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  • Durbin, Rockefeller and Wyden received criminal referrals today...leak probe

    03/06/2006 7:13:06 PM PST · by 212351st · 101 replies · 3,999+ views
    Fox News
    I have been waiting for more information on what I thought I heard this afternoon on Fox News. What I heard was Durbin, Rockefeller and Wyden had criminal referrals and were being asked to submit to lie detector tests. This was tied to the leak investigation. I don't post too often and I might be suffering from excess radon consumption.....and hallucinating.???? Help me out..... anyone else out there hear the same thing I did???

    03/05/2006 5:49:58 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 74 replies · 2,541+ views
    NRO ^ | 03/05/06 | Byron York
    The Washington Post sounds the alarm this morning with a front page story headlined "White House Trains Efforts on Media Leaks; Sources, Reporters Could Be Prosecuted." It seems the administration is actively looking for the sources of those damaging leaks about the NSA surveillance program and the CIA's so-called "secret prisons" abroad. That has upset some journalists, according to the Post: "There's a tone of gleeful relish in the way they talk about dragging reporters before grand juries, their appetite for withholding information, and the hints that reporters who look too hard into the public's business risk being branded traitors,"...
  • Dems Want Special Counsel ("Domestic Spying")

    02/27/2006 1:38:52 PM PST · by FlipWilson · 30 replies · 873+ views
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday rejected the call by several House Democrats for a special counsel to investigate the Bush administration's eavesdropping program. "I think that where these Democrats who are calling for this ought to spend their time is on what was the source of the unauthorized disclosure of this vital and critical program in the war on terrorism," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. "I really don't think there is any basis for a special counsel. ... But the fact that this information was disclosed about the existence of this program has given the enemy some...
  • Liberals Demand Congressional Probe of NSA Wiretap Program

    02/20/2006 9:25:10 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 26 replies · 718+ views ^ | February.20, 2006 | Susan Jones
    ( - A liberal advocacy group is organizing "Constitution Vigils" on Wednesday to prod Congress to investigate President Bush's alleged "lawbreaking" in connection with the National Security Agency surveillance program. "We believe that public pressure will force Congress to take this seriously," said in an email message to supporters. "When our elected officials are home for the President's Day break, they need to see the faces of people in their community who expect them to hold the president accountable. If thousands of us come together, we'll give Congress the push they need to go all the way." is...
  • Boehlert supports Bush wiretap probe (RINO strikes again)

    02/18/2006 6:45:50 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 641+ views
    Gannett News | 2.18.06 | By JOHN MACHACEK
    According to the Gannett news, "moderate" Republican Boehlert said he supports calls for a "full-scale congressional investigation" into the terrorist surveillance program, saying he had "concern[s] about the legality" of the program.Gannett articles can be neither linked to nor excerpted so you have to click on the link for the story.
  • Support for domestic spying probe falters

    02/15/2006 10:44:46 AM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 19 replies · 734+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/15/06
    Support for domestic spying probe falters February 15, 2006 WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Support for a U.S. congressional investigation into domestic terror spying is waning following a White House lobbying effort, The Washington Post reports. The White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney deeply involved, has been talking with members of Congress about proposed inquiries into the spying program, the newspaper said. After the National Security Agency program was made public by The New York Times in December, there were immediate cries from Congress to look into the plan. The NSA had been authorized by the White House to...
  • Congressional Probe of NSA Spying Is in Doubt

    02/14/2006 6:02:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies · 745+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2006 | Charles Babington
    Congress appeared ready to launch an investigation into the Bush administration's warrantless domestic surveillance program last week, but an all-out White House lobbying campaign has dramatically slowed the effort and may kill it, key Republican and Democratic sources said yesterday. The Senate intelligence committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a Democratic-sponsored motion to start an inquiry into the recently revealed program in which the National Security Agency eavesdrops on an undisclosed number of phone calls and e-mails involving U.S. residents without obtaining warrants from a secret court. Two committee Democrats said the panel -- made up of eight Republicans...
  • At last, the conservatives stand up to be counted

