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  • Intelligence director Clapper apologizes for lying to Congress

    07/02/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for a “clearly erroneous” statement he made to Congress over the National Security Agency’s surveillance activity. In a letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released publicly on Tuesday, Clapper said he was mistaken when he told Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that the United States did not collect data on millions of Americans. “My response was clearly erroneous — for which I apologize,” Clapper wrote in the letter dated June 21. “While my staff acknowledged the error to Senator Wyden’s staff soon after the hearing, I can now openly correct...
  • Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak (Holder's People Aid Terrorists Out CIA Agents?)

    05/06/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2010 | Eli Lake and Bill Gertz
    Covertly taken photos of CIA interrogators that were shown by defense attorneys to al Qaeda inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison represent a more serious security breach than the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the agency's former general counsel said Wednesday. John Rizzo, who was the agency's top attorney until December, said in an interview that he initially requested the Justice Department and CIA investigation into the compromise of CIA interrogators' identities after photographs of the officers were found in the cell of one al Qaeda terrorist in Cuba. "Well I think this is far more serious than...
  • 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.
  • Kerry no-show in intelligence committee (and more - link articles)

    10/23/2004 8:11:22 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 7 replies · 557+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com/by way of IRN News.Com ^ | August 2, 2004 | Richard Stewart
    Missed 38 of 49 public hearings in 8 years WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry missed most of the public hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his eight years on the panel, according to his colleagues. During his tenure on the committee, which provides oversight of national intelligence agencies, Kerry was absent for 38 of 49 public hearings, according to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga. "There's been a total avoidance of discussion of the voting record of John Kerry," said Chambliss last week, following Kerry's acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination. "But that's not surprising. There's one area that...
  • Internal CIA report is sought by House

    10/21/2004 5:18:23 PM PDT · by TexKat · 7 replies · 557+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/21/04 | Greg Miller
    WASHINGTON -- The ranking members of the House Intelligence Committee have asked the CIA to turn over an internal report on whether agency employees should be held accountable for intelligence failures leading up to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, congressional officials said.
  • Calls Get Louder For Kerry’s Intel Committee Records

    08/18/2004 7:11:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies · 1,949+ views
    mensnewsdaily.com ^ | August 18, 2004 | Jeff Gannon, Talon News
    Republicans continue to press Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry to release his attendance records from his tenure on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Television ads that began airing Monday call into question the Massachusetts Democrat's commitment to reforming America's intelligence community. Kerry served on the panel from 1993 to 2000 and according to official records missed 76 percent of the public committee hearings during that time. During his eight years of service on the committee there were 49 open, public hearings. Of these 49, Kerry attended just 11. Among the most notable of those he missed is the June 8,...
  • TIMELINE of KERRY's presence on the Sen Intel Com with quotes and terrorist dots he ignored

    08/17/2004 2:20:43 PM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 12 replies · 1,670+ views
    scottmalensek.com ^ | 081704 | Sam Pender
    http://www.scottmalensek.com/forums/index.php? I find it incredibly awful that a man boasts about being on the Senate Intel Committee if he's not there half the time, and if his time on that committee is the exact same time frame as the rebirth of Al Queda to the 911 plot. Al Queda reborn in 92/93, begins bombing and grows to mega terror group by 2000. John Kerry on Sen Intel Committee from 93-2000. When asked for more money, he tries to cut budgets, and post911/postIraq there are at least 6 reports showing that the intel community needed major oversight during the period (guess...)...
  • DFU SONG: It's a Small World Afterall (Kerry and Kerrey can be confusing)

    08/17/2004 11:25:38 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 537+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - SMALL WORLD AFTERALL There's a problem with our identity...so to set things straight it is up to me He nailed Winger, you know...I am the gigolo And he has an extra vowel Bob has one more "e" than me...Bob has one more "e" than me Bob has one more "e" than me...why can't people see? He had lost a leg, I am pulling yours...I was gone after just a 4-month tour He nailed Winger, you know...I am the gigolo And he has an extra vowel The commitee chose him as its Vice Chair...on top of my head...
  • Does Anyone know about Kerry camp's "Bob Kerry" blooper today?

    08/16/2004 8:28:32 PM PDT · by MrChips · 16 replies · 1,580+ views
    8-16-04 | MrChips
    Tonight on Fox News I heard something (while I was on the phone) about the Kerry campaign claiming that Johnny boy attended certain Intelligence Committee meetings or something, mistaking him in their claims for "Bob" Kerry, who actually attended those meetings. They looked really foolish, or so it seemed, but I did not catch it all. Can someone fill me in?
  • Another Kerry Lie?

