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  • YUGE NEWS! NY Times Says There’s Nothing on the Trump Tapes

    03/04/2016 9:14:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 172 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-4-16 | Jim Hoft
    The New York Times leaked off-the-record conversation with Donald Trump in January recently to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed’s editor in chief Ben Smith wrote this week that Mr. Trump reportedly told the NY Times that his extreme position on deporting immigrants was fluid and developing. Senator Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio lashed out at Trump and immediately demanded that Donald Trump order the release of the off-the-record conversation.
  • Obama Admin Had Tapes of Bergdahl Deserting to Taliban - Ignored Them at Trial

    09/24/2015 11:32:31 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies ^ | 9/21/15 | jim hoft
    Obama Admin Had Tapes of Bergdahl Deserting to Taliban - Ignored Them at Trial Retired General David Hunt told Bill O'Reilly tonight the Obama administration has tapes that prove Bowe Bergdahl deserted to the Taliban. The Obama administration did not use the tapes in the trial of Bergdahl.
  • Presidential Impeachment Proceedings - Richard M. Nixon

    03/11/2015 11:14:07 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    This is an excerpt with some particularly timely clips. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To avoid handing over all of the 42 subpoenaed tapes to the House Judiciary Committee, Nixon instead released 1,254 pages of edited transcripts of 20 tapes in the spring of 1974. But the transcripts caused a national sensation as Americans glimpsed behind closed doors for the first time at a cynical Nixon who frequently used obscene language in the Oval Office, in contrast to his carefully tailored public image. The transcripts also revealed Nixon frequently discussing Watergate including the raising of "hush money" to keep the burglars quiet. "We could...
  • Modernist Press Tapes Modernist Priest’s Confession

    03/14/2015 9:11:53 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | 3/14/15 | Fr. Peter Carota
    All over the Catholic world, statements are being made by the pope, cardinals, bishops, religious and priests about compassion for people in adultery and homosexual relationships. This is giving people arms to attack any priest or bishop who may uphold true Catholic and biblical teaching on the sinful nature of these sexual unions. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh....
  • Never-Before-Heard Tapes of Reagan Revealed

    11/10/2014 6:31:01 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | November 10. 2014 | New York Post
    President Ronald Reagan secretly recorded some of his conversations with foreign leaders, discovered author William Doyle, who shared some of these never-heard tapes exclusively with The Post. "Until now, taping was thought to have stopped in the Nixon era. I discovered that was not the case," Doyle said. The recordings from the White House Situation Room include Reagan trying to convince an intractable Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to hold off the pullout of Israeli troops from Lebanon in 1983 until Lebanese forces can replace them; the president discussing the release of Western hostages in the Middle East with Pakistani...
  • John McCain says the Obama Administration has Classified Benghazi Surveillance Tapes Top Secret!

    10/27/2012 5:45:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 109 replies
    Vanity | 27 October, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    At the townhall in Yuma, Arizona today, Senator John McCain said that the Obama administration has classified the surveillance tapes from the Benghazi scandal as "Top Secret". This makes the tapes unavailable to the public and most legislators. Senator McCain seemed skeptical about the necessity of classifying the tapes.
  • (Vanity) Breaking Down Breitbart's Final Speech

    04/22/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    I think we should be asking a lot more questions about Breitbarts death. He promised that we would see tapes Breitbarts Full CPAC Speech At 5 minutes and 21 seconds into the video. "I've got videos by the way. This election we are going to vet him. I've got videos. This election we are going to vet him! From his college days to show you... (pause for applause)... why.. to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change were sold in 2008. The videos are going to come out. The narrative is going...
  • Michelle Malkin Skewers Juan Williams Over Obama Harvard Protest Tapes (Video)

    03/07/2012 10:11:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/7/12 | Fox
    Michelle Malkin was invited on the Hannity Show tonight to discuss the Obama Harvard protest tapes that were released today by Michelle blasted leftie Juan Williams for playing down the significance of the tapes – tapes that show Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard in defense of a radical academic tied to Rev. Jeremiah Wright. And, once again we learn that the only experience Barack Obama brought with him to the White House was his expertise in radical, anti-American, socialist doctrine.
  • Breitbart will release full video of Obama tonight on Hannity at 9pm.

