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  • Tea party groups threaten to sue IRS

    05/13/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | May 13, 2013 | Lauren French
    Tea party groups on Monday are threatening to sue the Internal Revenue Service after the agency admitted last week that it wrongly targeted conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. “We are looking at it pretty seriously,” said Dan Backer, a lawyer who represents a half dozen conservative groups targeted by the IRS, including Combat Veterans Training Group and TheTeaParty.net. “Given the sheer scope of maleficence at the IRS, there may be a legal recourse.” Backer said the IRS asked some of his clients for donor lists and extensive information from their Facebook pages. The IRS said on Friday that it...
  • The IRS: An Outlaw Tax Collector

    05/13/2013 9:12:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2013 | The Editors
    On March 22, 2012, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman testified under oath before the House Oversight Committee, which was inquiring as to whether the agency was targeting tea-party groups and other conservative organizations filing for tax-exempt status. He firmly and repeatedly denied that any such thing was happening. “There’s absolutely no targeting,” he said. A little over a year later, the IRS confirmed that it was in fact improperly targeting not only tea-party groups but also Jewish religious nonprofits and organizations inspired by Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project. Lori Lerner, the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt organizations, told reporters on Friday...
  • IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought

    05/13/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-13-2013
    An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas. The additional guidelines created by the agency were part of a timeline, obtained by Fox News, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which is looking into the controversial IRS practice. IRS officials apologized Friday for the scrutiny, but new information suggests senior leaders were apprised of the effort as early as 2011 despite public denials from the top.
  • IRS scandal grows to include debt critics

    05/13/2013 6:52:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    the IRS may have been casting an even wider net, and agents could have unfairly targeted groups that touted better government economic policy and debt pay-down. Also among the targeted: Groups that tried to educate about the Constitution or government policy critics ... at least one congressional member has wondered: What about Obamacare? Do critics of Obamacare face extra layers of IRS scrutiny, also?
  • Wider Problems Found at IRS

    05/12/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2013 | JOHN D. MCKINNON and SIOBHAN HUGHES
    The Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names—as the agency admitted Friday—to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to "make America a better place to live," according to new details of a government probe. The investigation also revealed that a high-ranking IRS official knew as early as mid-2011 that conservative groups were being inappropriately targeted—nearly a year before then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told a congressional committee the agency wasn't targeting conservative groups.
  • The IRS Admits To "Targeting" Conservative Groups, But Were They Also "Leaking"?

    05/13/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13,2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    A little over a year ago, I reported that, ”It is likely that someone at the Internal Revenue Service illegally leaked confidential donor information showing a contribution from Mitt Romney’s political action committee to the National Organization for Marriage, says the group.”
  • Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology, Republicans Vow Investigation

    05/10/2013 2:47:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/10/2013 | ABBY PHILLIP
    Conservative groups have rejected an Internal Revenue Service apology for unjustifiably scrutinizing tax-exempt conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle. The IRS apology has seemingly validated conservatives' fears of politically motivated regulation. House Republican leaders, meanwhile, have vowed to investigate. Lois Lerner, the director the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt organizations, said that organizations had been given additional scrutiny if their applications included the words "Tea Party" or "patriot." The practice originated with "low-level" employees in Cincinnati, according to an Associated Press report. In a press conference on Friday, Lerner called the actions of these employees "absolutely inappropriate." "They didn't...
  • GROUP GATHERS SIGNATURE for a “Petition Demanding Benghazi Massacre Special Prosecutor”

    11/12/2012 2:50:31 PM PST · by maggief · 10 replies
    GretaWire ^ | November 12, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    Special Operations Speaks Sets Thursday Press Conference to Present Congress with Petition Demanding Benghazi Massacre Special Prosecutor WHO: Members of Congress: The Honorable Louie Gohmert (R-TX 1) Additional members are likely to attend. We will update as each member confirms. Special Operations Speaks, PAC Leadership: Brigadier General Joseph S. Stringham, US Army (Ret.) Captain Larry Bailey, (SEAL), USN (Ret.) Colonel Dick Brauer, USAF (Ret.) WHAT: SOS leaders will present the congressmen with a petition containing the names of more than 100,000 Americans demanding a special prosecutor be appointed to fully investigate the events in Washington and abroad surrounding the murder...
  • Lawyer: Angela Corey missed deadline to release evidence

