But I do agree, trampling the rights of the people is an all-branches sport. The courts cover for the other two branches.

33 posted on 03/12/2014 6:11:07 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Nachum

When a crook trusts a crook, one of them will most certainly lose and congress is now realizing they too are expendable for the cause. KARMA!! I surmise that this outing of the CIA along with many other indicators is indicative of a catastrophic false flag occurrence being at our door step. The ruling elite will not sacrifice their current momentum by allowing anything to happen to the fraud until they are finished with him.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 6:29:09 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Bronzewound

Cry me a river, Diane.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 6:32:23 PM PDT by the big wanad
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To: Bronzewound

Cry me a river, Diane.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 6:32:23 PM PDT by the big wanad
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To: Nachum
So, Darrell, where were you when we found out how much the government spies on the rest of us?

Or does it only matter when they stick their noses into the business of their lords and masters as well as that of the common peasants?

37 posted on 03/12/2014 6:32:23 PM PDT by Aqua Buddhist
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Feinstein (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, Tuesday accused the spy agency of secretly examining her committee’s computers and taking documents relating to the CIA’s interrogation methods on terror suspects who were held overseas after the 9/11 attacks.

What’s the basis for her accusation? I ask because, y’know, beating on the CIA is an oldie but baddie for the Demagogic Party.

If there’s no basis for her accusations, that is, she’s just talking out of her ass, she should be expelled from the Senate.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 6:33:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum

I thought it was for aiding or abetting the enemy


39 posted on 03/12/2014 6:44:27 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Bronzewound

This is the part where the Marxists and collaborators panic and duke it out to see who’s spending life in prison.

Reminds me of the Third Reich’s final days. Bunkers and cyanide capsules.

Will Boehner and Reid go to prison to save the skin of an enemy combatant jihadi with a forged BC and 7 stolen SSNs?

Stay tuned!


40 posted on 03/12/2014 6:48:35 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Nachum
Article 3, Section 3:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

Issa needs to go back to school.

41 posted on 03/12/2014 6:49:20 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: EagleUSA

Really? Obama and Holder want the evil torturers jailed or even killed for torturing the enemy. They would be for the Senate investigating every little thing about this.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 6:58:06 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Nachum; All

Keep in mind that after purposely botching every ‘investigation,’ Issa is obviously a puppet of the Marxists paid to look tough while they loot the USA and break every law on the books.

They’re no longer fooling anybody, so he’s tossing around words like ‘Treason’ and acting shocked.

Don’t worry, Issa, I’m sure when the Collaborator trials arrive that the MSM will protect you while throwing Hussein, Pelosi, Reid under the bus /Sarc


43 posted on 03/12/2014 6:58:33 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: petitfour

Holder and Hussein know the jig is up so they’ve tasked CIA (Jihad John Brennan) to hack the only network they haven’t hacked yet.

The target is any dirt they can use to blackmail Feinstein and the other Senators as the Arpaio evidence breaks and they toss their Mocha Messiah under the bus.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 7:02:07 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs

When fienstien water boards Brennan let’s hope she asks him what he changed in March of 08 when he illegally accessed records of Barrack Hussein Obama’s passport records.


45 posted on 03/12/2014 7:19:55 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: OneWingedShark

Thank you. F&F indeed rises to treason.


46 posted on 03/12/2014 7:31:59 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Nachum

Say “treason” over and over so We The People get used to it and might actually dual haul these guys up on the charge of treason, just to start!


47 posted on 03/12/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Nachum
Issa, just shut up.
48 posted on 03/12/2014 7:35:11 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Nachum
Article II of the United States Constitution (Section 4) states that "The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors."

If you think Boner will allow the "I" word to even be brought up you are smoking wacky weed.
49 posted on 03/12/2014 7:46:50 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Mariner

And.. I trust the CIA more anyway.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 8:00:29 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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