    03/07/2012 11:17:16 AM PST · by jdokey · 337 replies
    Obama tapes will be released tonight on Hannity tonight. Click on link for more info.
  • Ben Smith Releases Selectively Edited Obama Race Video

    03/07/2012 11:01:57 AM PST · by Jayster · 122 replies ^ | 3/7/2012 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.” The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright--about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours. However, the video has been selectively edited--either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, will be...
  • My Prediction for the Secret Obama Tapes

    03/02/2012 9:53:14 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/2/2012 | Thomas Ferdousi
    With the conservative world still mourning Andrew Breitbart, one of his confidantes stated yesterday that Breitbart's plan of releasing tapes of a young Barack Obama would go on. As he told Sean Hannity last night, the tapes will be released in a week to ten days. So what's going to be on these tapes? I had a chance to peruse the HotAir comments and some common themes keep surfacing: - Radical racial rhetoric. - Radical Marxist rhetoric. - Film of Obama with Bill Ayers or Bernie Dohrn. - Film of Obama during his 1980s trip to Pakistan.
  • Stephen Bannon: We’ll release the tapes Breitbart has of Obama’s college years in the next 10 days

    03/01/2012 9:33:57 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 91 replies · 550+ views
    HotAir ^ | Thursday March 1, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, here’s the hotly anticipated answer to the lingering question raised by Breitbart’s CPAC speech. No, he wasn’t just messing with the left’s head when he said he has tapes of The One in his younger years. They exist, says Bannon, and he and some of the “Big” guys like Joel Pollak and Larry O’Connor are going through them. They must be near the end of their review too if Bannon can promise them as soon as 10 days from now. Obviously there’ll be organizational upheaval for them to deal with in the days ahead, especially with a new...
  • Giddy Up! Steve Bannon Says They Are Going To Release Breitbart’s Tapes Of Obama During His College

    03/01/2012 6:58:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies · 79+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3/1/12 | zip
    These are the tapes Andrew said he had during his CPAC speech.
  • ***Andrew's Tapes to Be Aired On Hannity in a week to 10 days***

    03/01/2012 6:09:15 PM PST · by The Wizard · 89 replies · 23+ views
    Steve Bannon Just announced on Hannity that they are working on the tapes and they will be on his show
  • Re Andrew Breitbart: Forget the sappy tributes--just carry on his work.

    03/01/2012 2:15:00 PM PST · by giotto · 29 replies · 7+ views
    self | Mar 1, 2012 | giotto
    This is addressed mostly to members of the media, whether it's Big Media or alternative media. Andrew Breitbart was a member of your profession. He was a brother in arms, so to speak. He announced just 20 days ago that he had tapes that would clarify why Obama is the most divisive, radical president we've ever had, tapes of Obama's college activities and involvement with "the silver ponytails." Don't waste our time on pointless eulogizing. Just pick up where he left off and find out what was in those tapes. Do your own research into Obama's murky past. You have...
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon
  • Audio Tapes Reveal More Details in 'Fast and Furious' Gunrunner Scandal

    09/21/2011 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/11 | William Lajeunesse
    In a series of secretly recorded audio tapes, the owner of the gun store that sold a record number of weapons in Operation Fast and Furious admittedly sounds arrogant, crude and complicit in the U.S. government's plan to sell high powered assault rifles to the Sinaloa Cartel. However, the lawyer representing the Lone Wolf Trading Co. says owner Andre Howard made the tapes only after he suspected he was being lied to, and his language is meant to get Hope MacAllister, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to implicate herself and her agency in their...
  • O Jackie! . . . Private tapes of the First Lady are shocking liberal America

