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Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:15 AM

Joe Lieberman says we need special prosecutor for the "leaks" investigation...


That one of the US Attorneys actually donated money to the Obama campaign and cannot do an honest investigation without the appearance of bias. Therefore, we should have a special prosecutor.

Once again, Joe Lieberman is doing his best to stick it to the Democrats. When will he be gone?

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Reply Joe Lieberman says we need special prosecutor for the "leaks" investigation... (Original post)
kentuck Jun 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Jun 2012 #1
Tennessee Gal Jun 2012 #2
longship Jun 2012 #3
hlthe2b Jun 2012 #4
cherokeeprogressive Jun 2012 #5
SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2012 #7
kentuck Jun 2012 #9
cherokeeprogressive Jun 2012 #11
GarroHorus Jun 2012 #6
SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2012 #8
kentuck Jun 2012 #10
SickOfTheOnePct Jun 2012 #12
Major Hogwash Jun 2012 #14
applegrove Jun 2012 #13

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:17 AM

1. Joe Lieberman represents the Anal Wart Party. Nt.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:17 AM

2. Shut up, Joe!

You are a member of the Ass family.

Jack. Smart. Lazy. Dumb.

Pick your own first name from the above.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:19 AM

3. White Houses always leak

And they likely always have leaked.

Sheesh, Joe. You really are delving into some genuine douche baggery here.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:22 AM

4. He is an incredibly petty, vindictive little man..

Unfortunately, he'll still be sticking it to Dems, even after he's gone. No doubt he's already lined up a Faux News contract.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:27 AM

5. Joe Lieberman aside, I find the notion that there is an appearance of bias hard to argue against.

Put this shoe on the other foot and tell me you wouldn't agree.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:30 AM

7. Agree - Lieberman is an ass

But these aren't just every day, garden variety leaks - leaking classified information is big time trouble. Ask Bradley Manning.

Even the appearance of conflict of interest should be avoided, no matter which party is in the WH.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:40 AM

9. And we are to assume a special prosecutor has no political biases?

Since he will probably be a Republican?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:48 AM

11. The only assumption I'm making here is that asking someone who has donated to your campaign

to then investigate you has more than a little stink associated with it, especially if that person has political ambitions of his/her own.

Are all special prosecutors republican? I don't understand that part.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:29 AM

6. There can be NO special prosecutor

 

The special prosecutor law expired and has never been renewed, which is why there was never any special prosecutor over any of the Bush crap.

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Response to GarroHorus (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:40 AM

8. True, but there can be a special counsel

Just like the one that was appointed to investigate the Valerie Plame leaks.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:41 AM

10. There is a difference??

or just in name only?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:51 AM

12. Not sure on the specifics between special prosecutor and special counsel

But the difference between the use of the special counsel and regular DOJ prosecutors is significant. They are independent, and don't answer to the DOJ.

As in the Valerie Plame case, when Patrick Fitzgerald was appointe, I personally believe this case deserves a special counsel as well. If nothing else, it mitigates the arguments that any investigation is an "inside job".

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Response to GarroHorus (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 12:07 AM

14. So, you're saying that Lieberman (and McCain) were just pandering by saying this?

McCain was saying it last Friday, as well as Lindsay Graham.

It's quite amusing seeing those 3 "carpet shoppers", who went to Iraq in 2004 to show everyone how safe it was to go to market to shop in Baghdad -- never mentioning the 1300 troops, the 4 Apache attack helicopters, or the 6 Blackhawk helicopters hovering nearby that accompanied them on their little shopping gala to the local bazaar, lie their asses off now by calling for something that can't even happen because they demanded that the special independent prosecutor law not be renewed 14 years ago!!!!

Washington is like a zoo, stocked with a common species of animal related to the elephant, called Hippo Crites.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:13 PM

13. Again with the GOP bringing out the GOP old guard to make these leak attacks on the White House.

Because the current crop of GOP leaders have no gravitas or standing at all. The public doesn't trust them.

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