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  • Report: Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak

    07/23/2005 10:34:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 216 replies · 7,005+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/23/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Jay Rockefeller and Ron Wyden leaked details about a secret "black ops" CIA satellite program last December in a move that may have seriously compromised national security, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin said on Saturday. "The CIA made a request to the Justice Department to investigate and possibly bring criminal charges against these three [senators]," Babbin told WABC Radio host Monica Crowley. "My information is that investigation is ongoing." Mr. Rockefeller is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Mr. Durbin is...
  • Democrats Subvert War Intelligence (Remember "The Treason Memo"?)

    07/30/2005 5:45:23 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 194 replies · 4,576+ views
    Insight On The News ^ | J. Michael Waller | Dec. 22, 2003
    Investigative ReportDemocrats Subvert War Intelligence Posted Dec. 22, 2003By J. Michael Waller Mellon, above, is using his position as Democrat staff chief on the Senate intelligence panel to undermine the leadership of Rumsfeld, Feith and Bolton. It's one of the unsolved political mysteries of 2003: Exactly who drew up the plan for Democrats to abuse the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) as a stealth weapon to undermine and discredit President George W. Bush and the U.S. war effort in Iraq? The plot, authored by aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), vice chairman of the committee, has poisoned the working...
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee memo leaks

    07/05/2005 1:10:21 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 8 replies · 1,015+ views
    Vanity | 7/5/05 | Little Pig
    So, whatever happened to the "secret" Democratic memos from the Intelligence Committee that that Republican staffer discovered? You know, the ones that showed the Dems' willingness to disrupt the War on Terror just so they could do a hatchet job on Bush? This issue seems to have dropped off the radar. And while I'm at it, let me just drag up ol' "secret docs in sox" Sandy Burglar, just to keep things current there too.
  • [Dem] Memos reveal strategy behind judge filibusters [memogate]

    05/20/2005 6:28:43 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 35 replies · 2,304+ views
    WASH TIMES ^ | 5-19-05 | Charles Hurt
    The "nuclear" showdown that is expected to begin unfolding in the Senate today has its origins in closed-door discussions more than three years ago between key Senate Democrats and outside interest groups as they huddled to plot strategies for blocking President Bush's judicial nominees. In a Nov. 7, 2001, internal memo to Sen. Richard J. Durbin, who is now the minority whip, an aide described a meeting that the Illinois Democrat had missed between groups opposed to Mr. Bush's nominees and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and member of the Judiciary Committee. "Based on input from the groups, I...
  • SENATE ETHICS COMM- FREEREPUBLIC NET: "PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MEMO BEHIND THE CURTAIN"

    02/20/2004 5:52:13 AM PST · by diotima · 109 replies · 2,426+ views
    FRN | 2/20/04 | diotima
    On November 5, 2003, Americans were given an unprecedented look inside the Democrats' war, when Fox News published an astoundingly revealing memorandum from within the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, describing how Democrats on the Committee intend to use their positions, influence, and access to information - not to help win the war on terror, or to protect American citizens - but to undermine the Bush Administration. The memo describes their agreement to launch an "independent investigation" as a means to that end, timed to coincide with the 2004 presidential campaign.Read the memo on intelmemo.com On January 15, 2004 The...
  • CONGRESS: Plugging leaks

    02/15/2004 10:38:45 AM PST · by kolijah · 1 replies · 159+ views
    The Florida Times Union ^ | February 15, 2004 | Union Staff
    So far, the secret Democrat strategy to win the presidential election seems to be going according to plan. The plan leaked out in a memo from the Senate Intelligence Committee, written by a staff member for Sen. Jay Rockefeller, exploring how Democrats could exploit the inquiry into pre-war intelligence for political gain. Rather than answer questions about why they would employ such underhanded tricks, the Democrats set out to discover who leaked the memo.
  • Following The Script - Democrats' Campaign 2004

    02/14/2004 3:25:36 AM PST · by MaineVoter2002 · 4 replies · 324+ views
    America is at war. We are at war against the network of international terrorists who committed the mass murders of 9/11. We are at war against the survivors of Saddam Hussein's regime, and against the remnants of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Americans have died, and continue to die in this struggle. The leadership of the Democratic Party is also at war. However, their war is against President George W. Bush. And this war is the highest priority of Democratic decision-makers -- even within the traditionally nonpartisan Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. On November 5, 2003, Americans were given an unprecedented...
  • Hatch vs. GOP Staff: Democrats play fast and loose with ethics, Republican gets thrown overboard.