    04/28/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | April 28, 2012 | Sean Lavin, Assignment Editor
    SANFORD, Fla. - As controversy over the $200,000 George Zimmerman raised on PayPal took center stage Friday, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's decision to ignore legal questions raised over whether she's obeying Florida's public record law went largely unnoticed. But the issue of whether Corey has the legal right to continue preventing the public from seeing the evidence she says proves Zimmerman committed the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin seems to be coming to a head. The special prosecutor's office on Friday refused to make that evidence public -- even though an attorney fighting for the public's access insists Friday...
  • Holder’s OIG ’Gunwalker’ investigation passes historic milestone today

    12/28/2011 4:20:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 December, 2011 | David Codrea
    Exceeds time it took Warren Commission to produce report on JFK murder “I will certainly await the report that comes out of the inspector general and I will assure you and the American people that people will be held accountable for any mistakes that were made in connection with Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Eric Holder testified in a November 8 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. This leads to the questions of why it’s taking so long, and if the end result will be indicative of the self-serving stonewalling and foot-dragging the Department of Justice has exhibited throughout congressional investigations of...
  • Republican says Fast and Furious was hatched to build support for gun control

    12/08/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2011 | Jonathan Easley
    The botched gun-tracking operation Fast and Furious was a plot hatched by the Obama administration to impose stricter gun laws, a House Republican said. In an interview with the National Rife Association, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said the controversial Justice Department operation — which authorized the sale of guns to known and suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels — was a plot from the administration to build support for gun control. “This was the most anti-gun administration in our country’s history and there are a number of us that believe the whole genesis of this Fast and Furious...
  • Will Holder Turn State’s Evidence And Finger Obama Or Be Fitted With A Snazzy Orange Jumpsuit

    10/04/2011 2:39:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-04-11 | Skookum
    "What we've got here is... failure to communicate." A quote from the movie Cool Hand Luke: spoken by The Captain, the imperious warden and by Cool Hand Luke at the conclusion of the film. Anagnorisis is the moment or instant when ignorance gives way to truth; assumed to be first described by Aristotle in his "Poetics," it along with peripeteia (reversal of fortune) describe Eric Holder's recent encounter with facts and soon justice and perhaps federal prison in Leavenworth.How poetic, the ancient Greeks so aptly described the present situation Holder created for himself by committing perjury, a crime he...
  • Breaking News: Call for Special Counsel on Holder

    10/04/2011 1:52:22 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 4, 2011
    Exclusive: House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.
  • Newly Released Documents Prove: Holder Lied, and Hundreds Died via Fast and Furious

    10/04/2011 11:00:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/4/11 | AWR Hawkins
    Just the facts: On May 3, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and the House Oversight Committee for questioning on Fast and Furious. During questioning, Issa asked: “When did you first know about the program…called ‘Fast and Furious?” Holder responded: “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks” As I’ve written elsewhere, at the very moment Holder gave this answer, it was a safe bet he was being less than completely honest with the Congressional committee. But now the...
  • So When Is Eric Holder Indicted?

    10/04/2011 11:00:57 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 10/4/11 | Karl Denninger
    New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress. On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."
  • Congressional Letter asking Dumb0 for Special Prosecutor

    10/04/2011 1:20:35 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 60 replies
    Judiciary Committee ^ | 10/04/2011 | Judiciary Committee
  • Vanity: Wow! CNN AC 360 Fast and Furious report

    09/28/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN AC 360
    No video yet online. Great reporting, this is a must see. Replays at 10:00p.m. Eastern Time. Will post link to video when available.
  • Watergate Times Three

    09/19/2011 2:30:52 AM PDT · by opentalk · 61 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Robert J Mack
    You think Richard Nixon's presidency was the worst scandal ever? Well, so far, anyway. It all started with a tape holding a door open at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., discovered by a security guard 39 years ago on June 17, 1972. That discovery started a sinister chapter in America's history, fueled by the fervent investigative work of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post and ending with the president, Richard M. Nixon, exiting the White House in disgrace on August 9, 1974. A similar Watergate scandal could erupt for Barack Obama. The only difference is that...
  • Newest 'Project Gunwalker' revelations highlight need for special prosecutor

    09/03/2011 5:50:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 September, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman, and Sipsey Street Irregular Mike Vanderboegh have been covering, compelling new evidence strongly points to a deliberate cover-up of the "Gunwalker" scandal, involving at least the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) and the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona. The (very) short version is that emails between the BATFE Phoenix office and the U.S. Attorney's Arizona office openly discuss said cover-up. Stonewalling and cover-ups have been the hallmarks of the Obama administration's response to every attempt to get to the bottom of the Gunwalker scandal....
  • Fast And Furious Scandal: A Watergate For Obama?

