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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    The US Department of Justice announced Thursday that it would not investigate charges that the CIA had spied on members of the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, whitewashing the brazenly illegal actions of the US intelligence apparatus. “The department carefully reviewed the matters referred to us and did not find sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal investigation,” read the Justice Department statement.

    The department will also not investigate countercharges by the CIA that Senate staffers had gained unauthorized access to CIA documents, effectively equating the two and prompting the corporate-controlled media (which has largely buried the story) to portray the action as a neutral, “hands-off” position in a murky dispute between the Senate and the CIA.

    The CIA surveillance of the activities of the Senate committee—which is charged by law with oversight of the CIA—was such a flagrant violation of the constitutional separation of powers that the panel’s chairman, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, took the extraordinary step of denouncing the agency in an hour-long speech on the Senate floor on March 11.

    A longtime hardline defender of the intelligence apparatus, Feinstein was visibly disturbed by what she had learned of the CIA’s actions, which she said “may well have violated the separation-of-powers principle embodied in the United States Constitution,” and also “the Fourth Amendment, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as Executive Order 12333, which prohibits the CIA from conducting domestic searches or surveillance.”

    Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate - World Socialist Web Site

    The fox watching the hen house.
    we'll see if she was "deeply disturbed" enough to initiate an investigation ... her job is to chair the committee tasked with oversight of the CIA

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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    Dianne Fienstein is the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    Mike Rogers is the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    Darrel Issa could call for an investigation, but it would probably come from the pertinent committee first.
    Darrell Issa is the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He doesn't need to be a member of any other committee because he is already a member of every single sub committee (ex officio) and the wide reach his committee has. The Oversight & Government reform committee has investigated everything from Schiavo's life support, to Bill Clinton, to steroids, to the WWE but not 9/11, FEMA's failure in Katrina, Abu Ghraib or Jack Abramoff. It's an office used by Republicans to start bull**** investigations that lead absolutely nowhere.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Darrell Issa is the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He doesn't need to be a member of any other committee because he is already a member of every single sub committee (ex officio) and the wide reach his committee has. The Oversight & Government reform committee has investigated everything from Schiavo's life support, to Bill Clinton, to steroids, to the WWE but not 9/11, FEMA's failure in Katrina, Abu Ghraib or Jack Abramoff. It's an office used by Republicans to start bull**** investigations that lead absolutely nowhere.
    I'm glad to see that someone isn't turning a blind eye to the government doing dirt.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Darrell Issa is the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He doesn't need to be a member of any other committee because he is already a member of every single sub committee (ex officio) and the wide reach his committee has. The Oversight & Government reform committee has investigated everything from Schiavo's life support, to Bill Clinton, to steroids, to the WWE but not 9/11, FEMA's failure in Katrina, Abu Ghraib or Jack Abramoff. It's an office used by Republicans to start bull**** investigations that lead absolutely nowhere.
    well then , if it's a committee to "start bull**** investigation that lead to nowhere"... why would you want him to investigate... why wouldn't you want Dianne to investigate the CIA, an entity her committee is charged with oversight on?

    Obama supporter don't make much sense.

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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's good that you realize that taking the 5th is not as big a deal as you make it out to be.
    I never made it out to be a " Big deal", just a really dumb way to counter a " Politically motivated witch hunt "



    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No. Pleading the 5th can be used to give a middle finger to scum like Issa who'd investigate their coffee if the taste wasn't the same everyday. Refusal to answer is not an admission of guilt. Get over it.
    Issa's " Scum ?? Lol....here's ANOTHER really ineffective way to counter a " Politically motivated witch hunt ".

    Personal, irrelevant and childish attacks the guy who's running the investigation, and I don't have to " get over it "

    Because there's a FANTASTIC organization called Judicial Watch who just got a Federal Judge involved in the IRS's ADMITTED targeting of Conservative Groups.

    IRS must take oath on Lerner emails: judge - Mackenzie Weinger - POLITICO.com


    "A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost emails connected to Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal.

    The action is the latest in conservative group Judicial Watch’s bid to discover more on the missing emails after the group won a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS.
    "

    Lol....So NOW, the REAL SCUM involved in this Scandal gets to decide if it's a good idea to perjure themselves in front of someone who can finally do something about it.

    Here's what's going to happen. Eventually there will be enough evidence to prove there was illegal targeting based on Politically ideology by the IRS and other Federal agencies and that Lois Lerner was in fact in touch with the White House.

    So much evidence that not even people like YOU will be able to take up for the White House.

    When that happens, people like you, instead of conceding that we were right all along, will ADMIT openly that Conservative Americans or anyone who disagrees with their twisted world view SHOULD be targeted illegally.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I never made it out to be a " Big deal", just a really dumb way to counter a " Politically motivated witch hunt "
    Of course you did considering you've spent the better part of your last 2 posts trying to make it seem as a problem that someone uses their constitutional rights to defend themselves.

    Issa's " Scum ?? Lol....here's ANOTHER really ineffective way to counter a " Politically motivated witch hunt ".
    He's scum because he's shown himself to not be even remotely interested in the results of his investigations as long as the campaign contributions keep rolling.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well then , if it's a committee to "start bull**** investigation that lead to nowhere"... why would you want him to investigate.
    Because with every investigation, he gets absolutely nowhere. He's an useful idiot who doesn't accomplish much.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm glad to see that someone isn't turning a blind eye to the government doing dirt.
    Lmao, doing dirt. Prove it. Wait... that's Issa's job and he's failed. How is the ACORN investigation going btw?
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lmao, doing dirt. Prove it. Wait... that's Issa's job and he's failed. How is the ACORN investigation going btw?
    So, the Katrina response went off without a hitch? That's not what you said last week.

    There is apparent dirt at the IRS. Why else would everbody be clammin' up and lawyer'n up? Lerner's lawyer has already been caught in one lie.
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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: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, the Katrina response went off without a hitch? That's not what you said last week.
    Eh? What? What does Katrina have to do with Issa? Are you attempting to troll now? Or do you have such little defense of Issa's investigations that you're now resorting to the Bush years?

    There is apparent dirt at the IRS. Why else would everbody be clammin' up and lawyer'n up? Lerner's lawyer has already been caught in one lie.
    People lawyer up for the same reason they plead the 5th. They won't wait to be railroaded by bull**** investigations.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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