    02/14/2006 3:08:30 PM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 762+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 14, 2006 | Dante Chinni
    It's taken awhile, a little more than five years to be precise, but we may be witnessing the return of a respected and important political ideology in this town: conservatism. And its apparent ride back onto the political scene comes not a moment too soon. Last week, when the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Democrats asked a lot of combative questions, as one might expect. But the real news was that some of the senators on the right side of the dais wondered aloud about whether the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program went too far in the...
  • Probe of domestic eavesdropping leak expands-Times

    02/11/2006 5:02:08 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 24 replies · 1,452+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-11-06
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal agents have interviewed officials at several law enforcement and national security agencies in a criminal investigation into The New York Times' disclosure of a U.S. domestic eavesdropping program, the newspaper reported. In a story posted to its Web site to appear in its Sunday editions, The Times said the investigation was focused on circumstances surrounding its disclosure late last year of the highly classified program. Officials and others interviewed by the Times said the investigation seemed to lay the groundwork for a grand jury inquiry and possible criminal charges, the Times said. Many described the...
  • Inquiry Into Wiretapping Article Widens [the noose starts to tighten?]

    02/11/2006 10:02:38 AM PST · by 68skylark · 140 replies · 3,443+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2006 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 — Federal agents have interviewed officials at several of the country's law enforcement and national security agencies in a rapidly expanding criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding a New York Times article published in December that disclosed the existence of a highly classified domestic eavesdropping program, according to government officials. The investigation, which appears to cover the case from 2004, when the newspaper began reporting the story, is being closely coordinated with criminal prosecutors at the Justice Department, the officials said. People who have been interviewed and others in the government who have been briefed on the...
  • GOP Rep. Heather Wilson Calls for NSA Probe

    02/08/2006 10:19:09 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 63 replies · 1,824+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/8/06
    The Republican chairwoman of the House subcommittee charged with overseeing the National Security Agency announced her own misgivings with the Bush administration’s controversial terrorist surveillance program Tuesday and called for a full congressional inquiry into the matter. The congresswoman, Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., is chair of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence. With the announcement, she became the first Republican on an Intelligence Committee, from either the House or Senate, to call for a full investigation. Wilson told the New York Times that she had "serious concerns,” arising, at least partially, from the fact that the administration...
  • Put up your dukes, Democrats (Editorial by an ex-advisor to Al Gore)

    02/08/2006 1:21:05 PM PST · by frankjr · 22 replies · 925+ views
    Newsday ^ | 2/8/06 | ELAINE KAMARCK
    As this week's hearings into President George W. Bush's wiretapping program make all too clear, the war on terror has been running parallel to a war within the Democratic Party. It's also a war between those who think the Democratic Party has been too quick to accommodate the Bush administration and those who think the Democrats have abandoned the important role of opposition party. The result is a party that all too often seems to be afraid of its own shadow. Added to this is a near pathological fear of Bush's political adviser Karl Rove. It goes back to the...
  • Republican Who Oversees N.S.A. Calls for Wiretap Inquiry

    02/07/2006 7:39:16 PM PST · by hipaatwo · 123 replies · 2,490+ views
    NY/DNC Times ^ | February 8, 2006 | Eric Lichtblau
    A House Republican whose subcommittee oversees the National Security Agency broke ranks with the White House on Tuesday and called for a full Congressional inquiry into the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program. The lawmaker, Representative Heather A. Wilson of New Mexico, chairwoman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, said in an interview that she had "serious concerns" about the surveillance program. By withholding information about its operations from many lawmakers, she said, the administration has deepened her apprehension about whom the agency is monitoring and why. Ms. Wilson, who was a National Security Council aide in...
  • Senatorial Meddling (The AG,NSA,& FISA)