    07/13/2011 4:21:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 13, 2011 | Staff
    Border: A 2-year-old video shows a high Justice official saying "the president has directed us," including the attorney general, to speed up Project Gunrunner and the offshoot that got a border agent killed. This tape has no 18-minute gap, and while it does not feature the president himself, the March 24, 2009, video may rival the tape that turned a "third-rate burglary" into a presidential resignation. No one died at Watergate. Agent Brian Terry lost his life in the administration's obsessive pursuit of gun control. In addition to Agent Terry, Immigration Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata was also killed in...
  • Black Leader Again Requests Obama Call for Black Panther Special Prosecutor

    07/13/2010 10:39:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 1+ views
    National Center For Public Policy Research ^ | July 13, 2010 | Press Release/Mychal Massie
    Washington, D.C. -- After seven months of silence, and with controversy growing by the day, the chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network sent President Barack Obama a second certified letter asking for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department’s questionable handling of its voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party.Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie wrote a letter to President Obama on December 4, 2009 asking for a special prosecutor that continues to remain unanswered. In his second certified letter to President Obama, dated July 8, 2010, Massie wrote: "During...
  • Black Minister Denounces New Black Panthers; Accuses Obama of Racial Pay-back Politics

    07/01/2010 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 14 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/01/2010 | Staff
    CHESAPEAKE, VA - Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., President of STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny), a grassroots organization dedicated to ending the racial divide, has denounced the Obama administration, accusing Eric Holder of engaging in "pay-back" against white people in the way the Attorney General's Office handled the black panther case. During the 2008 Presidential election, two members of the New Black Panther Party stood outside a voting poll in Philadelphia dressed in black uniforms and carrying nightsticks. Film shows that they were physically blocking the voting entrance at times and making racially incendiary statements such as, "Now you...
  • GOP requests special prosecutor to investigate Rep. Sestak's job offer

    05/26/2010 12:21:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 677+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday requested that the Obama administration appoint a special prosecutor to probe allegations it offered Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) a job to stay out of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic primary. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, the members say the alleged offer could have violated federal laws that prohibit the "promise of employment or other benefit for political activity.""The allegations in this matter are very serious and, if true, suggest a possible violation of various federal criminal laws intended to safeguard our political process from the taint of bribes and...
  • House Republican calls for special prosecutor to investigate ACORN

    10/05/2009 6:13:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2009 | Molly K. Hooper
    A top-ranking Republican lawmaker is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). In a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and obtained by The Hill on Monday, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) argues that President Barack Obama’s political ties to the scandal-plagued community-activist group and its affiliates will “taint” any potential Justice Department investigations. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has not announced whether it has launched a probe of ACORN, but Smith said any such investigation could be compromised. “I am very concerned that the president’s previous...
  • Obama and Acorn - Is there a case for a special prosecutor?

    09/16/2009 11:53:30 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 40 replies · 1,237+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 16, 2009 | JAMES TARANTO
    The Acorn scandal continues to mushroom. Yesterday BigGovernment.com published videos from a fourth Acorn office visit by freelance investigators...The woman manning the Acorn office in San Bernardino, Calif...responds to the pair's requests for help setting up a child-prostitution ring by claiming to be an ex-prostitute herself. "Heidi Fleiss is my hero!" she exclaims.... Think about it: When you feel threatened, isn't "Heidi Fleiss is my hero" the first thing you blurt out? Government officials continue responding to the Acorn revelations. The New York Post reports that Andrew Cuomo, New York's state attorney general, "yesterday launched an investigation into pork-barrel grants...
  • Obama: Free Terrorist, Investigate CIA!

