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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...

    01/14/2006 5:42:32 PM PST · by Mia T · 83 replies · 3,875+ views
    Rockefeller memo, Sen. Evan Bayh, FoxNews | 01.14.06 | Mia T
    ROCKEFELLER SEDITION:WHO IS CALLING THE SHOTS?" Mia T, 01.14.06    MEMOgate: democrat party treasonSecret Democrat manifesto detailing the undermining of President Bush in wartime by the seditious misuse of classified intelligence data from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.     Saturday, November 08, 2003 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.   Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga....
  • Sen. Jay Rockefeller a Target?

    01/09/2006 12:10:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 110 replies · 3,904+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01-09-06 | Clarice Feldman
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller a Target?January 9,2006By Clarice Feldman Macsmind is reporting that Sen. Rockefeller may be the target of investigators examining the leak of classified information on the NSA surveillance program: "I'm trying to confirm this information, but several sources are telling me today that some investigators working on the NSA leak probe believe that Senator Jay Rockefeller may have been a little more than "concerned" about NSA. In fact, he may just be the leaker of the program to the NY Times, and is now being considered a "significant person of interest" in the probe. What I'm told that...
  • Attorney General Gonzales Must Investigate

    01/06/2006 9:03:53 AM PST · by the Real fifi · 16 replies · 670+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/06/06 | clarice Feldman
    Dear Mr. Attorney General: Twice in recent days we have seen published evidence of unethical conduct warranting disciplinary action on the part of FISA judges. Since they have hidden their conduct under a cloak of anonymity, the normal process of filing complaints with the Clerk of the FISA Court is unavailing. Therefore, I ask that you immediately institute an investigation to find out which Judges are involved and seek appropriate measures to remove or discipline the judges involved. Let’s review that evidence briefly:
  • NY Times Facing NSA Leak Indictment?

    01/05/2006 10:04:21 PM PST · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 62 replies · 1,897+ views
    NY Times Facing NSA Leak Indictment? The New York Times reporters who broke the Bush "Spygate" story, as well as the paper's top executives who approved its publication, face the very real prospect of criminal indictment by the Bush Justice Department - a lawyer involved in the 1971 Pentagon Papers battle is warning. With a full-blown Justice Department investigation now underway, Harvey Silvergate tells the Boston Phoenix: "A variety of federal statutes, from the Espionage Act on down, give Bush ample means to prosecute the Times reporters who got the scoop, James Risen and Eric Lichtblau." Silvergate represented several parties...
  • Gertz: NSA whistleblower asks to testify

    01/04/2006 9:59:46 PM PST · by Jean S · 111 replies · 2,999+ views
    Washington TImes ^ | 1/6/05 | Bill Gertz
    A former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency.     Russ Tice, a whistleblower who was dismissed from the NSA last year, stated in letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees that he is prepared to testify about highly classified Special Access Programs, or SAPs, that were improperly carried out by both the NSA and the DIA.     "I intend to report to Congress probable unlawful and unconstitutional acts conducted while I was an intelligence officer with the National Security Agency...
  • Fixing the leak

    12/24/2005 8:25:40 AM PST · by ncountylee · 40 replies · 1,976+ views
    toledoblade ^ | December 24, 2005 | Kelly, Jack
    FINALLY, some good may come from the Valerie Plame kerfuffle - if Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has the stones to do what's right. A grave crime was exposed Dec. 16 when New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau published a story revealing President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to listen in on conversations between al-Qaeda suspects abroad and people in the United States without first obtaining a warrant. "We're seeing clearly now that [President] Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator," wrote Newsweek's Jonathan Alter. But the scandal was not the program Mr....
  • DRUDGE--Gertz: NSA whistleblower asks to testify...

    01/04/2006 9:05:52 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 325 replies · 12,540+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/4/06 | Drudge
    Gertz: NSA whistleblower asks to testify; Vows to describe illegal intelligence operations... DEVELOPING...
  • Leaker: Go To Jail!

    01/02/2006 5:39:19 AM PST · by Hadean · 86 replies · 2,657+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Jan 2, 2006 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    It's not a college prank to leak classified information concerning a serious issue. Yet the United States secret detail is reported on the front page of the New York Times while the secret detail of al-Qaeda remains in the private entries of the Islamic killers international. Once they find the individual who leaked classified information regarding the President authorizing secret government wiretap networks, he should be sent to court, then to jail. The New York Times, having reported the data, must disclose the leaker. US President George W. Bush has called the leak a "shameful act." It is that and...
  • The full grovel (NYT Public Editor covers for Pinch)

