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Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by ghostrider, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member



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    Sen. Reid Attacked The Vice President Over Leaking Classified Information:

    Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV): “Leaking Classified Information To Discredit White House Critics, The Vice President Is Behind That.” (Sen. Reid, Press Conference, Washington, D.C., 11/8/05)

    Reid: “Today In A Letter We’re Calling On President Bush And Vice President Cheney To Send A Clear Message To Everyone At The White House: Leaking Our National Security Secrets Is A Serious Crime And Should Not Be Condoned.” (Sen. Reid, Press Conference, Washington, D.C., 11/8/05)

    Sen. Reid Leaked Classified Information To Attack Bush Judicial Nominee:

    Sen. Reid: “Henry Saad Would Have Been Filibustered Anyway. He’s One Of Those Nominees. All You Need To Do Is Have A Member Go Upstairs And Look At His Confidential Report From The FBI, And I Think We Would All Agree That There Is A Problem There.” (Fox News’ “Hannity And Colmes,” 5/16/05)

    “Those Highly Confidential Reports Are Filed On All Judicial Nominees, And Severe Sanctions Apply To Anyone Who Discloses Their Contents. Less Clear Is Whether A Senator Could Face Sanctions For Characterizing The Content Of Such Files.” (Charles Hurt, “Reid Cites FBI File On Judicial Pick,” The Washington Times, 5/13/05)
    Recently, Reid Claimed That Osama Bin Laden Was Dead:

    Reid: “I Heard Today That He [Osama Bin Laden] May Have Died In The Earthquake That They Had In Pakistan, Seriously, And If That’s The Case, I Certainly Wouldn’t Wish Anyone Harm, But If That’s The Case, That’s Good For The World.” (Nevada NewsMakers Website, “Nevada NewsMakers,” 11/23/05 Interview with Sen. Harry Reid, http://www.nevadanewsmakers.com/, Accessed 11/28/05)

    The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund: “If The Report Is True, Such Information Is Best Released At A Moment Of The U.S. Government’s Choosing.” (John Fund, “Senator Sieve,” The Wall Street Journal’s Political Diary, 11/29/05)

    Fund: “For One Thing, As Long As The Information Is Tightly Held, It Can Be Used To Sift Out Electronic Intercepts That Might Lead To Other Al Qaeda Leaders.” (John Fund, “Senator Sieve,” The Wall Street Journal’s Political Diary, 11/29/05)

    Fund: “On The Other Hand, If Mr. Reid’s Public Speculation Proves Groundless, It Only Embarrasses The U.S. And Contributes To Enemy Morale.” (John Fund, “Senator Sieve,” The Wall Street Journal’s Political Diary, 11/29/05)


    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Revealed Name Of Undercover CIA Officer In Senate Hearing:

    “John R. Bolton, President Bush’s Nominee To Be Ambassador To The United Nations, Delicately Referred To The Undercover Officer As ‘Mr. Smith’ At His Confirmation Hearing On Monday.” (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Loose Lips Let Slip Agent’s Name At Hearing,” The New York Times, 4/13/05)

    “[T]he C.I.A. Asked News Organizations To Withhold [the Agent's] Name.” (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Loose Lips Let Slip Agent’s Name At Hearing,” The New York Times, 4/13/05)

    “[M]r. Kerry Mentioned [the Agent] By Name While Questioning Mr. Bolton. The Hearings Were Televised, And Transcripts Were Widely Published.” (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Loose Lips Let Slip Agent’s Name At Hearing,” The New York Times, 4/13/05)

    Sen. Kerry: “[D]id Otto Reich Share His Belief That Fulton Armstrong Should Be Removed From His Position? The Answer Is Yes. Did John Bolton Share That View? Mr. Flites Said Yes.” (MSNBC’s “Countdown,” 4/12/05)

    John Bolton, U.S. Ambassador To The United Nations Nominee: “As I Said, I Had Lost Confidence In -- Mr. Smith, And I Conveyed That. I Thought That Was The Honest Thing To Do.” (MSNBC’s “Countdown,” 4/12/05)

    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Called For Rove’s Resignation:

    “[J]ohn Kerry, Promot[ed] A Fire Rove Petition On His Website.” (Nancy Gibbs, “The Rove Problem,” Time, 7/25/05)

    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA): “Americans Deserve A Congress That Holds Washington Accountable For The Truth About Our National Security …” (Katherine Shrader, “House Intelligence Chairman Considering Legislation To Go After Leakers,” The Associated Press, 7/25/05)