    09/14/2011 10:49:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 69 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 14, 2011
    She was the First Lady whose elegance defined a golden age for America. But while Jackie Kennedy might have awed world leaders with her White House dinners, we now know she could stick the knife in. She described India’s future leader Indira Gandhi as a ‘pushy, horrible... bitter prune’, French president Charles de Gaulle as a ‘spiteful egomaniac’ and civil rights leader Martin Luther King as a ‘terrible’ man and a ‘phoney’, who took part in sex parties. As for U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, don’t get her started. She described him as bitter, hard-drinking and uninspired. The former...
  • Tapes Show Planned Parenthood Injured Woman in Botched Abortion

    04/07/2011 10:36:45 AM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies ^ | April 7, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Tapes Show Planned Parenthood Injured Woman in Botched Abortion Everett, WA -- The audio tapes of a 911 call in Washington state confirms a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington state was forced to rush a woman to the hospital following a botched abortion.
  • The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct

    09/12/2010 9:47:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 4 May, 2010 | Graham Rayman
    Two years ago, a police officer in a Brooklyn precinct became gravely concerned about how the public was being served. To document his concerns, he began carrying around a digital sound recorder, secretly recording his colleagues and superiors. Chad Griffith At 1.7 square miles, the 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant is one of the smallest in the city, but the densely populated neighborhood is also a rough place to work. One cop there recently told us, “It keeps you from getting bored is about all you can say.” At 1.7 square miles, the 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant is one of the...
  • Omission cited in destruction of interrogation videos

    07/28/2010 12:56:57 PM PDT · by begemot2 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2010 Jul 26 | Matt Apuzzo
    Officer left names of lawyers off note By Matt Apuzzo Associated Press / July 26, 2010, Monday WASHINGTON — When the CIA sent word in 2005 to destroy scores of videos showing waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, there was an unusual omission in the carefully worded memo: the names of two agency lawyers. [...] But when the CIA’s top clandestine officer, Jose Rodriguez, told a colleague at the agency’s secret prison in Thailand to destroy interrogation videos, he left the lawyers off the note. [rest of article deleted for copyright reasons]
  • Oh my: Mel Gibson tapes might have been doctored

    07/16/2010 8:26:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 07/16/2010 | Allahpundit
    Huh. Well then, I’m eager to discover from what context “I’ll burn the goddamn house up, but blow me first” might have been unfairly ripped.Second look at Mel Gibson’s sanity? Forensic audio and video experts examined the recordings for and believe someone tampered with them, editing the audio, removing parts of conversation and piecing together phrases to make the recordings sound real.“One of the things that you have to know is that nobody at this point can authenticate it’s Mel’s voice — not 100 percent,” Bonnie Fuller, editor of, said on “Good Morning America” today. “There are words...
  • Breitbart to NAACP Chief: ‘Go to Hell!’ (audio)

    07/15/2010 4:44:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies
    1100 AM The Flag ^ | July 15, 2010
    Breitbart: “Let me say something a tad newsworthy to the president of the NAACP. You can go to hell. ... I have tapes…tape of racism and it’s an NAACP dinner. You want to play with fire? I have evidence of racism and it’s coming from the NAACP."
  • Tapes Show that GSS Incited Perlman to Murder (Israel)

    07/14/2010 6:03:01 PM PDT · by Nachum
    inn ^ | 7/14/10 | Hillel Fendel
    The much-publicized arrest on Wednesday of Chaim Perlman, 30, has set off a chain of events that has left the Shabak (Internal Security Agency, or ISA) very much on the defensive. Perlman is a member of the religious-Zionist Givat Washington community near the coastal city of Ashdod. Following the arrest, it was said in the name of "sources close to Perlman" that he has evidence proving that the ISA tried to goad him into carrying out illegal acts. Soon afterwards, the ISA came out with a response.
  • Stunning 2006 Barney Frank Video Surfaces (The Tulip Tapes)

    05/07/2010 6:19:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies · 10,410+ views
    Human Events ^ | Friday, May 7, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Link to page with YouTube Video.(Video caption: Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) speaking at a forum on national housing policy on December 11, 2006. Three weeks after making this speech at the Treasury Department, Frank became Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Frank on Democrats taking over regulatory reform:“You will see far less difference with Democrats taking over in the Financial Services regulatory area than in virtually any other area of public policy, because we did work together on things like regulatory relief and we have more to do yet in the deregulation. One of the things we did was...
  • The Quiet Dignity of Rielle Hunter