    01/01/2006 3:22:40 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 16 replies · 1,384+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 01-01-06 | Thomas Lifson
    The full grovelBy Thomas LifsonJan. 1,2006 Byron Calame, public editor of the New York Times, addresses his newspaper's role in publishing leaked classified information about the NSA's surveillance program. As the Department of Justice has launched an investigation of the probably criminal leaking and possibly criminal publication of the data, interest in the matter could not be higher. Shockingly enough, his superiors stonewall him when it comes to explaining why they waited a year to publish the revelations. Moreover, their story about the actual time interval of the delay has certain inconsistencies. Usually, when those under investigation for possible criminal...
  • Schumer Seeks Motive in U.S. Spy Probe

    01/01/2006 10:38:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies · 1,803+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/1/06 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - The investigation into leaks about a domestic spying program should determine whether the motivation was damaging security or revealing a potentially illegal activity, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday. "There are differences between felons and whistleblowers, and we ought to wait 'til the investigation occurs to decide what happened," said Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y. On Friday, the Justice Department opened an investigation into who divulged the existence of President Bush's secret domestic spying program. The New York Times reported last month about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since...
  • Most Justice Department probes of high-level leaks go nowhere

    01/01/2006 7:03:19 AM PST · by wjersey · 15 replies · 531+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/1/2006 | Chris Mondics
    WASHINGTON - When President Bush defended the National Security Agency after the disclosure that it had spied on hundreds of Americans, he angrily denounced media leaks about the program, and the Justice Department has now opened a criminal probe. But an ongoing Justice investigation of the President's own staff in an unrelated leak case and the handling of hundreds of other leak allegations each year suggest that the probe of the NSA leak - which focuses on the disclosure of classified information to the New York Times - faces huge obstacles. Only two government officials have ever been convicted of...
  • Dalglish: Justice Dept. Probe of 'NYT' Shows Need for Shield Law (Journalists worried?)

    12/31/2005 6:43:53 AM PST · by HonduGOP · 137 replies · 3,348+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 12/30/05 | Joe Strupp
    Dalglish: Justice Dept. Probe of 'NYT' Shows Need for Shield Law By Joe Strupp Published: December 30, 2005 1:11 PM ET NEW YORK Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, expressed outrage at the Justice Department investigation into who leaked classified information to The New York Times about the Bush administration's controversial domestic spying program, saying it is even more serious than the Valerie Plame probe. "This is much more of a classic whistleblower than the Plame case was and that is why the stakes are much higher," Dalglish said. "The public needed to...
  • Justice probes leak on intercepts (Bill Sammon)

    12/30/2005 9:50:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 97 replies · 4,098+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-31-05 | Bill Sammon
    Justice probes leak on intercepts By Bill Sammon THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published December 31, 2005 The Justice Department has begun an investigation into an illegal leak that allowed the New York Times to disclose that the National Security Agency was intercepting al Qaeda conversations.     "The leaking of classified information is a serious issue," White House deputy press secretary Trent Duffy told reporters near the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas.     "The fact is that al Qaeda's playbook is not printed on Page One. And when America's is, it has serious ramifications. You don't need to be Sun Tzu to understand that,"...
  • Leak in Domestic Spy Program Investigated [“ ...could reach high into the White House”]

    12/31/2005 5:05:34 AM PST · by johnny7 · 223 replies · 5,208+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 31, 2005 | By Josh Meyer
    The Justice Department inquiry could extend into all branches of the federal governmentWASHINGTON — The Justice Department disclosed Friday that it was investigating who had leaked classified information about President Bush's top-secret domestic spying program — paving the way for a potentially contentious criminal probe that could reach high into the White House, Congress and the courts. Several U.S. officials familiar with the investigation — which is in its infancy — said it would be conducted by FBI agents trained in probing national security and counterintelligence matters.The officials said the investigation would focus primarily on disclosures in the New York...
  • WAR AND TREASON AND THE NEW YORK TIMES (Please see post #65)

    12/30/2005 11:51:34 PM PST · by Mia T · 111 replies · 7,251+ views
    C-SPAN, The New York Times ^ | 12.31.05 | Mia T
      WAR AND TREASON AND THE NEW YORK TIMES by Mia T, December 29, 2005       inch Sulzberger rushed to the C-SPAN confessional booth mere days after 9/11. He had to make certain no one would blame The New York Times for that. The Times' '96 endorsement of bill clinton1 was the problem. The endorsement, you may recall, was contingent on clinton getting a brain transplant--specifically of the character lobe.2 How could The Times square that shameful, irresponsible endorsement with this monstrous failure3? Sulzberger quickly explained that The Times was able to endorse clinton by separating clinton's "policies"...
  • Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

    12/30/2005 6:47:59 PM PST · by Brilliant · 21 replies · 877+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 12/30/2005 | TONI LOCY
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has opened another investigation into leaks of classified information, this time to determine who divulged the existence of President Bush's secret domestic spying program. The inquiry focuses on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials said. The newspaper recently revealed the existence of the program in a front-page story that also acknowledged that the news had been withheld from publication for a year, partly at the request of the administration and partly because the newspaper wanted more time to confirm...
  • FBI and Justice Department finally investigate a real leak