    08/16/2004 6:02:21 PM PDT · by CT · 65 replies · 2,835+ views
    RedState.Org ^ | 8/16/04 | Robert Torgoda
    In various press releases, including an August 6 "fact check," the Democrats have asserted that "John Kerry served on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for 6 years and is the former Vice Chairman of the Committee." Eugene Volokh questions this claim: Now the Republican National Committee is pointing out -- correctly, I think, based on my quick search -- that Kerry never was the Vice Chairman of the Committee; that post was held by former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey. I've followed up on Professor Volokh's work and conducted my own research. Democrats won't be pleased with the findings.... Posted...
  • Fox News Reports Bob, not John Kerry Was Vice-Chairman of Intelligence Committee

    08/16/2004 3:23:09 PM PDT · by what's up · 277 replies · 11,142+ views
    Fox News
    Fox News just had a news segment where the Kerry campaign, in angry response to Bush claims that Kerry attended few Intelligence briefings, said that Kerry had at one time been the Vice-Chairman of the Intelligence campaign. In response, the Bush people gleefully (Fox's word) returned fire by saying that it was BOB Kerrey, not JOHN Kerry who was Vice-Chairman of the Intelligence committee.
  • Kerry's Intelligence Committee Attendance

    08/16/2004 11:32:45 AM PDT · by Prost1 · 17 replies · 900+ views
    Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004 12:32 a.m. EDT Sen. Intel Chief Calls on Kerry to Release Records Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts called on Sen. John Kerry to release his Intelligence Committee attendance records on Sunday - as controversy swirled over claims that the top Democrat was mostly a no-show during important hearings. "The easiest way out of this is for John Kerry and John Edwards to request [Committee Vice Chairman] Sen. Rockefeller and myself to release the attendance [records]," Roberts told NBC's "Meet the Press."
  • Sen. Intel Chief Calls on Kerry to Release Records

    08/15/2004 11:39:56 AM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 107 replies · 3,279+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Aug. 15, 2004 | Newsmax
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004 12:32 a.m. EDT Sen. Intel Chief Calls on Kerry to Release Records Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts called on Sen. John Kerry to release his Intelligence Committee attendance records on Sunday - as controversy swirled over claims that the top Democrat was mostly a no-show during important hearings. "The easiest way out of this is for John Kerry and John Edwards to request [Committee Vice Chairman] Sen. Rockefeller and myself to release the attendance [records]," Roberts told NBC's "Meet the Press." Roberts urged that any Kerry record release should cover "not only...
  • REPORT OF THE JOINT INQUIRY INTO THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11

    08/05/2004 9:31:05 AM PDT · by Darko · 4 replies · 466+ views
    August 05, 2004 | Darko Trifunovic
    REPORT OF THE JOINT INQUIRY INTO THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 –BY THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE AND THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE
  • Kerry no-show in intelligence committee-Missed 38 of 49 public hearings in 8 years

    08/02/2004 4:44:02 AM PDT · by treeclimber · 52 replies · 2,150+ views
    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry missed most of the public hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his eight years on the panel, according to his colleagues. During his tenure on the committee, which provides oversight of national intelligence agencies, Kerry was absent for 38 of 49 public hearings, according to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga. "There's been a total avoidance of discussion of the voting record of John Kerry," said Chambliss last week, following Kerry's acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination. "But that's not surprising. There's one area that he claims to have a lot of expertise and...
  • Letter to send out on Kerry's record

    07/31/2004 9:16:24 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 16 replies · 519+ views
    "Bush was AWOL!!" scream the Democrats. Based on speculation and no hard evidence, the Democrats repeat this matra about something that supposedly happened 30 years ago. There is a far more contemporary and serious AWOL offense that may tie directly to the terrorism threat we face today that is based on indisputable evidence. From 1993 to 2000, John Kerry was AWOL from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence almost 80% OF THE TIME! Of 49 open, public hearings of the committee, Kerry attended just 11! The most notable of those he missed is the June 8, 2000, hearing on the...
  • The New Groupthink (Safire on Senate Intel Committee)