    02/06/2004 10:01:35 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 72 replies · 282+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 06, 2004 | Quin Hillyer
    Manuel Miranda, the Senate staffer who until today was Majority Leader Bill Frist's top adviser on judicial nominations, has left his post with a massive parting blast that should put to shame Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch. The substance of his contentions — that Democratic senators engaged in violations of the public trust that may be legally actionable — makes Hatch's utter capitulation to Democrat demands look craven by comparison. Miranda's letter to the Senate ethics committee, drafted earlier this week and delivered this morning, alleges that a series of Democratic memoranda that were not (and have not been) leaked will...
  • Hold The Dems Accountable for their Memos! Help Senators Graham & Cornyn HERE!

    12/30/2003 7:21:03 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 31 replies · 170+ views
    12-30-03
    Hold The Dems Accountable for the Substance of their Memos!  Help Senators Graham & Cornyn HERE!Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina vowed to be the Democrats' "worst nightmare when it comes to what these memos said. I will make sure the substance of the memos is pointed out over and over and over."  The Washington Times, November 25, 2003.If you are unfamiliar with the Democrat Memos, click here (intelligence) and here (judiciary).Lindsay Graham is on the right track, but he needs encouragement and he also needs to know that he has popular support.Please call Senator Graham at (202) 224-5972 or...
  • Senate Dems Pressure DOJ on CIA Leak Probe

    12/30/2003 10:20:05 AM PST · by Jeff Gannon · 21 replies · 1,244+ views
    Talon News ^ | December 30, 2003 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Last week Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned the commitment of the administration and the Justice Department to pursue the investigation into the alleged leak of a CIA officer's identity earlier in the year. In a letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft, the pair asked that he provide "an overall status of the investigation, including the number of people the Justice Department has interviewed, the number of briefings you have received, the general types of information you are briefed on, what conditions...
  • Democrats Subvert War Intelligence

    12/23/2003 4:37:04 PM PST · by Burlem · 20 replies · 153+ views
    insight mag ^ | J. Michael Waller
    Investigative Report Democrats Subvert War Intelligence Posted Dec. 22, 2003 By J. Michael Waller Mellon, above, is using his position as Democrat staff chief on the Senate intelligence panel to undermine the leadership of Rumsfeld, Feith and Bolton. It's one of the unsolved political mysteries of 2003: Exactly who drew up the plan for Democrats to abuse the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) as a stealth weapon to undermine and discredit President George W. Bush and the U.S. war effort in Iraq? The plot, authored by aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), vice chairman of the committee, has poisoned...
  • Click Here to Expose MemoGate Once and for All: The Nuclear Option

    12/23/2003 8:54:49 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 27 replies · 246+ views
    12-23-03
    Congress may be out of session, but the Republican National Committee is still in town.  The only way to get the GOP moving on MemoGate once and for all is to hit them where it hurts... the wallet.  So, call, email, and FAX the Republican National Committee: Phone: 202.863.8500 | Fax: 202.863.8820 | E-mail: info@rnc.orgAlso, call and email the National Republican Senatorial Committee:202.675.6000websitecomments@nrsc.orgTell them that until the Republicans show some backbone and investigate the Memo, they won't get another dime from you. If moral appeals haven't worked, a financial one should.
  • Democrats subvert war intelligence(threatened national security?)