    08/25/2009 1:13:56 AM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 4 replies · 429+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 8/25/9 | Peter Andrew
    You heard about AG Eric Holder appointing a special prosecutor to investigate CIA Interrogators, but did you miss this quiet little story yesterday? Team Obama released another terrorist from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They simply let him go. Even offered him a ride back to Afghanistan! They sent him back to his family near the place where he attacked U.S. Soldiers! Here are some details from Fox News: "the administration released Mohammed Jawad to his home in Afghanistan. Jawad had been accused of throwing a grenade in 2002 that injured two U.S. soldiers and their interpreter in Kabul....
  • Obama Seeks Special Prosecutor for Voter Registration Probe

    10/17/2008 5:41:32 PM PDT · by lieutenant columbo · 47 replies · 1,106+ views
    http://www.freep.com/article/20081017/NEWS15/81017065
    Obama's legal team seeks special prosecutor for voter registration probe By TODD SPANGLER • FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF • October 17, 2008 WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s legal team wants a special prosecutor to determine whether partisan politics is at play in a reported though unconfirmed Justice Department investigation of a voter registration effort which has been the target of numerous complaints of late, including one in Michigan. With the election just over two weeks away, Bob Bauer, Obama’s chief lawyer, said in a conference call with reporters this afternoon that he is asking U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to to...
  • Ex-Ala. gov. wants special prosecutor (Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman)

    02/25/2008 8:51:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 125+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/08 | Ben Evans - ap
    WASHINGTON - Attorneys for imprisoned former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on Monday called for a special prosecutor after a key government witness claimed that he was forced to write out his testimony to get his story straight. Vince Kilborn, an attorney for Siegelman who contends Republican politics was behind the Democrat's prosecution, said the defense was never told of any written notes by Nick Bailey, a former Siegelman aide whose testimony was crucial to the government. CBS's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday that Bailey said prosecutors met with him some 70 times and had him repeatedly write out his testimony because...
  • AG Nixes Special Prosecutor in CIA Case

    01/25/2008 10:44:14 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 201+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/25/8 | LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
    Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he doesn't plan for a special prosecutor to investigate whether the CIA broke the law when it destroyed videotapes of terror interrogations, defying some in Congress who want an independent look at the politically charged case. Mukasey, in a 41-minute briefing with reporters, also ducked repeated questions about whether he considers waterboarding an illegal form of torture — an issue expected to be at the top of the agenda when he appears next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Speaking tersely and in an even, low tone, Mukasey would not discuss whether he has...
  • Special prosecutor weighed for Gonzales

    07/24/2007 5:05:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,138+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/24/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Angry senators suggested a special prosecutor should investigate misconduct at the Justice Department, accusing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday of deceit on the prosecutor firings and President Bush's eavesdropping program. Democrats and Republicans alike hammered Gonzales in four hours of testimony as he denied trying, as White House counsel in 2004, to push a hospitalized attorney general into approving a counterterror program that the Justice Department then viewed as illegal. Gonzales, alternately appearing wearied and seething, vowed anew to remain in his job even as senators told him outright they believe he is unqualified to stay. He...
  • FReep This Poll! Do you agree with President Bush commuting I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison term?

    07/03/2007 12:29:25 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 1,197+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | July 3, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Here is the poll question in full form... Do you agree with President Bush's decision to commute former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison term? Yes No Not sure Link over to the North County Times/The Californian homepage. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice.
  • Coman may be no prize (Duke Rape Hoax)

    01/19/2007 8:45:09 AM PST · by freespirited · 44 replies · 1,574+ views
    News & Observer ^ | 1/19/07 | Barry Saunders
    Chill, homes. Before y'all start the victory dance over the fact that Mike Nifong is no longer prosecuting the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case, it's important to look at who is prosecuting it. Supporters of the Duke Three seemed on the verge of doing a celebratory Electric Slide in front of Duke Chapel upon hearing that Attorney General Roy Cooper had picked James Coman and Mary Winstead to take over the case. Pardon me, but isn't this the same Attorney General's Office that has overseen such judicial travesties as the Alan Gell case? In the Gell case, Coman was brought...
  • Fess Up. Mr. Armitage

    08/29/2006 10:14:57 PM PDT · by the Real fifi · 38 replies · 1,335+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/30/06 | editors
    From its very start, the ballyhooed case of who leaked the name of CIA analyst Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak has been drenched in partisan politics and media hypocrisy. The more we learn, however, the more it also reveals about the internal dysfunction of the Bush Administration and the lack of loyalty among some of its most senior officials.
  • Some Plame Truths

    03/13/2006 7:18:19 AM PST · by the Real fifi · 43 replies · 1,782+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/13/06 | clarice feldman
    This weekend some interesting developments appeared to rip some holes in the Wilson Gambit and further erode Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s credibility. David Corn of The Nation magazine and VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) have pushed nonsensical claims that Valerie Plame was a nonofficial cover agent (NOC), supplying the necessary predicate for an Agee Act (Intelligence Identity Protection Act) prosecution. While I could find scant reporting in the pre-indictment period poking holes in this ridiculous notion, Saturday’s Chicago Tribune carried five stories doing just that. In two of the most significant articles, the paper showed how easy it was...
  • Fitzgerald's Smoke and Mirrors