    Kerry: “I Put It As Plainly As Possible: In The Interests Of National Security, President Bush Should Fire Karl Rove.” (John Kerry Email, “Rove: Packing Or Stacking?” 7/13/05)


    Sen. Patrick “Leaky” Leahy (D-VT) Forced To Resign Intelligence Committee Post Because Of Loose Lips:

    Leahy Was Forced To Resign From The Senate Intelligence Committee After Leaking Information On The Iran-Contra Investigation. “Sen. Patrick Leahy’s admission that he resigned from the Intelligence Committee this year for ‘carelessly’ exposing the panel’s draft report on the Iran-Contra investigation comes at a time of increased political tension over the issue of leaks to the news media.” (George Lobsenz, UPI, 7/29/87)

    “Leahy Asserted His Only Goal Was To Prove That The Draft ‘Was Being Held Up Because There Were Major Gaps And Other Problems With It, And Not Because Of A Desire To Embarrass The President.’ He Said He Was ‘Angry With Himself For Carelessly Allowing The Press Person To Examine The classified Information.’” (George Lobsenz, UPI, 7/29/87)

    “[Leahy] Leaked A Draft Report On The Iran-Contra Affair, Leading To His Resignation From The Intelligence Panel. Behavior Like This Earned For Him The Sobriquet, ‘Leaky Leahy.’” (Jay Nordlinger, “The ‘Nastiest’ Democrat: Sen. Patrick Leahy, Republican Nightmare,” National Review, 7/9/01)

    Leahy Leaked Information He Received During A CIA Briefing On A Television Show. “The article [in Reader’s Digest] said [Sen. Patrick] Leahy inadvertently revealed intelligence secrets obtained during a CIA briefing just two hours prior to the Senator’s appearance on television.” (UPI, 10/30/86)

    “[W]ritten By Washington Political Columnists Rowland Evans And Robert Novak, Said Leahy’s Mistake Tipped Off Governments Around The World About A CIA Tactic Of Intercepting Tele Phone [Sic] Calls To Obtain Intelligence Information.” (UPI, 10/30/86)

    • “In The Letter [To Reader’s Digest], Leahy Said The Material He Discussed In The Show Had Already Been Disclosed By Administration Officials. The Letter Calls The Article ‘A Well-Timed, Politically Motivated Libel By Two Writers Known To Have Close Ties To The Far Right.’” (UPI, 10/30/86)
    “Also, In The ‘80’s, Leahy Gained Some Notoriety As A Member Of The Intelligence Committee. He Was Charged With Revealing Classified Information During The Achille Lauro Terrorist Incident, Outraging Administration Officials.” (Jay Nordlinger, “The ‘Nastiest’ Democrat: Sen. Patrick Leahy, Republican Nightmare,” National Review, 7/9/01)


    Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Intelligence Committee Member, Revealed Information On Classified Spy Program:

    “Sen. Ron Wyden, During This Month’s Debate On Intelligence Reform, Said A ‘Major Acquisition Program’ Was ‘Too Expensive’ And ‘Unnecessary.’” (Jeff Kosseff, “Wyden Treads Slippery Slope In Intelligence Reform Debate,” The Oregonian, 12/20/04)

    “But In The Arcane World Of Intelligence Spending, Where Billions Are Doled Out With No Public Discussion, It Was The Equivalent Of Shouting Fire In A Crowded Theater. Wyden Is A Member Of The Senate Intelligence Committee, Which Typically Meets In Top-Secret, Closed Sessions.” (Jeff Kosseff, “Wyden Treads Slippery Slope In Intelligence Reform Debate,” The Oregonian, 12/20/04)


    Sen. Rockefeller, Ranking Member, Senate Intelligence Committee, Revealed Information On Classified Spy Program:

    “Tucked Inside Congress’ New Blueprint For U.S. Intelligence Spending Is A Highly Classified And Expensive Spy Program.” (Katherine Pfleger Shrader, “Lawmaker Says Mystery Spy Project ‘Dangerous To National Security’,” The Associated Press, 12/9/04)

    “In An Unusually Public Rebuke Of A Secret Government Project, Sen. Jay Rockefeller Of West Virginia, The Senior Democrat On The Senate Intelligence Committee, Complained Wednesday That The Program Was ‘Totally Unjustified And Very, Very Wasteful And Dangerous To The National Security.’ He Called The Program ‘Stunningly Expensive.’”
    (Katherine Pfleger Shrader, “Lawmaker Says Mystery Spy Project ‘Dangerous To National Security’,” The Associated Press, 12/9/04)