    02/24/2010 6:53:47 PM PST · by yorkie · 34 replies · 1,404+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 22, 2010 | Jonathan Darman
    John Edwards, as described by former aide Andrew Young in Young's book The Politician: "Since she was 'a crazy slut' and they had an 'open' relationship, he thought there was only a 'one-in-three chance' that he could be the father of her baby." Elizabeth Edwards, wife of John Edwards, in her book Resilience: "I have come to understand his liaison with this woman … Those with any fame or notoriety or power attract people for good reasons and bad … They flatter and entreat, and it is engaging, even addictive. They look at our lives, which from the outside in...
  • Tapes Reveal Edwards Discussing Scheme and Mistress Complaining, Ex-Aide Says

    02/11/2010 10:45:59 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 52 replies · 1,482+ views
    FOX ^ | 2/11/10 |
    John Edwards' former mistress would "get extremely upset and threaten to go public" whenever he discussed his love for his wife Elizabeth in the media, a former aide told Fox News Thursday, as he released a voice mail tape in which a woman he said was Rielle Hunter can be heard complaining to Edwards about such an interview. John Edwards' former mistress would "get extremely upset and threaten to go public" whenever he discussed his love for his wife Elizabeth in the media, a former aide told Fox News Thursday, as he released a voice mail tape in which a...
  • LAMBERTVILLE: Restaurant owner jailed on attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault...

    12/04/2009 3:41:19 PM PST · by Cindy · 34 replies · 2,131+ views
    CENTRAL ^ | >MAY 14, 2009< | N/A
    "LAMBERTVILLE: Restaurant owner jailed on attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other charges" 14 May 2009 | Uncategorized LAMBERTVILLE — SNIPPET: "Khalid Altawarh, 36, who also goes by the name David Shookby, took the woman’s Jeep Wrangler and fled the scene when she escaped into the arms of a friend who had stopped by to see if she was all right. She had failed to show up for work that morning, May 8, police said. Plumstead Township, Pa., police Chief Duane E. Hasenauer said Mr. Altawarh has been charged with attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other related...
  • The reel deal - Lost Beach Boys tapes surface in SLO County

    09/03/2009 1:25:22 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies · 998+ views
    The Beach Boys have had more Top 40 singles than any other American band and are the best selling American band ever, yet their career is marred by drug abuse, the untimely deaths of Dennis and Carl Wilson, the very public mental breakdown of chief songwriter and singer Brian Wilson, and a relentless history of litigation and acrimony among the surviving members (Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and Mike Love all tour separately, though Love now owns the Beach Boys name after a protracted legal battle). Theirs is the story of unparalleled triumphs and soul-searing tragedies. Yet the popularity of the...
  • Jurors hear tapes in Jefferson RAT-La trial (One angry Billy Jeff still afraid the “pokey”)

    06/19/2009 6:27:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1,485+ views
    2 The Advocate ^ | 6/19/09 | GERARD SHIELDS
    Jurors hear tapes in Jefferson trialBy GERARD SHIELDS Advocate Washington bureau Published: Jun 19, 2009 WASHINGTON – Jurors in the bribery trial of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson got their first chance Thursday to listen to secretly recorded government tapes that include Jefferson expressing worry about landing in the “pokey.” The 18-year congressman was upset when a Kentucky telecommunications business owner suggested that they get a new investor for a project the two were promoting in Africa. In one obscenity-laced statement, Jefferson was heard to say that the activities in which they were engaged could land them all in the...
  • Officials Get Tapes of AZ Planned Parenthood Hiding Rape

    02/11/2009 9:53:22 AM PST · by julieee · 3 replies · 451+ views ^ | February 11, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Tucson, AZ -- The activist who recorded tapes of staff members at a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Arizona covering up a potential case of statutory rape have been turned over to local officials. Meanwhile, the abortion business is coming under fire for not apologizing or admitting any wrongdoing in the case.
  • Top Democratic consultant on FBI Blagojevich tapes