    02/02/2006 11:22:16 AM PST · by the Real fifi · 15 replies · 1,203+ views
    the american thinker ^ | 2/02/06 | clarice feldman
    Here is a sample of the sort of self-serving hooey the Special Prosecutor dished at his press conference following the indictment: FITZGERALD: The fact that she was a CIA officer was not well- known, for her protection or for the benefit of all us. It’s important that a CIA officer’s identity be protected, that it be protected not just for the officer, but for the nation’s security. It’s a far cry from his January 9 response to Libby’s counsel, responding to a discovery request (Exhibit B to Libby’s last filing):
  • Semi-News: Fitzgerald Seeks New Grand Jury Proceedings

    12/02/2005 9:16:19 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies · 284+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 25 Nov 2005 | John Semmens
    Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald says that the ongoing CIA leak investigation will involve proceedings before a new grand jury and that he could seek new charges in the case. Fitzgerald said “the investigation is continuing” and that “the investigation will involve proceedings before a different grand jury than the grand jury which returned the indictment” against Lewis Libby. “We intend to find out who put the ‘bop’ in ‘bop-shoo-bop’ as well as who put the ‘ram’ in ram-a-lamma-ding-dong,’“ said Fitzgerald. “‘Bop’ and ‘ram’ are violent-sounding words. Our theory is that these harsh words are intended as a message to intimidate...
  • Woodward testifies in CIA leak case

    11/16/2005 3:29:14 AM PST · by thegreatbeast · 45 replies · 2,401+ views
    The Washington Post via MSNBC wbsite ^ | Nov. 16, 2005 | Jim VandeHei and Carol D. Leonnig
    Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward testified under oath Monday in the CIA leak case that a senior administration official told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame and her position at the agency nearly a month before her identity was disclosed.
  • Letter to a Friend, or the Plame Affair

    10/29/2005 4:57:03 AM PDT · by tadowe · 39 replies · 1,188+ views
    Self | 10/29/05 | tadowe
    Dear [Friend,] Perhaps it is my experience in military intelligence which provides a perspective that other citizens can't see. In joining the Army Security Agency (ASA,) I was steeped in the rules governing security in documents, operations and in personal security. From that viewpoint, it is obvious to me that the CIA is complicit in meddling in domestic politics. It is specially true, when you stop and think that Ms. Plame was/is also steeped in the performance of security, and most certainly if she had been, or was a 'covert agent.' Wilson, of course familiar with the importance of personal...
  • What were pundits comments about perjury in Clinton years

    10/23/2005 10:55:11 PM PDT · by airedale · 16 replies · 917+ views
    vanity
    I just finished listening to Frank Rich on Meet the Depressed talking about how awful perjury is and ripping the administration up one side and down the other in typical Frank Rich fashion (barf). I've listened to other liberal pundits make similar comments. It got me wondering what they had to say about Bill Clinton perjuring himself in a civil trial and to several OICs. Does anyone have their quotes. I remember some of them like “everyone does it” but I don’t remember who said what. I’d sure like to be able to ask why their positions are so different...
  • Protecting Patrick Fitzgerald

    08/22/2005 2:46:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 707+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 22, 2005 | The Editors
    All summer long the question has brushed against the polished marble in Chicago's corridors of power. It's often whispered because, with so many informants now eager to help federal prosecutors build cases against public corruption here, some people don't want to look overly interested in the answer. So the question just keeps floating along: Will some powerful someone in the Republican Party persuade the White House to promote, fire or otherwise remove Patrick Fitzgerald, the aggressive U.S. attorney in Chicago? Fitzgerald has made many enemies over the years: Gambino family mobsters, international terrorists, rugby players who underestimate a soft-spoken opponent....
  • Daley denies knowing of leaked Hired Truck memo [Leak intimidates witnesses, undermines Fitzgerald]

    08/01/2005 7:56:10 PM PDT · by summer · 10 replies · 779+ views
    abc7Chicago.com ^ | July 29, 2005 | Andy Shaw
    July 28, 2005 — Mayor Daley is denying that he had any knowledge of a memo regarding the Hired Truck investigation that was improperly leaked to the city's Law Department and others. That memo contains the names of city employees who are cooperating with the government's investigation into City Hall corruption. Two big questions Thursday night: What, if anything, will U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who also handled the highly publicized CIA leak case in Washington D.C., do about a leak in the City Hall corruption case in Chicago? And even if Mayor Daley didn't see the list, why would a...
  • Former CIA agents tell RNC to shut up

