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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:34 PM

Rep. Issa Promises Investigation Into Aaron Swartz Case

Source: Techdirt

The backlash following Aaron Swartz's suicide has continued as Rep. Darrell Issa is now promising an investigation into the DOJ's handling of the case, according to statements he gave to the Huffington Post:

Praising Swartz’s work toward “open government and free access to the people,” Issa told HuffPost that the government's case against Swartz is problematic enough to warrant further investigation.

“I’m not condoning his hacking, but he’s certainly someone who worked very hard,” Issa said. “Had he been a journalist and taken that same material that he gained from MIT, he would have been praised for it. It would have been like the Pentagon Papers.”

Read more: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130115/22533421696/rep-issa-promises-investigation-into-aaron-swartz-case.shtml





Thom Hartmann actually spoke in defense of Issa (3:28 mark). So has issa FINALLY done something right?

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alp227 Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
Kurska Jan 2013 #4
Indydem Jan 2013 #6
graham4anything Jan 2013 #9
mike_c Jan 2013 #2
Enrique Jan 2013 #3
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OKNancy Jan 2013 #7
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:35 PM

1. When Daryl Issa wants to do something, you know its another conspiracy theory witchhunt

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:40 PM

4. Malarkey, Issa is dead wrong about most things, but he was right on SOPA too.

He was one of the strongest voices against SOPA. This issue is entirely ideologically consistent with what he was talking about then.

Again, I don't like him he is a typical republican for most things, but this issue deserves investigation.

This was a victimless crime and they wanted to put a kid in jail for a decade for it. Wallstreet bankers destroy the economy and get nothing, but a kid gets a decade for downloading academic files?

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Response to Kurska (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:22 PM

6. 50 years

They were seeking 50 years.

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Response to Kurska (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:42 PM

9. six months you mean. The guy is a hacker.Why doesn't Isaa investigate Zimmerman & Civil rights?

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:38 PM

2. I think my head just exploded....

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:40 PM

3. Senate democrats should look into it

Issa has no credibility, he turned legitimate subjects of investigation, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi, into clown shows.

But maybe the Democrats on Issa's committee can force a good investigation, who knows.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:45 PM

5. K&R

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:37 PM

7. He's doing the right thing but for the wrong reasons

He doesn't give a shit about Aaron, he just wants to slam any Obama appointee and by that slam Obama and Democrats.
I do hope she is reprimanded or fired though.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:50 PM

8. "Democracy is on the deline around the world"

(Piece about GWB)

Democracy is in steep decline right here in the U.S.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:44 AM

10. Who are you, and what have you done with Darrell Issa?

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