    12/22/2003 10:11:03 PM PST · by fatso · 41 replies · 1,670+ views
    http://worldnetdaily.com/ ^ | December 23, 2003 | J. Michael Waller Insight
    ON CAPITOL HILL Democrats subvert war intelligence Has politicization of Senate committee threatened national security? It's one of the unsolved political mysteries of 2003: Exactly who drew up the plan for Democrats to abuse the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, or SCCI, as a stealth weapon to undermine and discredit President George W. Bush and the U.S. war effort in Iraq? The plot, authored by aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., vice chairman of the committee, has poisoned the working atmosphere of a crucial legislative panel in a time of war, Senate sources say. It centered on duping the panel's...
  • Democrats subvert war intelligence

    12/23/2003 12:39:51 AM PST · by wdkeller · 49 replies · 47,865+ views
    By J. Michael Waller © 2003 Insight/News World Communications Inc. It's one of the unsolved political mysteries of 2003: Exactly who drew up the plan for Democrats to abuse the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, or SCCI, as a stealth weapon to undermine and discredit President George W. Bush and the U.S. war effort in Iraq? The plot, authored by aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., vice chairman of the committee, has poisoned the working atmosphere of a crucial legislative panel in a time of war, Senate sources say. It centered on duping the panel's Republican chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts...
  • FR NETWORK FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS OVER LEAKED MEMO

    12/15/2003 5:21:15 AM PST · by diotima · 129 replies · 541+ views
     NEWS RELEASE =============================================================== FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2003CONTACT: Joe Giganti,Veritas Media 540-735-8050 FREE REPUBLIC NETWORK FILES SENATE ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST SENATOR JAY ROCKEFELLER AND INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS OVER LEAKED MEMO (Washington, D.C.) The Free Republic Network announced today that it has filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics alleging improper and unethical conduct by Senator Jay Rockefeller and Democrat members of the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.The complaint alleges that a memo drafted by committee staff and provided to Democrat members of the Committee, and subsequently leaked to Fox News, documents efforts...
  • Activist Group Wants Ethics Probe of Rockefeller (FRN + MemoGate Alert)

    12/15/2003 5:59:01 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 49 replies · 184+ views
    GOPUSA/Talon News ^ | 12-15-03 | Jeff Gannon
    The Free Republic Network (FRN), a conservative activist group, is asking for a Senate investigation into the conduct of staffers who drafted a memo outlining a plan for Democrats to use intelligence information against President Bush in the 2004 election. In a letter to Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, FRN called for "a full and thorough investigation" into the memo prepared for Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). The group's complaint alleges that a memo written by committee staff and provided to Democrat members of...
  • Partisanship stalls efforts to restructure intelligence (more Memogate)

    12/12/2003 10:58:00 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 9 replies · 139+ views
    The Washington Times (via UPI) ^ | 12-12-03 | Shaun Waterman
    <p>Nearly a year after a congressional panel recommended a new structure for the intelligence community to prevent a repeat of the September 11 attacks, the reform movement has lost momentum and may be stalled altogether until after next year's presidential election.</p>
  • A Devastating Demo Memo

    12/08/2003 7:08:16 AM PST · by sfwarrior · 31 replies · 753+ views
    SF Gate (The Chronicle) ^ | 12/8/03 | Adam Sparks
    "Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly and to decide impartially." -- Socrates, 470-399 B.C. A devastating memo written by a Democratic member of the staff of the U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence and leaked to Fox News is now creating a furor on Capitol Hill. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is charged with protecting the nation's most guarded secrets. The members of that panel have the nation's highest security clearance. Much of the sensitive information they review is for their eyes only and is off limits even to the...
  • Legal memo to the Democrats

    12/03/2003 10:54:52 PM PST · by kattracks · 14 replies · 145+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/04/03 | Jonathan M. Stein
    <p>Recently, several memos drafted by Senate Democrats have been leaked to the press. One memo, from the Intelligence Committee, exposes a Democrat plan to use the awesome power and resources of that committee as a political weapon against the president. The other memos detail how powerful left-wing lobbyists pressured Democrats to impermissibly oppose judicial nominations based on race and gender. Now the Democrats are outraged — because they got caught. Senate Democrats have demanded a probe into these leaks; their request has been granted by detrimentally congenial Republicans. The investigation notwithstanding, if the leakers are dismissed, they may have actionable claims against the government.</p>
  • Support Grows For Judicial Memo Whistleblower (MemoGate)