    Sen. Rockefeller Called The Leaking Of Classified Information “Deplorable”:

    Rockefeller: “When Individuals With Access To Our Nation’s Secret Disclose Those Secrets To The Public, They Are Telling Our Enemies About Our Intelligence Capabilities And Potentially How To Defeat Them.” (Sen. Rockefeller, Congressional Record, 7/14/05, S8271)

    Rockefeller: “Last Year Someone With Access To Classified Information Told Members Of The Press The Identity Of A Covert C.I.A. Operative. They Did [This] Not To Expose A Wrongdoing But Because They Wanted To Embarrass Her Husband. Someone Calculated That Our National Security Was Less Important Than Scoring Points In The Press For The Administration’s Policy Recording – Regarding Iraq. The Act Was Deplorable.” (Sen. Rockefeller, Congressional Record, 7/14/05, S8271)


    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Alluded To Secret Spy Program In ABC Interview:

    “Durbin, During An Interview Sunday With ABC’s ‘This Week,’ Alluded To The Secret Dispute Within Congress.” (Ted Bridis, “Feds Urged To Probe Leaks On Spy Project Opposed By Levin,” The Associated Press, 12/15/04)

    Sen. Durbin: “It Takes A Leak To Understand That Billions Of Taxpayers’ Dollars Are Being Wasted That Could Be Spent To Make America Safer.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 12/12/04)

    Sen. Durbin: “[T]here Will Be Leaks …” (ABC’s “This Week,” 12/12/04)

    Sen. Durbin: “[E]ventually Some Information Will Come Out.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 12/12/04)


    Berger Stole And Destroyed Classified Documents From National Archives:

    “Former National Security Advisor Samuel R. ‘Sandy’ Berger Admitted … That He Had Stolen Classified Documents, Destroyed Some Of Them, Then Lied About What He Had Done. As A Seasoned Foreign Policy Manager Under President Clinton, Berger … Had Also Been Entrusted With The Highest Security Clearance Granted By The Government.” (Johanna Neuman, “Top Clinton Aide Admits He Pilfered Documents,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/05)

    “[H]e Pleaded Guilty To A Misdemeanor And Acknowledged In Painstaking, Often Humiliating Detail How In 2003 He Had Secretly Removed Sensitive Documents Involving Anti-Terrorist Policy From The National Archives, And Afterward Sought To Mislead Investigators And The Public.” (Johanna Neuman, “Top Clinton Aide Admits He Pilfered Documents,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/05)

    “In Addition To Removing The Five Documents And Lying About His Actions, Berger Acknowledged That He Destroyed Three Of Them With Scissors.”
    (Johanna Neuman, “Top Clinton Aide Admits He Pilfered Documents,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/05)

    Berger: “I Exercised Very Poor Judgment In The Course Of Reviewing The Files At The Archives For The 9/11 Commission. I Deeply Regret It. It Was Mistaken. And It Was Wrong.” (Fox News’ “Special Report,” 4/1/05)

    “Prosecutors Are Recommending That Berger Be Fined $10,000 And Stripped Of His Security Clearance For Three Years.” (Johanna Neuman, “Top Clinton Aide Admits He Pilfered Documents,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/05)

    NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: “Berger Has Stepped Down From The Kerry Campaign, But That Didn’t Stop The Sniping. Democrats Claim The Story Was Leaked Just In Time To Distract From The 9/11 Report.” John Podesta Clinton White House Chief Of Staff: “I Think That A Lot Of People Are Skeptical That This Wasn’t Engineered By People Some Place In The Government.” (NBC’s “Nightly News,” 7/21/04)


    Sen. Schumer Has Repeatedly Opposed Measures To Strengthen Anti-Leak Laws:

    Schumer Voted Against “Adoption Of The Conference Report On The Bill To Make It A Felony To Publicly Expose The Identities Of U.S. Covert Intelligence Officers, Agents, Informants And Sources.” (H.R. 4, CQ Vote #125; Adopted: 315-32: R 159-0; D 156-32; 6/3/82, Schumer Voted Nay)

