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  • Clinton Appointee Linked to Bombshell Anti-Bush Intel Memo

    11/07/2003 8:58:47 AM PST · by kattracks · 244 replies · 1,226+ views ^ | 11/07/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    A former member of the Clinton administration is being linked to a bombshell Senate Intelligence Committee memo outlining a strategy to use information gathered by the committee to help drive President Bush from office in 2004. In an editorial Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports: "[Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-WV] refuses to denounce the memo, which he says was unauthorized and written by staffers. If that's the case, at the very least, some heads ought to roll. A good place to start would be minority staffer Christopher Mellon, who serves as deputy assistant secretary of defense for...
  • 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....
  • Rush Limbaugh: Doomed Democrats Live in Alternative Reality

    11/02/2005 5:34:06 PM PST · by wagglebee · 61 replies · 3,495+ views ^ | 11/2/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The funniest thing about this yesterday -- and there are a lot of funny things, it's hard to pick -- the funniest thing is the Democrat kook internet reaction. They thought this was going to result in Bush getting impeached. They actually thought that the Democrats, Dingy Harry invoking Rule 21 and shutting down the Senate, going into closed session, was finally what they've been asking for all along. So much is clear; so much is obvious. They were so let down over the lack of Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation leading to a trial on the war with Iraq and...
  • Rockefeller Memo Revisited: Why Reid Did What He Did?

    11/02/2005 9:09:47 AM PST · by sonsofliberty2000 · 32 replies · 1,936+ views
    Yesterday Senator Harry Reid forced the Senate into a closed session to discuss "an investigation of the intelligence underpinning the 2003 invasion of Iraq" Afterwards they came out, and said that three members from each party would: appoint a bipartisan group of senators to assess the progress of the "Phase 2" probe, the office of Majority Leader Bill Frist said. The three Republicans and three Democrats are to report back to Senate leaders by November 14. Reid immediately stated that his three Senators were Durbin, Rockefeller and another Senator (still looking for the official list). This concerns me, mainly over...
  • Dems close-Senate playbook in 2003 memo

    11/02/2005 9:11:02 AM PST · by JesseJane · 22 replies · 1,396+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 2, 2005 | unstated
    Document advised leaders to 'pull the trigger' on investigation A controversial memo [(aka Rockefeller Memo)] by a Democrat on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that surfaced in 2003 appears to contain the playbook party leaders used yesterday when they made the rare move of closing the chamber. The memo, offering ways Democrats could make the greatest gain from controversies over intelligence data used in the run-up to the Iraq war, says "we can pull the trigger on an independent investigation at any time." Democrats, the document advised, should, "Prepare to launch an independent investigation when...
  • Able Danger, 9-11 Report, Gorelick, and so much more...

    08/12/2005 12:19:36 PM PDT · by backhoe · 342 replies · 16,497+ views
    various FR links & stories | 08-12-05 | the heavy equipment guy
     Below is maybe the best summary of this treason.    This is the most interesting thread I have been on in sometime. This is when FR shines if you ask me because everyone is adding more of the puzzle pieces--  THE 9/11 COMMISSION IN MORTAL DANGER -- The best summary I've read yet about this massive coverup. Anyone doubt what Sandy berger was trying to shove down his pants now?  Archives Search Results.. Sandy Berger and SoxGate  The Gorelick article index Agreed -- it is explosive. Therefore, the media will start making excuses and hide the facts. Folks in new...

    08/11/2005 5:57:46 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 706 replies · 18,093+ views
    The Corner on National Review Online ^ | 08/11/05 | John Podhoretz
    It behaved disgracefully and in a nakedly partisan fashion, with former officials of the Clinton administration attempting to use the platform to damage the president's reelection chances. Then, after months of ludicrous conduct, out of nowhere came the brilliantly conceived and written report that set a new standard of eloquence and coherence for government documents, became a major bestseller and redeemed the commission's reputation. Well, that didn't last long.In a story filed at 7:10 PM, the Associated Press is now confirming all the particulars of what will now forever be called the Able Danger disaster. The 9/11 Commission staff did...
  • 9/11 Panel Decided to Omit a Reference to Atta

    08/11/2005 12:43:23 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 72 replies · 2,438+ views
    AP ^ | 08/11/05 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Sept. 11 commission knew military intelligence officials had identified lead hijacker Mohamed Atta as a member of al-Qaida who might be part of U.S.-based terror cell more than a year before the terror attacks but decided not to include that in its final report, a spokesman acknowledged Thursday. Al Felzenberg, who had been the commission's chief spokesman, said Tuesday the panel was unaware of intelligence specifically naming Atta. But he said subsequent information provided Wednesday confirmed that the commission had been aware of the intelligence. It did not make it into the final report because the...
  • Clerics may face treason charges

    08/07/2005 7:49:08 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 1,386+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8 August 2005
    BRITAIN might charge Islamic clerics with treason if they incited violence or praised suicide attacks as part of a security crackdown in the wake of the July London bombings, newspapers reported today. State prosecutors and senior police are due to meet this week to discuss what charges could be brought against preachers whose endorsement of the suicide attacks could incite further acts of terrorism, the Daily Telegraph reported. It said one option was to charge them with treason, which carries a life sentence in jail, or to deport them. On Friday, Prime Minister Tony Blair said he wanted sweeping new...
  • [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...
  • Both Houses of Congress Get Involved in 'Gannon' Case

    02/23/2005 4:57:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies · 1,223+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Wednesday, February 23, 2005 | Joe Strupp
    Two leaders of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee want the federal prosecutor investigating the Valeria Plame case to subpoena a personal journal of controversial White House reporter James Guckert, following Editor & Publisher's disclosure yesterday that Guckert claims he kept the journal for the past two years. "It is clear that a primary obstacle to the ... investigation is uncovering a precise chronology of when, and to whom, classified information was leaked," Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), one of those seeking the subpoena, told E&P. "The revelation by Editor & Publisher that Mr. Guckert kept contemporaneous records of his 'reporting' activities...
  • The Torture Canard

    06/13/2004 9:09:42 AM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 12 replies · 193+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | June 13, 2004 | Today's Featured Article
    Treating terrorists with kid gloves won't protect American soldiers. It was a when-did-you-stop-beating-your-wife moment. Attorney General John Ashcroft went before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week and declared, "This Administration rejects torture." Given the circumstances, it's hard to blame Mr. Ashcroft for being so defensive. But it sure would be helpful if someone in the Administration would take the initiative to challenge this latest Beltway uproar. At the very least, officials might muster some outrage over Democratic and media implications that U.S. officials have been in the business of justifying the use of torture.
  • Pentagon challenges Rockefeller on Feith hit

    07/14/2004 12:12:36 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 46 replies · 1,216+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2004 | By Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is accusing Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV of distorting the intelligence work of its No. 3 civilian official, and calling on the Democrat to prove his charges or retract them.     It is unusual for the Pentagon to formally take on a sitting senator. In this case, the challenge came in a letter to Mr. Rockefeller on Friday from Powell A. Moore, the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs.     "On behalf of the department, I request that, if you have any evidence supporting the serious charge you floated during your press conference, you provide it to the department,"...
  • 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...