    07/20/2005 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Perlstein · 174 replies · 5,472+ views
    AN OPEN STATEMENT TO THE LEADERS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE. The Honorable Dennis Hastert, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Dr. William Frist, Majority Leader of the Senate The Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate We, the undersigned former U.S. intelligence officers are concerned with the tone and substance of the public debate over the ongoing Department of Justice investigation into who leaked the name of Valerie Plame, wife of former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV, to syndicated columnist Robert Novak...
  • Was the Narcissistic Joe Wilson a Source in "Outing" His Own Wife Valerie Plame as a "CIA Agent"?

    07/19/2005 10:04:42 PM PDT · by FReethesheeples · 115 replies · 2,064+ views
    Could minor Ambassador Joe Wilson himself have been the source in blowing his own Wife's cover? It is distinctly possible, (though it may be unlikely that Joe Wilson himself directly was NY Times Judith Miller's source), since Joe Wilson himself evidently routinely bragged openly to strangers about her CIA employment, prior to such "cover" being "blown" in the press. Here's an example of Joe's apparently routine and open bragging about Valerie being a "CIA agent," which became known directly to me over a year ago: He certainly bragged about it per a famous and highly reliable source's (named below) account...
  • WSJ: Jailing Reporters - The press corps unleashed a prosecutor on itself.

    07/01/2005 5:03:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 28 replies · 1,048+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | July 1, 2005 | Editorial
    ...The truth... is that this is a debacle that some in the press corps have brought down upon themselves.... Liberal editorial pages were among the loudest in demanding that a special counsel be appointed to find the leaker. And only many months later, when Ms. Miller was in the dock, did New York Times editorials finally get around to admitting that the leak might not even be a crime. Their partisan loathing for Mr. Bush caused these editors to overlook the risks even to their own reporting self-interest. They have also left the press more vulnerable than it was before....
  • Holy Hillary: I Always Prayed

    01/21/2005 11:36:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 5,120+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/21/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Borrowing a page from President Bush, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told a Boston audience this week that prayer has always played a meaningful role in her life - though accounts from her days as a student radical suggest that's probably not true. "I've always been a praying person," Clinton told a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. According to the Boston Globe, the newly religious former first lady "invoked God more than half a dozen times" as she urged society to accommodate religious people who "live out their faith in the...
  • Hillary's in

    01/16/2005 3:10:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies · 3,068+ views
    You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends tell us that the two are cheering Sis on and say she's making all the moves to get ready for the race--presuming she is re-elected by New Yorkers in 2006.
  • Hillary Blasts Bush 'Fear Factor'

    01/19/2005 4:19:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,574+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/19/05 | Carl Limbacher
    On the eve of President Bush's second inauguration, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is blasting him as the "fear factor" president who tries to sell his irresponsible agenda by scaring the voters. "The fear factor has become the overriding strategic approach that this administration uses," Clinton complained to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The likely 2008 presidential candidate told the paper that Bush has used scare tactics to rally public support on issues ranging from U.S. policy in Iraq to privatization of Social Security. On Iraq Clinton griped that Bush had even botched the election process, saying that regional balloting...
  • Hillary Clinton on Environment

    01/20/2005 10:38:38 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 2,016+ views
    www.issues2000.org ^ | 2000 | Issues2000
    Hillary Clinton on Environment Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation Q: Do you support conserving energy?A: I’ve spoken about an energy policy that would include conservation tax credits that the Republicans have blocked. The administration has put forth an energy policy that we couldn’t get through that Republican leadership that my opponent is part of. We need a new Congress. I was pleased when the president did release some oil from the reserve. So we have work to do and it needs to be led by Democrats who understand that we shouldn’t be beholden to big oil. Source:...
  • HILL MARCHING TO OWN TUNE

    01/18/2005 12:55:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,932+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/18/05 | VINCENT MORRIS
    WASHINGTON - Tomorrow night, with the nation's capital awash in inaugural events, Sen. Hillary Clinton will be delivering a high-profile speech in Boston about politics and youth. She is the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a group headed by outspoken Boston minister, Rev. Eugene Rivers. Aides to Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential contender in 2008, said she agreed to give the speech a long time ago and said nothing should be read into the timing.
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...