    12/03/2003 6:37:14 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 35 replies · 185+ views
    Talon News ^ | 12-03-02 | By Jeff Gannon
    A Republican staffer on the Senate Judiciary Committee was placed on administrative leave last week in the wake of a U.S. Capitol Police investigation into the release of memos describing strategies for Democrats to use regarding judicial nominees. Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told reporters he took the action because, "I am mortified that this improper, unethical and simply unacceptable breach of confidential files may have occurred on my watch." Democrats on the committee have expressed outrage over the memos' release to the Wall Street Journal in which their strategy to delay and defeat President Bush's judicial nominees when...
  • Memo to the Senate Democrats: Firing the Capitol Hill Memo Leakers May be Unconstitutional

    12/01/2003 7:13:11 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 55 replies · 447+ views
    12-01-03 | Jonathan M. Stein
    Memo to the Senate Democrats: Firing the Capitol Hill Memo Leakers May be UnconstitutionalBy Jonathan M. Stein, Hofstra University Law Review            Over the past few weeks, several memos drafted by Democrats in the Senate have been leaked to the press.  One memo, from the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, highlights how the Democrats planned to use the awesome power and resources of that committee as a political weapon against the President of the United States.  The other memos detail how powerful left-wing interest groups pressured Senate Democrats to impermissibly oppose judicial nominations based on characteristics such as race and gender.  Now...
  • Democrats Politicize Intelligence (MemoGate Lives!)

    11/30/2003 9:10:09 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 2 replies · 261+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11-29-03 | Notra Trulock
    For weeks, the liberal media have feasted on leaks that purport to prove that prewar intelligence on Iraq was distorted and politicized. The media have reported these leaks uncritically and without challenge. In most cases, there is scant indication that reporters have made any effort to verify the accuracy of their unsourced accusations. But the liberal media have been far more "evenhanded" in their coverage of real proof that Democrats have tried to play politics with intelligence information. As revealed by Fox News' Sean Hannity, a Democrat staff member working on the Senate intelligence committee has laid out a strategy...
  • How Senator Rockefeller Can be Held Responsible for His Role in “MemoGate”

    11/28/2003 9:03:16 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 39 replies · 1,258+ views
    11-28-03
    How Senator Rockefeller Can be Held Responsible for His Role in “MemoGate”A Research Outline of Legal Findings      Hopefully, someone who is a member of the bar will read this and take the next step.  Below you will find that I have done a substantial portion of the legal research and theorizing necessary to hold Senator Rockefeller responsible for MemoGate.  This atrocity cannot be allowed to stand.  Note that I did not get into standing or justiciability, but I'm there is a way of finding imminent harm.  I mean, if enforcement of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban can be stayed...
  • Leaked Memos and the War on Terrorism

    11/28/2003 8:44:48 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 7 replies · 137+ views
    IntelMemo.com ^ | 11/25/2003 | Michael Nevin, Jr
    Fox News broke the story regarding a memorandum that surfaced dealing with political strategy on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The memo provided a ''game plan'' for how Democrats should proceed in their most cherished goal: defeating George Bush in 2004. It was my understanding that this historically nonpartisan committee should be more concerned with winning the war on terror, but this event proves otherwise. Instead of focusing on intelligence gathering capabilities and procedures, this reproachable memo suggests Democrats should ''verbally mention some of the intriguing leads we are pursuing.'' When did the dissemination of classified information become encouraged?...
  • Memo-Gate

    11/28/2003 8:41:12 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 5 replies · 153+ views
    American Daily ^ | 11-25-03 | Andy Obermann
    Once again, partisan politics has won out in Washington. Memos from and to many top democrats, detailing dishonest practices ranging from the blocking of judicial nominations, to the exploitation of sensitive intelligence information, have leaked like rain in the monsoon. As revealed in these memos, both the Senate Intelligence Committee and judicial confirmation process have been compromised to a great extent. The Democratic hierarchy has attempted to downplay the significance of the documents as nothing but advice from their constituency. The actions of the party, however, lead one to believe that rather than advice the party was receiving instructions from...
  • GOP Staffer Suspended for Computer Improprieties