    01/22/2009 7:30:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 728+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/09 | Brett J. Blackledge and Adam Goldman - ap
    CHICAGO – A partner in a prominent, Washington-based political consulting firm is among those secretly recorded discussing ways Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich can cash in on President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Frederick S. Yang, a top executive at Peter D. Hart Research Group Associates, is identified by prosecutors in the Blagojevich criminal complaint as "Advisor B," ... The Hart firm has represented dozens of Democratic governors and members of Congress. The revelation that a key executive at the company was captured on FBI wiretaps working with the governor could embroil one of the nation's most respected and influential polling...
  • Top Democratic consultant on FBI Blagojevich tapes

    01/22/2009 7:31:15 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 26 replies · 1,018+ views
    01/22/09 | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and ADAM GOLDMAN rules:link only
  • FBI Affidavit: Summary of Nov. 10, 2008 Blagojevich/Washington 2-Hour Phone Call (Juicy Read)

    12/11/2008 7:22:40 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 27 replies · 3,579+ views
    U.S. District Court Complaint/FBI affidavit posted on "The Smoking Gun" ^ | December 9, 2008 (filing date) | FBI criminal complaint
    The sworn affidavit by FBI Agent Daniel Cain, starting at page 54, is posted at this site. It does not appear that the previous pages can be accessed, but you can click on the "Next" tabs to the right of the text. Click on the tabs to get to the pertinent pages 62-66, paragraphs 101 - 103, to read the summaries of a crucial November 10, 2008 2-hour phone call between Blagojevich, his wife, his General Counsel John Harris, and "various Washington D.C.-based advisors," including "Advisor B." ("The Smoking Gun" states "Additionally, Rahm Emanuel, the incoming White House chief of...
  • What is Allegedly on the Obama-Khalidi Tape;

    11/03/2008 5:44:27 PM PST · by defal33 · 15 replies · 1,968+ views ^ | November 03, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    Per Debbie Schlussel Peculiar Detail About L.A. Times Reporter Who "Watched" Tape As you know, the Los Angeles Times refuses to release a tape of Barack Obama at a dinner honoring his good buddy, anti-Israel Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi, at which anti-Semitic and anti-Israel poems and statements were made.We know why they refuse to release it: it shows Obama doing something really bad, and they don't want us to see it. Now, Reader Yochanan tips me off to this from Doug Ross, quoting one of his sources: Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can't release it is because...
  • Intended release of Michelle Obama tapes stirs trouble(criminal charges for Axelrod?)

    10/29/2008 2:23:17 PM PDT · by americanophile · 89 replies · 3,641+ views
    African Press International ^ | October 30, 2008 | API
    The Obama camp is not saying anything publicly now, but have chosen to work behind the scenes in their efforts to influence the release of Michelle Obama tape. The impact the tape is expected to have on National Security when finally released will be huge. Peaceful approach to have the tapes not to be released has now turned into direct threats directed against API. The threats being unleashed against API comes after API Chief Editor’s unwillingness to accept the offer of a bribe by Obama Camp’s Campaign Manager was turned down. The next few hours will be very crucial for...
  • Michelle Obama tapes Reveals: Raila Odinga in Priority list of First guests to White House

    10/25/2008 9:43:21 AM PDT · by Danae · 127 replies · 5,228+ views
    African Press International ^ | 10/25/2008 | African Press International
    For those Tired of the whole API story, deal with it, it may be our best hope for preventing Obama from becoming POTUS. D +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Michelle Obama tapes Reveals: Raila Odinga, Kenya’s Prime Minister is in the Priority list of the First guests to the White House if Obama wins the US Presidency. African Press International 10/25/2008 The Michelle Obama tapes lasting for 54 minutes discusses many important issues. The tape will most probably be released to the American people and the world at large, before the US Presidential elections because many people are pushing for that to happen and...
  • Exclusive: L.A. Police Chief Bratton tapes anti-McCain robo-call for Obama