    12/30/2005 4:51:59 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 105 replies · 2,319+ views
    Renew America ^ | 12-30-05 | Jim Kouri
    FBI and Justice Department finally investigate a real leak Jim Kouri December 30, 2005 The US Department of Justice has directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct an in-depth investigation in order to determine who disclosed a secret National Security Agency intelligence operation to a reporter from the New York Times. "We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA," said DOJ spokesperson Trent Duffy during a press conference earlier today. When the New York Times suddenly broke the story about the NSA top secret operation Bush conceded that he indeed authorized...
  • Leaks Investigation Finally Opens ! (Possible Lead !)

    12/30/2005 4:31:51 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 33 replies · 2,055+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 12/30/05 | vanity
    Government Opens “Leaks” Investigation – ( I have a Possible Lead ) I see by the TV the government is finally opening an investigation as to who has been leaking highly confidential information to the Media –(and thereby to any interested party –friend or foe in the entire world.) I ran an informal inquiry of my own when a Communist website began publishing articles about “CIA Torture Planes” – complete with aircraft descriptions, tail numbers,and names of registered owners – described as “CIA front companies”. My reasons for doing so were quite simple: First,anyone traveling on one of these planes...
  • Justice Department Probing Domestic Spying Leak (Washington Post Investigated Too)

    12/30/2005 11:21:29 AM PST · by Jay777 · 47 replies · 1,670+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, December 30, 2005 | Dan Eggen
    The probe is the latest in a series of controversial investigations into leaks of classified information during the Bush administration, including the disclosure of a CIA agent's identity that has resulted in criminal charges against former vice presidential adviser I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. The Justice Department has also opened a probe into whether classified information was illegally disclosed to The Washington Post, which reported on a network of secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
  • FNC: White House to Comment on NSA Leak Probe at 12:30 p.m.

    12/30/2005 8:28:50 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 71 replies · 2,908+ views
    December 30, 2005
    Fox News Channel: White House to Comment on NSA Leak Probe at 12:30 p.m.
  • Justice Dept. to probe leak of spy program

    12/30/2005 8:09:57 AM PST · by YaYa123 · 50 replies · 1,144+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 30, 2005 | Breaking news
    BREAKING NEWS NBC, MSNBC and news services Updated: 10:50 a.m. ET Dec. 30, 2005 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation to see who disclosed details about a secret domestic eavesdropping operation, department officials said Friday. “We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA,” one official said, referring to the National Security Agency
  • ACLU condemns Justice leak probe

    12/30/2005 2:50:55 PM PST · by rocksblues · 45 replies · 1,266+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 30, 2005 | unknown
    Asserts Bush should be investigated for lying to Americans, breaking law Posted: December 30, 2005 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2005 Accusing President Bush of breaking the law and lying to the American people, the American Civil Liberties Union today condemned a Justice Department investigation into the leak of the National Security Agency's operation to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists. The Justice Department announced the investigation today of disclosures to The New York Times about surveillance conducted without warrants on calls between U.S. citizens and terrorists in foreign countries since the Sept. 11 attacks. Administration officials argue the president had the...
  • ACLU Slams DOJ Investigation of NSA Whistleblower

    12/30/2005 12:04:58 PM PST · by Jay777 · 146 replies · 4,097+ views
    ACLU ^ | 12/30/2005
    NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today sharply criticized a Justice Department investigation into the disclosure of an illegal National Security Agency domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush. In a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as well as two full-page advertisements in the New York Times, the ACLU has called for the appointment of a special counsel to determine whether President Bush violated federal wiretapping laws by authorizing illegal surveillance of domestic targets. The following statement can be attributed to ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero: "President Bush broke the law and lied to...

    12/30/2005 7:38:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies · 2,019+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department begins investigation into the leak of classified information about President Bush's secret domestic spying program.
  • Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

    12/30/2005 9:14:17 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/30/05 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the leak of classified information about President Bush's secret domestic spying program, Justice officials said Friday. The officials, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, said the inquiry will focus on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Times revealed the existence of the program two weeks ago in a front-page story that acknowledged the news had been withheld from publication for a year, partly at the request of the administration and...
  • Justice Department going after leakers! - Fox News

    12/30/2005 7:26:42 AM PST · by Pukin Dog · 1,224 replies · 46,012+ views
    Fox News
    Just announced on Fox News, the Justice Department is going to investigate leaks pertaining to Goverment Wiretapping and Security programs.
  • Report: Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak

    12/22/2005 10:33:26 AM PST · by shield · 194 replies · 6,097+ views ^ | July 23, 2005 | 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." Rockefeller is the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Durbin is the No....