    11/25/2003 4:00:07 PM PST · by dep · 139 replies · 189+ views
    Special Report | 11/25/03 | FNC
    A Republican Senate Judiciary Committee staff member has been suspended with pay after he admitted that he improperly gained access to "secure committee computers," Fox News Channel reports. Whether the staffer is the person who leaked numerous memos in which Democrats on the committee plotted to turn toe current filibuster of judicial nominees for political advantage was not stated. An angry Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch denounced the staffer's action, saying that senators expect their computers to be secure and calling the staffer's action "entirely unacceptable."
  • Republican Aide Improperly Got Democratic Memos[Hatch aide]

    11/25/2003 6:04:46 PM PST · by the caption king · 44 replies · 225+ views
    REUTERS | November 25, 2003
    By REUTERS Filed at 8:10 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Senate Republican expressed ``deep regret'' on Tuesday in announcing that an internal investigation of computer records found one of his staffers had ``improperly accessed'' Democratic documents. Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said he placed the staffer on administrative leave with pay pending a separate probe by the Senate sergeant at arms, Bill Pickle. Hatch, who had initially ridiculed the allegations, also said a former staffer ``may also have been involved,'' but declined to identify either person by name. ``I am mortified that this improper, unethical and simply...
  • Year of the Memo

    11/22/2003 6:25:59 AM PST · by FlyLow · 7 replies · 304+ views
    Freedom Alliance ^ | Oliver North
    Enroute to United Arab Emirates – Attention members of the Fourth Estate. You are missing an extraordinary opportunity to add yet another meaningless moniker to your pathetic pantheon of social stereotypes. To the list which includes such ludicrous labels as “Soccer Moms,” “Angry White Males,” “Gen Xers,” and “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Theorists,” you can now add “Beltway Memo Writers.” This group of scribes has not yet reached the vaunted social status of the Judson Welliver Society – a group of former White House speechwriters – but if their memoranda continue to impact the literary genre as they have over...
  • Gray Lady gets more egg on her face: 'Newspaper of record' bias machine working overtime

    11/21/2003 6:00:21 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 152+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 | Bob Kohn
    Gray Lady gets egg on her face Posted: November 21, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com As Ronald Reagan would say, "There you go again." Last week, the New York Times downplayed a remarkable story, first broken by radio talk-show host Sean Hannity, about a memo revealing a Democrat Party plot to use the Senate Intelligence Committee as a tool for political gain. When the Times finally got around to reporting the story – 48 hours after it broke – the paper not only buried the story on page 12, it repositioned it from a blatant "scandal" to a mere political "feud"...
  • Leaked Memos and the War on Terrorism - More on MemoGate!

    11/20/2003 10:50:28 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 10 replies · 205+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 11-20-03 | Michael Nevin, Jr.
    Fox News broke the story regarding a memorandum that surfaced dealing with political strategy on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The memo provided a ''game plan'' for how Democrats should proceed in their most cherished goal: defeating George Bush in 2004. It was my understanding that this historically nonpartisan committee should be more concerned with winning the war on terror, but this event proves otherwise. Instead of focusing on intelligence gathering capabilities and procedures, this reproachable memo suggests Democrats should ''verbally mention some of the intriguing leads we are pursuing.'' When did the dissemination of classified information become encouraged?...
  • Inside the Beltway - Treason's cousin

    11/20/2003 9:45:59 AM PST · by Chad Fairbanks · 54 replies · 299+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2003 | John McCaslin
    <p>Because news outlets like to remind President Bush how many American servicemen have died since he declared an "end" to major combat in Iraq, a new military and intelligence-themed Internet site spells out reasons for the current U.S. deployment.</p> <p>"America is at war," reminds IntelMemo.com. "We are at war against the network of international terrorists who committed the mass murders of September 11th. We are at war against the survivors of Saddam Hussein's regime and against the remnants of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Americans have died and continue to die in this struggle."</p>
  • Collusion Memos