    02/07/2006 3:33:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 8 replies · 590+ views
    National Review ^ | 2-7-06 | Editorial
    February 07, 2006, Senatorial Meddling Attorney General Alberto Gonzales went before the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday to confront some of the staunchest critics of the Bush administration's terrorist-surveillance program. That program involves warrantless National Security Agency monitoring of al Qaeda's international communications, some of which go into or out of the United States. For nearly two months, leading Democrats and some Republicans have lambasted the program as heedless of civil liberties and illustrative of the president's placing himself "above the law." The law they have in mind is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), which governs most domestic...
  • Senators Question Gonzales on NSA Wiretaps

    02/06/2006 5:15:21 PM PST · by Dubya · 32 replies · 893+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | 1 minute ago 2/6/06 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - Senators raised doubts about the legal rationale for the Bush administration's eavesdropping program Monday, forcing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to provide a lengthy defense of the operations he called a vital "early warning system" for terrorists.
  • LIVE THREAD: SJC hearing on the NSA surveilance program - C-span 1; 9:30 am EST

    02/06/2006 6:08:53 AM PST · by ken5050 · 2,581 replies · 69,678+ views
    Good Monday morning, once again, fellow political jinkies. The NFL season may be over, but the political season inside the Beltway is 24/7/365. So join us, if you can, as those wacky Dems on the Senate Judiciary committee reprise their pitiful efforts to once again smear President Bush and score political points..
  • On Rockefeller like a Fly on .... (Jay Rockefeller could be in big trouble...)

    01/28/2006 7:02:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 23 replies · 585+ views
    macsmind blog ^ | 1-21-06 | MacRanger
    I haven't forgotten Senator Rockefeller or his plan. And neither has the DOJ. He's going to get nailed and soon. The "hold up" over the NSA leak investigation for which he is suspect number one, is widening to include his activities in 2002, specifically his act of treason against the US to which he admitted to, but the MSM of course wouldn't report. Last month I was going to post from this very good article that more eloquently than I outlines the exact nature of Senator John Rockefeller's treason against the United States. Quote: "I took a trip by myself...
  • Leading Conservatives Call for Extensive Hearings on NSA Surveillance; Checks on Invasive Federal Po

    01/18/2006 8:10:29 AM PST · by Perlstein · 389 replies · 19,077+ views ^ | January 17, 2006 | Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances
    Leading Conservatives Call for Extensive Hearings on NSA Surveillance; Checks on Invasive Federal Powers Essential 1/17/2006 6:36:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Laura Brinker, 202-715-1540, for Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances, WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances (PRCB) today called upon Congress to hold open, substantive oversight hearings examining the President's authorization of the National Security Agency (NSA) to violate domestic surveillance requirements outlined in the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, chairman of PRCB, was joined by fellow conservatives Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform...
  • AG: No Special Counsel for 'Spygate'

    01/17/2006 9:40:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 728+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 17, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Monday that he saw no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate President Bush's decision to authorize the National Security Agency to monitor the phone calls from suspected terrorists operating abroad. Asked about former Vice President Al Gore's demand yesterday that the Justice Department appoint a "Spygate" special counsel, Gonzales told the Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" that there was no basis to believe any laws were broken by the NSA program. "We firmly believe that this program is perfectly lawful," Gonzales explained. "The president has legal authority to authorize these kinds of...
  • Alberto Gonzales on Larry King

    01/17/2006 10:39:51 AM PST · by frankjr · 10 replies · 546+ views
    Power Line ^ | 1/17/06 | John Hinderaker
    I haven't always been impressed with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as an advocate, but he did a good job last night on Larry King Live. Here is the exchange between Gonzales and King: **"General, Al Gore said today that President Bush repeatedly and persistently broke the law with the NSA domestic spying program and he wants a special counsel named to investigate. What are your thoughts? GONZALES: Well, I didn't see the speech of the former vice president. What I can say is that this program from its inception has been carefully reviewed by lawyers throughout the administration, people who...