    10/24/2008 1:34:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 891+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 10-24-08 | Joel Rubin
    Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton has recorded a robo-call campaign message on behalf of Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama. Bratton, who was scheduled to deliver an address on urban policing at Johns Hopkins University this evening, could not be reached immediately for comment. The message reportedly criticizes the record of Republican Party presidential nominee John McCain on law enforcement issues. A spokesperson for Bratton confirms that he has recorded the political campaign message but would not provide details of its content
  • Update! API will come with more information on Michelle Obama tapes at 16.00 hours Norwegian time

    10/20/2008 7:29:23 AM PDT · by Danae · 92 replies · 4,112+ views
    UPDATE ZERO HOUR IS 1600 NORWAY TIME API will reach out with important update to the readers at 16.00 hours Norwegian time. Ok FOlks, we have us a Zero hour... Now Cookies for telling me what time that is Pacific! LOL Ok all kidding aside, the cards are being dealt. We have been through a lot of pressure after we published the story. The fact that some people want us to take decisions hurriedly does not help us much. To those who want to listen and take us seriously: The tapes are there and the truth must be told. If...
  • LBJ tapes show a strong connection to Israel

    05/28/2008 12:48:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 245+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/08 | Beth Marshall - ap
    JERUSALEM - Tapes of Lyndon Johnson's Oval Office conversations, released to the public for the first time on Wednesday, reveal that the American president had a personal and often emotional connection to Israel, a scholar said. In the first public presentation of the tapes Wednesday at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Professor Robert Johnson said this connection influenced his policy decisions and helped lay the foundation for the special relationship between the two nations. "I sure as hell want to be careful and not run out on little Israel," Johnson said in a March 1968 conversation with his ambassador to the...
  • Ex-CIA official wants immunity (before testifying to Congress about CIA videotapes destruction)

    01/09/2008 5:34:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 73+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/09/08 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Jose Rodriguez told Congress the former CIA official won't testify about the destruction of CIA videotapes without a promise of immunity, two people close to the tapes inquiry said Wednesday. Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, ordered that the tapes, which show harsh CIA interrogation of two al-Qaida suspects, be destroyed in 2005. Rodriguez is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Jan. 16. Defense attorney Robert Bennett told lawmakers, however, that he would not let Rodriguez testify because of the criminal investigation into the case. Without a promise of...
  • Judge won't inquire into CIA tapes case

    01/09/2008 3:53:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 101+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/09/08 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - A federal judge refused on Wednesday to delve into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, saying there was no evidence the Bush administration violated a court order and the Justice Department deserved time to conduct its own investigation. The decision by U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy was a victory for the Bush administration, which had urged the courts not to wade into a politically charged issue already being investigated by the Justice Department, CIA and Congress. The CIA acknowledged last month that in 2005 it destroyed videos of officers using tough interrogation methods while questioning two al-Qaida...
  • Justice To Open Criminal Probe On CIA Videotapes

    01/02/2008 3:29:35 PM PST · by jdm · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 02, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Michael Mukasey has decided to open a criminal investigation into the destruction of videotaped interrogations conducted by the CIA that included waterboarding. John Durham, the federal prosecutor for Connecticut, will head the probe. It raises the stakes for everyone involved in the destruction of the tapes, which the CIA denied ever having and kept from the 9/11 Commission: The Justice Department opened a full criminal investigation Wednesday into the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes, putting the politically charged probe in the hands of a mob-busting public corruption prosecutor with a reputation as being independent. Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced that...
  • Mukasey rejects congressional request on CIA probe

    12/14/2007 5:40:50 PM PST · by xcamel · 41 replies · 639+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:05pm EST | By Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Friday rejected a congressional request for information about a Justice Department probe into the CIA's destruction of videotapes of harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists. The Democratic-led Congress has begun its own investigations of last week's disclosure that the CIA destroyed some tapes in 2005, with critics charging a possible cover-up of illegal torture. In refusing to release information that federal investigators have dug up so far, Mukasey wrote: "The department has a long-standing policy of declining to provide non-public information about pending matters." "This policy is based in part on our...
  • The law is clear (or Throw Bush in jail for Waterboarding!)