    07/13/2004 9:51:55 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 10 replies · 856+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/14/04 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    The New GroupthinkBy WILLIAM SAFIREPublished: July 14, 2004 he salient news in the Senate Intelligence Committee report is this: all you have been hearing about "he lied to us" and "they cooked the books" is a lot of partisan nonsense. The 511-page Senate report concluded this: Nobody in the White House or the Pentagon pressured the C.I.A. to change an intelligence analysis to conform to the judgment that the world would be a safer place with the monstrous Saddam overthrown.Ah, second-guessers say, but what about "groupthink"? Before Gulf War I, the consensus held that Saddam was five to 10 years...
  • Low on the intelligence curve

    07/14/2004 12:21:33 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 152+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2004 | Cal Thomas
    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has found bad information was provided to the Bush administration in the run-up to the Iraq war. Some members of Congress claim if they known then what they now know they would have not voted to authorize force to topple Saddam Hussein.     That adage about being careful about the finger you point at others because three are pointing back at you applies here. It is Congress, not the executive branch, that fashions our intelligence apparatus, authorizes money and sets parameters beyond which information collection may not legally go. Congress should at least share equal...
  • Chron Editors Rewrite Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report

    07/12/2004 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 3 replies · 416+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 7/12/04 | Jim Sparkman
    The editors of the S.F. Chronicle have long been convinced that George Bush is the main thing that’s wrong with this country. That judgment borders on a deep hatred that causes them to forget all those little details about journalistic integrity. They produced a lead editorial on Monday that takes the cake in that respect. They simply rewrite the Senate Intelligence Report to say what they wished it had said. Their conclusion is the opposite of what the report concluded insofar as Bush is concerned. Note these opening paragraphs: TRY AS it might, the Bush White House cannot just shrug...
  • Senate intelligence failure

    07/10/2004 7:36:05 AM PDT · by dts32041 · 23 replies · 716+ views
    WAshington Times | 10 JUL 04 | Editoral Staff
    Senate intelligence failure - Yesterday, through the release of its long-awaited report, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence unanimously blamed the CIA for errant assertions and mistaken assumptions about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs. Much of that scathing criticism is well-deserved. However, the blame must be shared by the members of the committee, who failed badly in their constitutional duty of oversight. There was "a global intelligence failure" at the CIA, said Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican. Many of the declarations of the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate have collapsed, and no surprise, since the estimate...
  • Report: CIA Gave False Info on Iraq

    07/09/2004 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 17 replies · 558+ views
    AP ^ | 07/09/04 | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    Report: CIA Gave False Info on Iraq 13 minutes ago Add Politics - U. S. Congress to My Yahoo! By KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The key U.S. assertions leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) — that Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) had chemical and biological weapons and was working to make nuclear weapons — were wrong and based on false or overstated CIA (news - web sites) analyses, a scathing Senate Intelligence Committee report asserted Friday. AP Photo Intelligence analysts fell victim to "group think" assumptions that Iraq had weapons...
  • Report: CIA Gave False Info On Iraq

    07/09/2004 11:45:16 AM PDT · by Sister_T · 23 replies · 506+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 09, 2004 | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - The key U.S. assertions leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) — that Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) had chemical and biological weapons and was working to make nuclear weapons — were wrong and based on false or overstated CIA (news - web sites) analyses, a scathing Senate Intelligence Committee report asserted Friday. Intelligence analysts fell victim to "group think" assumptions that Iraq had weapons that it did not, the bipartisan report concluded. Many factors contributing to those failures are ongoing problems within the U.S. intelligence community — which cannot be fixed with...
  • Senate Intelligence Report LIVE Thread

    07/09/2004 7:59:17 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 163 replies · 4,682+ views
    CNN and Cable news ^ | July 9, 2004
    Going on now. Roberts spoke, blamed CIA and intelligence agencies. Rockerfeller speaking, blames intelligence agencies and administration and (some) to the Congress.
  • Bush pledges reforms in response to Senate report on CIA

    07/09/2004 10:41:42 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 35 replies · 938+ views
    AFP ^ | July 9, 2004 | self
    President Bush said this today in response to the Senate Intelligence Committe report: "I look forward to working with members of Congress to put out reforms that will work," Bush said at a campaign event here, noting that he had not yet seen the report. "I want to know the truth. I want to know the facts, ... and I want to make this the best system we can have."The President also reiterated that Saddam Hussein had been intent on building weapons of mass destruction.
  • Force Spies to Work Together

