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    Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    ***UPDATE: CLOAK ROOM phone in House or Representatives part of DOJ subpoena of AP records, says Congressman Ľ The Right Scoop -
    Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room | The Weekly Standard

    California congressman David Nunes made the claim yesterday that the Justice Department wiretapped telephones in the House of Representative's Cloak Room, an exclusive part of the Capitol where members are able to privately interact with one another. Nunes made the claim on Hugh Hewitt's radio show.
    "I donít trust the Department of Justice on this," said Hewitt, referring to the subpoenas the Justice Department to obtain the Associated Press's phone records. "Do you, Congressman Nunes?"

    "No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I donít think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where Iím sitting right now, the Cloak Room," Nunes respond.

    Hewitt was surprised. "Wait a minute, this is news to me," he said.

    "The Cloak Room in the House of Representatives," Nunes repeated.
    Need to do a wait and see on this, but if it's true......the AG is finished.
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    Re: Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    I can't find any confirmation on that yet. I'm skeptical. But if it is true, some serious **** has been going down one way or another. We'll see.

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    Re: Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    There has been a clarification of sorts: The Cloak Room phone was not directly wire tapped, but rather there were calls between a wiretapped AP phone and the Congressional Cloak room phone so the Congressional Cloak Room phone shows up in the wiretap logs.

    Even still, the idea of the DOJ listening in on calls between reporters and congress is all kinds of wrong.
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    Re: Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    There has been a clarification of sorts: The Cloak Room phone was not directly wire tapped, but rather there were calls between a wiretapped AP phone and the Congressional Cloak room phone so the Congressional Cloak Room phone shows up in the wiretap logs.

    Even still, the idea of the DOJ listening in on calls between reporters and congress is all kinds of wrong.
    I don't even think Democrats would stand for that, from no one.
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    Re: Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    I think the libs will have fun with this one. He apparently told a radio host that focus of the investigation was misplaced because "the big problem...is that they actually tapped right where Iím sitting right now, the Cloak Room."

    Sounds pretty bad!

    That is, until his communications director comes back after the interview to clear up "a little confusion." When the congressman said they tapped the Cloak Room, he didn't really mean that they tapped it, and he wasn't referring to the cloak room specifically, but the AP phones in the Capitol press gallery.

    So apparently, what the congressman REALLY meant to say was:

    "I donít think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually [confiscated the phone records] [not] right where Iím sitting right now in the Cloak Room, [but from the press desk in the Capitol that the AP reporters use]."

    Thank you, Congressman Clueless.

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    Re: Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't even think Democrats would stand for that, from no one.
    umm...i can think of a couple on here that would

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    Re: Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    Clearing up "a little confusion":

    I wanted to make a clarification for your article. What Rep. Nunes meant by "tapped" was that the DOJ seized the phone records, as has been widely reported. There was a little confusion between him and the host during the conversation: He did not mean to refer to phone records of the cloakroom itself, but of the Capitol. This refers to the phone records from the AP's desk in the press gallery, which the DOJ admitted to looking at.

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    Re: Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't even think Democrats would stand for that, from no one.
    Don't kid yourself. Democrats are about big-ass controlling governments that take from the motivated and give to the unmotivated. By any means necessary.

    They're prepared to make citizens out of millions of illegals for that very purpose. Never mind how that cheapens citizenship or threatens their employment possibilities.

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    Re: Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room

    So the DOJ has a record that someone from the AP made a phone call to someone in Congress?

    Dun dun duuuunnnnnnnn
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