    “A New Federal Policy To Prosecute Federal Employees Who Leak Certain Kinds Of Information To The Press Not Only Could Inhibit Whistle-Blowing About Government Abuse, But Also Could Pose A Direct Threat To Reporters’ Use Of Confidential Sources, Legislators And Free-Speech Attorneys Said Thursday.” (Thomas B. Rosenstiel, “Rule May Curb Press’s Use Of Secret Sources,” Los Angles Times, 8/4/89)

    “The New Policy, Announced By The Justice Department On Wednesday, Reverses Department Guidelines Dating Back 11 Years That Were Designed To Protect Government Whistle-Blowers In The Wake Of The Watergate Scandal And Revelations Of CIA Misconduct.” (Thomas B. Rosenstiel, “Rule May Curb Press’s Use Of Secret Sources,” Los Angles Times, 8/4/89)

    “‘I Am Worried That This Policy Is So Broad It Could Easily Be Abused,’ Said [Then-] Rep. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). ‘Whistle-Blowers Could Be Prosecuted On Political Whim.’” (Thomas B. Rosenstiel, “Rule May Curb Press’s Use Of Secret Sources,” Los Angles Times, 8/4/89)

    Florida Times-Union Editorial: “But The Democrats Want More. Much Of The Rhetoric Is Coming From Sen. Chuck Schumer, Who Has Sought To Decriminalize The Leaking Of Classified Data For Over A Decade. This Makes Him Come Off As Petty, And A Little Hypocritical.” (Editorial, “Politics Much Ado,” Florida Times-Union, 10/2/03)


    Sen. Biden Voted Against Law Making It Crime To Disclose Covert Agents’ Names:

    Biden Was One Of Only Three Democrats To Vote Against The Intelligence Identities Protection Act. (H.R. 4, CQ Vote #170; Adopted 81-4: R 44-1; D 37-3; 6/10/82, Biden Voted Nay)

    “By A Vote Of 81 To 4, The Senate Cleared The Intelligence Identities Protection Act, Which Makes A Crime Of Disclosing The Name Of Covert Agents.” (Michael Wright, William C. Rhoden And Caroline Rand Herron, “Senate Approves Agent Protection,” The New York Times, 6/13/82)

    “The ‘No’ Votes In The Senate Were Cast By Joseph R. Biden Jr. Of Delaware, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Of New York And Gary Hart Of Colorado, All Democrats, And Charles Mathias, Jr. Of Maryland, A Republican.” (“Bill To Penalize Uncovering Of Agents Passed By Senate,” The New York Times, 6/11/82)
  2. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    House Intel Chair suspends staff member

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    <!-- END HEADLINE --><!-- BEGIN STORY BODY -->By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer Thu Oct 19, 9:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON - House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra has suspended a Democratic staff member because of concerns he may have leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to The New York Times last month.
    In a letter obtained by The Associated Press Thursday night, Rep. Ray LaHood (news, bio, voting record), R-Ill., a committee member, said that an unidentified staffer requested the document from National Intelligence Director John Negroponte three days before the Sept. 23 story about its conclusions.
    The staffer received the National Intelligence Estimate on global terror trends on Sept. 21.
    "I have no credible information to say any classified information was leaked from the committee's minority staff, but the implications of such would be dramatic," LaHood wrote Hoekstra, R-Mich., late last month. "This may, in fact, be only coincidence, and simply 'look bad.' But coincidence, in this town, is rare."
    A spokesman to Hoekstra, Jamal Ware, confirmed that a committee staff member was suspended this week. He said the staff member is being denied access to classified information pending the outcome of a review.
    "Chairman Hoekstra considers security highly important, and the coincidence certainly merits a review," he said.
    An aide to California Rep. Jane Harman (news, bio, voting record), the committee's top Democrat, did not have an immediate comment Thursday night.
    The New York Times did not immediately answer a telephone message seeking comment.
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Harry Reid is a real winner and not up for re-election this time. Didja hear about the $1.1 million land deal he just "fell into"? Kinda how Hillary turned a bitty bit of money into alot of money in the stock market? Amazing.
  4. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Yeah, Dirty Harry Reid blows a lot of smoke about the other side of the aisle, I geuss he looks down on them as coarse amateurs. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid calls it the Republican legacy of corruption, but this week it was revealed Reid received an extra $1.1 Million in a land sale for property he actually sold three years earlier from Jay Brown, a former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations.
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    favorite dem classified story is former(?) Klintonite Sandy Berger caught having national archives documents stuffed in his pants ( " he was just sloppy, merely an oversight")
    My flat furry butt!:D
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