    07/08/2004 10:49:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 206+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 9, 2004 | FLYNT LEVERETT
    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR WASHINGTON Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to release its report on the prewar intelligence on Iraq. The document is likely to make clear that America's intelligence network, particularly the Central Intelligence Agency, badly needs repair. The Senate report will also show that America's intelligence shortcomings aren't going to be addressed simply by changing C.I.A. directors. As the report should make clear, our spy services both failed to do a thorough enough job watching Iraq's weapons programs and played down evidence that challenged the prevailing assumptions that the programs were active. In addition, analysts did not critically...
  • Senate Iraq Report Said to Skirt White House Use of Intelligence(NYTIMES spinning)

    07/08/2004 1:02:35 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 20 replies · 514+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 07/08/04 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    July 8, 2004 INTELLIGENCE Senate Iraq Report Said to Skirt White House Use of Intelligence By DOUGLAS JEHL ASHINGTON, July 7 - A bipartisan Senate report to be issued Friday that is highly critical of prewar intelligence on Iraq will sidestep the question of how the Bush administration used that information to make the case for war, Congressional officials said Wednesday. But Democrats are maneuvering to raise the issue in separate statements. Under a deal reached this year between Republicans and Democrats, the Bush administration's role will not be addressed until the Senate Intelligence Committee completes a further stage of...
  • Senate panel set to release report damning US intelligence on Iraq

    07/08/2004 12:02:55 PM PDT · by TexKat · 12 replies · 530+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/8/04
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A scathing congressional report to be released Friday will blame the CIA for much of the faulty intelligence the Washington used to justify last year's invasion of Iraq, US lawmakers said. Members of the US Senate Intelligence Committee planned a press conference early Friday to introduce the 400-page "Report on Pre-War Intelligence on Iraq" which has been more than one year in the making. "Tomorrow's report ... will be intensely and extensively critical of the CIA for its intelligence failures and mischaracterizations regarding Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction," Democratic senator Carl Levin, a member of...
  • Dems seek partisan Intel staff

    05/03/2004 8:38:09 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 6 replies · 128+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/3/2004 | Geoff Earle
    Several Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats favor creating two separate partisan staffs on the panel so that Democrats can control half of its resources, according to sources. Some aides say the proposal, if implemented, could lead to enhanced oversight of the Intelligence community, which historically has had close — some say excessively close — ties with the unified, nonpartisan staff in the Senate. But intelligence matters are so sensitive this election year that no Democrats are claiming ownership of the idea, although it has been a topic of discussion among senators and staff. Democratic senators raised the issue at a recent...
  • House Intelligence Committee report on Counterterrorism Intel Capabilities prior to 9/11 (excerpts)

    04/10/2004 8:01:27 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 286+ views
    Mr. TAYLOR. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank both of our colleagues for appearing today. And Mr. Chairman, I would like to go back to something you just touched on because there was Khobar Towers. There was the American embassies—Africa, the Cole. Some people speculate that Trans World Airlines (TWA) 800 was an act of terrorism. There has never been compelling proof that it was otherwise. So I have to believe, given that that flight took off in New York, we have to at least suspect that. A couple of things were occurring that I was curious if your...
  • Not a Contemporary Piece of Information [8/6 PDB]

    04/10/2004 5:22:56 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 18 replies · 156+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/9/04 | James Taranto
    Ben-Veniste's rudeness was clear for all to see, but to understand just how dishonest was his line of questioning, look at this article from the May 27, 2002, issue of Human Events, a conservative Washington weekly: Sen. Bob Graham (D.-Fla.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told HUMAN EVENTS May 21 that his committee had received all the same terrorism intelligence prior to September 11 as the Bush administration. "Yes, we had seen all the information," said Graham. "But we didn't see it on a single piece of paper, the way the President did." Graham added that threats of hijacking...
  • FLASHBACK: May 27, 2002 -- Graham: We Had Same Info as Bush

    04/09/2004 11:37:39 AM PDT · by bigsky · 9 replies · 471+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 9, 2004 | David Freddoso
    [Editor's note: This article orginally appeared on the cover of the May 27, 2002, issue of HUMAN EVENTS.]Sen. Bob Graham (D.-Fla.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told HUMAN EVENTS May 21 that his committee had received all the same terrorism intelligence prior to September 11 as the Bush administration. "Yes, we had seen all the information," said Graham. "But we didn't see it on a single piece of paper, the way the President did." Graham added that threats of hijacking in an August 6 memo to President Bush were based on very old intelligence that the committee had seen...
  • Kerry & Clarke 9/11 Culpability: The Senate Intel Committee Findings on 9/11!

