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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Holder would have to sign off on the subpoena. If it's all nice and neat and legal, why didn't Holder just say that?

    Holder cant sign off on a subpoena he is neither a judge nor a grand jury unless you are referring to him giving permission for a subpoena to be brought in front of a judge or grand jury

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

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    White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up | Fox News

    More examples of Obama incompetence and yet where is the outrage from the left?
    What scandals?

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Anyone else get the feeling that the sharks are starting to circle and a feeding frenzie is about to begin?

    The stories, the leaks, the investigative reports, the White House press corps attacks on Carney, the Justice Department holding press briefings, etc. Says to me that the media finally spit out the Obama bit and now smells blood in the water and they're going in to inflict serious damage.
    Heya CJ.....well Did you think they really have an excuse as to Wire tapping the Ap's Phones in the House? I don't think the excuse of leaks from the White house with the Ap has to do with anything concerning their phones in the House of Representatives.

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    Holder cant sign off on a subpoena he is neither a judge nor a grand jury unless you are referring to him giving permission for a subpoena to be brought in front of a judge or grand jury
    That's not entirely accurate.

    NPR's David Folkenflik reports:



    "Deputy Attorney General James Cole authorized the subpoena of records for 20 phone lines involving a two-month period. The failure to tell the AP means the organization could not negotiate a more narrow release of records or fight it in court."

    NPR's Carrie Johnson says that according to Justice Department guidelines:



    "... the attorney general himself needs to sign off on a subpoena to a reporter. And prosecutors must demonstrate that they made every effort to get the information in other ways before even turning to the press.

    But those rules also say prosecutors need to notify the media organization in advance unless that would pose a substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation."

    Holder Defends Subpoena Of Journalists' Phone Logs : The Two-Way : NPR
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Anyone else get the feeling that the sharks are starting to circle and a feeding frenzie is about to begin?

    The stories, the leaks, the investigative reports, the White House press corps attacks on Carney, the Justice Department holding press briefings, etc. Says to me that the media finally spit out the Obama bit and now smells blood in the water and they're going in to inflict serious damage.
    The state run media will defend Obama, but their not going to the gallows with him...lol!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya CJ.....well Did you think they really have an excuse as to Wire tapping the Ap's Phones in the House? I don't think the excuse of leaks from the White house with the Ap has to do with anything concerning their phones in the House of Representatives.
    Good evening MMC - I'm not aware of any actual wiretapping, only rumours of such - is there any definitive source that confirms this?
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The state run media will defend Obama, but their not going to the gallows with him...lol!
    From what I've seen of the White House press gallery and the questions of Carney, I don't think there's much defending of Obama going on right now. It's actually refreshing. If it keeps up through the summer, it will have a definite impact on the 2014 mid-terms.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't disagree with you. But that would be up to the various telecom companies to challenge in a court or perhaps the AP as the aggrieved party can do that. Since it's only just become known, perhaps the AP intends to do so. I think it was Facebook last year or two years ago who challenged a subpoena, but I'm not sure of the results.
    And that is why the forum poster apdst made the crack "Most Canadians don't know what real freedom is, like we do here in The United States of America, so that's understandable." if you don't think what the DOJ did didn't violate the spirit of the law you have grown accustomed to your government pulling **** like that here in America we are not

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    From what I've seen of the White House press gallery and the questions of Carney, I don't think there's much defending of Obama going on right now. It's actually refreshing. If it keeps up through the summer, it will have a definite impact on the 2014 mid-terms.
    Naw, they'll all fall into lock-step by the time the midterms come around.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The state run media will defend Obama, but their not going to the gallows with him...lol!
    Isn't the AP part of the state run media, according to you ?.................

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