    11/19/2003 8:11:00 AM PST · by William McKinley · 122 replies · 3,896+ views
    <p>The source of the memos is unclear. The sheer volume of the memos, however, suggests that the memos weren't simply misplaced by someone – they appear to have been intentionally leaked by a Democrat. Also, the memos, which begin in late 2001, cut off suddenly in April 2003. This suggests that they came from a former staffer, rather than someone who recently accessed Democrats' computers. Finally, the only information blacked out in the memos is staffers' names. Whoever leaked these memos did not care about the Senators, but apparently knew the staffers and cared enough to spare them embarrassment.</p>
  • Leaked Democrat Memo: NO MORE MEMOS!

    11/19/2003 10:12:48 AM PST · by Chad Fairbanks · 49 replies · 143+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 11/19/2003 | Chad Fairbanks
    Memo To: All democrat public officialsFrom: Damage Control DivisionCC: Major Mainstream Media; Activist GroupsDate: November 19, 2003Re: Moratorium on use of memos Moratorium on use of memos Effective immediately, the DNC is issuing a moratorium on the use of memos. Though we have managed, thus far, to keep most details out of the mainstream media (Thanks, everyone!), we have faced the following incidents, all of which could be prevented. Until proper document control procedures can be put in place, the use of memos for all purposes is forbidden. Judicial Committee Memos Ok, someone leaked these memos, and its making us...
  • Rockefeller Resignation Urged by Website

    11/18/2003 6:55:47 AM PST · by Jeff Gannon · 39 replies · 366+ views
    Talon News ^ | 11/18/2003 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- The Free Republic Network launched a website on Monday that will focus on the scandal surrounding the Senate Intelligence Committee memo which detailed a Democrat plan to use classified information to defeat President Bush in 2004. The website, www.intelmemo.com, will provide news, analysis, and research material about the memo written by a staffer for Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). The memo scandal was first revealed by nationally syndicated radio talk show host Sean Hannity.
  • Senate Panel Wants Justice Dept. to Review Leak

    11/18/2003 8:48:05 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 122+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/17/03
    <p>Senate Intelligence Committee leaders plan to ask the Justice Department to investigate who leaked a top-secret Pentagon memo sent to the committee.</p> <p>The Oct. 27 memo from Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith provided details of intelligence linking Usama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network and the toppled Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein (search). Details of the memo were published in the Nov. 24 issue of The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine.</p>
  • WE CALLED THEM TRAITORS...and everyone laughed

    11/17/2003 8:58:18 PM PST · by TomAdkinsCC · 67 replies · 3,873+ views
    CommonConservative.com ^ | 11/16/03 | Tom Adkins
    CommonConservative.com 11/16/03 --> "WE CALLED THEM TRAITORS"...and everyone laughed... by Tom Adkins. For years, conservatives claimed liberals were bent on destroying the United States. We suspected they were willing to ruin lives, even actively ruin America to gain political power and turn America into a socialist state. We called them traitors. And everyone laughed. We said liberals were anti-American. We said they were traitors. And we watched the evidence mount. The Rosenbergs. Whitaker Chambers. The Church Commission. The counter culture. So-called “peace protesters.” Jane Fonda. Jimmy Carter’s arrogant socialist smile. The pro-Sandinista Congress. We called them traitors. And everyone laughed....
  • Create Buzz about Memogate and force the Media to cover it!