    03/29/2004 8:41:11 PM PST · by xzins · 90 replies · 831+ views
    Committee Reports ^ | Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    Senate Intelligence Committee: John Kerry Knew There Was 9/11 Danger and Did NOTHING! From the John Kerry for President site we learn this: (John Kerry's Time on the Senate Intelligence Committee Kerry is an Experienced Leader in the Intelligence Field – John Kerry served on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is the former Vice Chairman of the Committee. Kerry joined the Committee in early 1995 and served until early 2001. Among the areas closely investigated by John Kerry and the Intelligence Committee include global terrorism, world wide threats to U.S. national security, international espionage, weapons of mass destruction, drug...
  • 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.
  • US Congressional delegation begins visit to Libya

    02/13/2004 10:24:07 PM PST · by yonif · 13 replies · 152+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 13, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A US Congressional delegation arrived in Libya Friday on a one-day visit to meet with leader Moammar Gadhafi and other officials, a government official said. The delegation of six members of the House of Representatives, invited by Libyan government officials, arrived in the coastal city of Sirte earlier Friday. The group first met Al-Zanati Mohammed Al-Zanati, speaker of the People's Congress. Details of their talks were not available. They are expected to meet with Gadhafi before their departure Friday evening. In January, another congressional delegation and a separate trip by Representative Tom Lantos marked the first visits to Libya by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MemoGate- sedition, slander-- or something worse?

    11/06/2003 6:43:30 AM PST · by backhoe · 254 replies · 2,644+ views
    Various FR links | 11-06-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1015893/posts Politicized Memo Creates RowWashington Post ^ | November 6, 2003 | Dana PriestThe FACT that certain unknown Democrats are focusing more on taking down the president than intelligence, while we are at war and 2 years after suffering the worst attack on this country's soil, is unacceptable and as Zell Miller said, borders on treason.   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1015951/posts A Tale of Two Scandals Frontpage ^ | 11/6/03 | Ryan O’Donnell   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1015092/posts Democrats use national security intelligence for political purpose http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1015862/posts YOO-HOO Ds! (espec. Howard and Susan): How to use MEMOGATE to take your party back. . .    ...
  • Need full text of Feith Memo

    12/15/2003 8:46:29 AM PST · by Mr. Buzzcut · 2 replies · 171+ views
    12/15/2003 | me
    Anybody have a link to the full text of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith's memo to Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the one written about in the "Weekly Standard" and ignored by the "corporate controlled right wing media"? ;)
  • 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...
  • An Intelligent Democrat . . .

    12/06/2003 8:08:04 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 19 replies · 137+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | From the December 15, 2003 issue | by Stephen F. Hayes
    A LEADING DEMOCRAT on the Senate Intelligence Committee has reiterated his support for the war in Iraq and encouraged the Bush administration to be more aggressive in its preemptive measures to protect Americans. Evan Bayh, a Democrat from Indiana and a leader of moderates in the Senate, responded to questions last week on the war in Iraq and a memo detailing links between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden sent to the committee in late October by Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith and later excerpted in these pages. "Even if there's only a 10 percent chance that Saddam Hussein...
  • An Intelligent Democrat . . . on the Senate Intelligence Committee

    12/06/2003 10:27:42 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 212+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/15/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A LEADING DEMOCRAT on the Senate Intelligence Committee has reiterated his support for the war in Iraq and encouraged the Bush administration to be more aggressive in its preemptive measures to protect Americans. Evan Bayh, a Democrat from Indiana and a leader of moderates in the Senate, responded to questions last week on the war in Iraq and a memo detailing links between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden sent to the committee in late October by Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith and later excerpted in these pages."Even if there's only a 10 percent chance that Saddam Hussein and...
  • An Intelligent Democrat . . .

    12/05/2003 11:04:26 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 158+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 15, 2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A LEADING DEMOCRAT on the Senate Intelligence Committee has reiterated his support for the war in Iraq and encouraged the Bush administration to be more aggressive in its preemptive measures to protect Americans. Evan Bayh, a Democrat from Indiana and a leader of moderates in the Senate, responded to questions last week on the war in Iraq and a memo detailing links between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden sent to the committee in late October by Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith and later excerpted in these pages. "Even if there's only a 10 percent chance that Saddam Hussein...
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • 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>
  • 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,...