    12/12/2007 6:33:31 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 45 replies · 51+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | December 12, 2007 | Sun Editorials
    Torture is not difficult to define, and neither is the extent to which agents of the executive branch can use it. Torture is immoral and un-American and of doubtful utility - but it is also a criminal act. And anyone who commits torture is committing a crime. The CIA's admission that it destroyed at least two tapes of sessions that employed techniques of "enhanced interrogation" is an admission that it destroyed evidence of crimes. It doesn't matter who gave what legal opinion approving the destruction of the tapes, except that it implicates those who did so as co-conspirators. It also...
  • CIA Lawyers Gave Written OK to Destroy Tapes

    12/11/2007 5:01:34 AM PST · by Brilliant · 18 replies · 30+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | 12/11/2007 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    CIA lawyers in a clandestine branch known then as the Directorate of Operations gave written approval to destroy two videotapes of interrogations of al-Qaida suspects, the New York Times reports. A former intelligence official told the newspaper that Jose Rodriguez Jr., then the chief of the directorate, concluded he had the authority to destroy the tapes in November 2005 based on written advice from lawyers in the division. The advice of the CIA lawyers was at odds with that of lawyers within the White House and the Justice Department, who advised the agency in 2003 that it should not destroy...
  • Biden Wants Special Counsel in Tape Case (Huckabee Sides with Dems, throws CIA under the Bus)

    12/09/2007 3:52:08 PM PST · by NavVet · 78 replies · 226+ views
    AP ^ | 12/9/07 | AP
    The Senate and House intelligence committees are both investigating the destruction of the tapes and Hagel said one goal is to know whether justice was obstructed and who in the White House might have known about the fate of the tapes. Rockefeller, citing the confidentiality of certain intelligence briefings, said he could not comment on the existence of any other interrogation tapes. On the presidential campaign trail, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said destruction of the tapes "harms the credibility and the moral standing of America in the world again. There will be skepticism and cynicism all over the...
  • A Question About Those Destroyed CIA Tapes

    12/07/2007 9:27:58 AM PST · by Callahan · 34 replies · 220+ views
    The prevailing assumption is that the tapes were destroyed to conceal harsh CIA interrogation methods. Gerald Posner suggests another possible explanation: Re the breaking news that the CIA destroyed the videotapes of interrogations with 2 terror suspects, you might have seen that the tapes of the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah were destroyed. You might also recall that in my 2003 NYT bestseller (reached #2), Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, my last chapter was titled, "The Interrogation." Based on two active US intelligence sources, I was the first to disclose Zubaydah's interrogation. To date, I am the only...
  • Clinton's Secrets In His Sock Drawer

    09/09/2007 10:45:17 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 24 replies · 942+ views
    Washington Whispers ( ^ | Sep 6, 2007 | Paul Bedard
    It's a good thing former President Bill Clinton had lots of socks. It's where he kept all of his secrets, recorded on tape. Author Taylor Branch reveals that Bubba invited him into the residence over 70 times to record Clinton's oral history. Clinton kept the tapes in a sock drawer. He later used them for his autobiography. After the sessions, Branch would tape his own recollections on his drive home. His tape-based book, Wrestling History: The Bill Clinton Tapes, is out next year. Finding room for the tapes wasn't hard because Clinton "had a lot of socks," Branch said in...
  • Tapes of Libby testimony to be released (Grand Jury Testimony)

    02/05/2007 8:43:48 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 631+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5 February 2007 25 minutes ago | PETE YOST
    Audio recordings of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's secret grand jury testimony will be released publicly after they are presented at his trial, the judge at Libby's trial ruled Monday. In a victory for the news media, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said he had little choice but to make them public under the law as applied in the federal court system in Washington, D.C, even though he has concerns about releasing the recordings while the case is under way. Libby is charged with perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI in an indictment that focuses in...