    11/17/2003 8:09:41 AM PST · by Mich0127 · 10 replies · 114+ views
    11/17/03 | Mich0127
    This is a plea to fellow FREepers. Unfortunately, the media, including the conservative media, fails to keep us informed as to this scandal concerning the memo scandal. This is treason. This is harmful to our nation, and it is important that we, as conservatives committed to the truth, spread the word to our friends and families, and force Sen. Rockefeller to resign and take the heat for this memo. We must plead with the media, write e-mails and send letters to members of the media and demand that this issue gets the coverage that it deserves. We must support the...
  • Memo splits Intelligence Committee (can't trust corrupt Dumbos with US national security)

    11/17/2003 5:53:35 AM PST · by Liz · 27 replies · 197+ views
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | November 17, 2003 | ROBERT NOVAK
    Partisan animosity that has brought operations of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to a standstill reached new depths on Nov. 5. The committee's Democratic vice chairman, Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, went on Lou Dobbs' CNN program to say flatly he had not ordered the staff memorandum outlining a confrontational election year strategy on Iraq. The Republican chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, was startled. He told his staff that Rockefeller told him he personally ordered aides to give him ''options'' -- an order that produced the infamous memo. To the plain-spoken ex-Marine, trust had been breached. His...
  • FRN LAUNCHES WEB SITE ON SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMO, CALLS FOR SEN. ROCKEFELLER TO RESIGN

    11/17/2003 7:07:02 AM PST · by Chad Fairbanks · 341 replies · 1,240+ views
    Free Republic Network ^ | 11/17/2003 | Free Republic Network
    ***NEWS RELEASE*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2003 Contact: Joe Giganti (frn@freeper.org) (703) 928-9695 FREE REPUBLIC NETWORK LAUNCHES WEB SITE ON SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMO, CALLS FOR SENATOR ROCKEFELLER TO RESIGN (Washington, DC) The Free Republic Network today announced the unveiling of www.intelmemo.com, a new web site that provides news, analysis and research material regarding the plans by partisan Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to use sensitive intelligence data for political attacks against the Bush Administration, as outlined in a recently revealed internal memo. The Network also called for the immediate resignation of the Committee’s Vice Chairman,...
  • Ruining the Intelligence Committee

    11/16/2003 9:15:25 PM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 235+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 11/17/03 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Partisan animosity that has brought operations of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to a standstill reached new depths on the early evening of Nov. 5. The committee's Democratic vice chairman, Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, went on Lou Dobbs's CNN program to say flatly he had not ordered the staff memorandum outlining a confrontational election-year strategy on Iraq.The Republican chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, was startled. He informed his staff that Rockefeller had told him that he personally ordered aides to give him "options" -- an order that produced the now infamous memo. To...
  • Memos of special interest on Hill

    11/14/2003 10:02:06 PM PST · by kattracks · 105 replies · 425+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/15/03 | Charles Hurt
    <p>Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have worked in close concert with outside special-interest groups to defeat President Bush's judicial nominees, according to internal Democratic staff memos.</p> <p>In one memo to Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois obtained by The Washington Times, Washington lawyer Miguel A. Estrada is singled out as "especially dangerous" because "he is Latino." Mr. Estrada, born in Honduras, withdrew his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in September after being filibustered for eight months.</p>
  • A Panel Above Politics (Pat Roberts on MemoGate!!!)

    11/15/2003 8:35:30 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 24 replies · 269+ views
    The Washington Post Company ^ | Thursday, November 13 | Pat Roberts
    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is conducting a comprehensive review of prewar intelligence on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programs and his ties to terrorist groups. We are evaluating the quantity and quality of intelligence as well as the reasonableness of the judgments reached by the intelligence community. MORE IN FULL ARTICLE. . .
  • Defy the leftist media! YOU can help get "The Memo" out the the American People! CLICK HERE!

    11/15/2003 9:14:47 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 28 replies · 210+ views
    11-15-03
    “If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin. The ones responsible - be they staff or elected or both should be dealt with quickly and severely sending a lesson to all that this kind of action will not be tolerated, ignored or excused.” -- Senator Zell Miller (D-GA)The Senate Democrats have gone too far, but nothing will be done unless you help take action. Please write a “letter to the editor” of your local newspaper and tell them why the U.S. Senate must investigate the Dem Memo!1) Click here if you are unfamiliar with the...
  • Democrats putting party before national interests

    11/15/2003 1:47:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 745+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Novemer 15, 2003 | staff editorial
    A Democratic staff memo discussed how best to gain political advantage from the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into the Bush administration's use of intelligence prior to the war in Iraq. The memo is a sorry example of putting party politics ahead of the national interest. The memo, which was leaked to Fox News Channel commentator Sean Hannity last week, caused a terrible rift between Democrats and Republicans on the traditionally nonpartisan Senate Intelligence Committee, which has access to the nation's most closely held secrets, and struck a body blow to whatever bipartisan cooperation there was on the Senate floor. Written...
  • Treason’s First Cousin

    11/14/2003 8:43:16 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 6 replies · 115+ views
    WD.Com ^ | Dick Dell
    When a news story picks up a momentum of it’s own and gets increasing coverage and national exposure, it is said to ‘have legs’. Well, last week’s leaked memo from the Senate Intelligence Committee seems to grown legs and just walked off. At least so it would seem in the mainstream media. Articles in the mainstream media have emphasized the fact that this memo was leaked or obtained from a trash can (a “fact” since denied by everyone involved). Media articles state that the memo was written by a staffer and not a committee member (a “fact” that is almost...
  • Democrat seeks to end standoff

    11/14/2003 6:52:18 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 43 replies · 153+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 14 Nov 03 | By Brian DeBose
    <p>The ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings about a leaked memo politicizing prewar Iraqi intelligence and let the committee get back to work.</p> <p>Intelligence committee business has been stalled for two weeks since the internal memo was leaked to Fox News, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia said in a letter to committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas. Mr. Rockefeller asked Mr. Roberts to begin conducting joint hearings on committee business next week.</p>
  • Democrat seeks to end standoff (Memogate)

    11/13/2003 10:14:20 PM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 295+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/03 | Brian DeBose
    <p>The ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings about a leaked memo politicizing prewar Iraqi intelligence and let the committee get back to work.</p> <p>Intelligence committee business has been stalled for two weeks since the internal memo was leaked to Fox News, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia said in a letter to committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas. Mr. Rockefeller asked Mr. Roberts to begin conducting joint hearings on committee business next week.</p>
  • The Media and the Memo - Hugh Hewitt

    11/14/2003 2:02:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 183+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 11/14/03 | Hugh Hewitt
    SEAN HANNITY'S big scoop is not generating the headlines it ought to. The memo Hannity obtained and made public that details the plans by Democratic staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee to politicize the committee's investigations in the service of partisan politics far overshadows in importance Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld's memo pushing the Pentagon to think about the hard problems ahead in the war on terrorism, but it has received significantly less attention than the Rumsfeld memo did. Why? Three reasons could account for the disparity in treatment: The most obvious explanation is that elite media is populated by...
  • Hugh Hewitt: What Memo?

    11/13/2003 2:13:13 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 50 replies · 370+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/13/2003 12:00:00 AM | Hugh Hewitt
    SEAN HANNITY'S big scoop is not generating the headlines it ought to. The memo Hannity obtained and made public that details the plans by Democratic staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee to politicize the committee's investigations in the service of partisan politics far overshadows in importance Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld's memo pushing the Pentagon to think about the hard problems ahead in the war on terrorism, but it has received significantly less attention than the Rumsfeld memo did. Why? Three reasons could account for the disparity in treatment: The most obvious explanation is that elite media is populated by...
  • Political Pressures on Iraq Inquiry Overwhelm Senate Panel's Nonpartisan Tradition (MemoGate spin)

    11/13/2003 1:31:24 AM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 151+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 11/13/03 | Ken Guggenheim
    WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a considerable test for the Senate Intelligence Committee's tradition of nonpartisanship: Could it resist political pressures as it examined whether President Bush based his decision to go to war with Iraq on sound intelligence? The answer appears to be no. The panel's meetings have been canceled while Democrats and Republicans accuse each other of trying to manipulate the inquiry into prewar intelligence. Democrats say Republicans are protecting Bush by refusing to examine whether the administration distorted intelligence. Republicans say a leaked memo shows the Democrats want to manipulate the inquiry to embarrass Bush. Former committee...