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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 07:56 AM
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57. President Bush personally summoned the paper’s publisher
Edited on Wed May-23-07 08:00 AM by L. Coyote
Obstructing Justice?? NY Times withheld info before 2004 election about Bush's impeachable offenses. Unbelievable in a "democracy."

This report also reflects how many actors/agencies were involved in the illegalities: FBI, DIA, Homeland Security, CIA, more...

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
EXCLUSIVE: National Security Agency Whistleblower Warns Domestic Spying Program Is Sign the U.S. is Decaying Into a “Police State”
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/01/03/143...

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..... growing controversy over President Bush’s decision to order the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens inside the country without the legally required court warrants. Bush’s decision was first revealed in the New York Times in mid-December. The Times published the expose after holding the story for more than a year under pressure from the White House. The paper reportedly first uncovered the illegal order prior to the 2004 election. When the editors at the Times decided last month to go ahead with the article, President Bush personally summoned the paper’s publisher, Arthur Sulzberger, and executive editor, Bill Keller, to the Oval Office in an attempt to talk them out of running the story. Since the story broke, calls for Congressional hearings and the possible impeachment of the president have intensified. Conservative legal experts have even admitted Bush may have committed an impeachable offense by ordering the NSA to break the law.

................the Washington Post is reporting that the NSA passed on records of intercepted email and phone calls to other government agencies including the FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA and the Department of Homeland Security. This news come on the heels of several other reports that the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, military intelligence and local police departments have all been engaged in monitoring peaceful groups including Greenpeace, PETA - the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Catholic Worker, anti-war groups and even bicyclists in New York City........
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  -Campaign 2004: Were Bush / Cheney / NSA illegal wiretaps spying on Dems? L. Coyote  May-19-07 10:36 PM   #0 
  - Another excellent post. Thanks L. Coyote  panader0   May-19-07 10:59 PM   #1 
  - One thing I'm curious about  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   May-19-07 11:09 PM   #2 
  - Very good question. Is that why Ashcroft was outed and Gonzolies installed?  L. Coyote   May-19-07 11:23 PM   #3 
     - VIDEO: Monkeyman delivers another KO: Ashcroft, Gonzolies and the corrupt Politicons  L. Coyote   May-20-07 08:34 AM   #18 
  - Of course they were. I'm curious to know if this aim  sfexpat2000   May-19-07 11:27 PM   #4 
  - I agree. How can anyone doubt it?.  BrklynLiberal   May-19-07 11:47 PM   #6 
  - I recommend this one for post of the month  pscot   May-19-07 11:33 PM   #5 
  - Why has this question not been asked by Congress?  jgraz   May-19-07 11:53 PM   #7 
  - Much of the current investigation stems form them asking this question, when  L. Coyote   May-20-07 12:11 PM   #25 
     - Fair enough...I'm in a "show me" state of mind re: congress  jgraz   May-20-07 12:30 PM   #26 
        - Ditto that. Remember too that Pelosi could be serving tea at 1600 and by 16:00  L. Coyote   May-20-07 12:40 PM   #27 
  - K & R  wicket   May-20-07 12:03 AM   #8 
  - Of course they eavesdrop on all their enemies, and all their friends.  bleever   May-20-07 12:49 AM   #9 
  - IMHO they spy on the Dems ALL THE TIME, and are blackmailing  kestrel91316   May-20-07 12:55 AM   #10 
  - Blackmail enough of them  Zywiec   May-20-07 08:54 AM   #20 
  - Maybe they blackmailed McAuliffe into not securing election process in 2002 and 2004?  blm   May-20-07 09:09 AM   #21 
  - Oh hell....they were probably spying on Dems and conducting  Mind_your_head   May-20-07 01:16 AM   #11 
  - Damned straight! What did God give us brains for, except to cry foul at  Peace Patriot   May-20-07 04:25 AM   #14 
     - "And you don't even have to have much of a brain to figure this one out"  L. Coyote   May-20-07 09:23 AM   #22 
  - New Yorker: The Hidden Power = "Bush had secretly authorized the N.S.A. to eavesdrop"  L. Coyote   May-20-07 01:47 AM   #12 
  - Powell tried to bail on the My Lai massacre. What has changed  sfexpat2000   May-20-07 01:49 AM   #13 
  - K&R  bonito   May-20-07 05:07 AM   #15 
  - Feb. 2004. Hacker-Gate, "Republicans stole thousands of Democratic documents.."  L. Coyote   May-20-07 06:42 AM   #16 
  - Excellent post  ooglymoogly   May-20-07 08:03 PM   #31 
  - Uncensored 'Hackergate' Report Accidentally Released; Perps' Names Revealed  L. Coyote   May-22-07 11:22 AM   #53 
     - Statement of Sen. Leahy: "right-wing activists ... spreading lies" & "proceed to closed session"  L. Coyote   May-22-07 11:42 AM   #54 
     - Was the Senate File Pilfering Criminal? = Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. 1030)  L. Coyote   May-22-07 12:15 PM   #55 
  - ACLU: The Government Is Spying on Americans  L. Coyote   May-20-07 07:49 AM   #17 
  - I think them spying on Dems has been a worry and suspected  Breeze54   May-20-07 08:48 AM   #19 
  - The Strategery Revealed ...  Everybody   May-20-07 10:28 AM   #23 
  - I would bet money that they spied on Republicans too  Horse with no Name   May-20-07 10:31 AM   #24 
  - I bet you are correct  Tara_NM   May-20-07 10:10 PM   #33 
  - Of course they were spying on Congress and anyone else considered a POLITICAL threat  Vinnie From Indy   May-20-07 01:01 PM   #28 
  - The President's Domestic Surveillance Program, Key News Articles, FRONTLINE VIDEO  L. Coyote   May-20-07 01:39 PM   #29 
  - Does anyone on DU really doubt that the spying was directed  MasonJar   May-20-07 07:43 PM   #30 
  - Bush admits he signed NSA wiretap order, OK'd program more than 30 times  L. Coyote   May-20-07 09:52 PM   #32 
  - Federal Court Strikes Down NSA Warrantless Surveillance Program (8/17/2006)  L. Coyote   May-20-07 10:37 PM   #34 
  - The End of Illegal Domestic Spying? Don't Count on It  L. Coyote   May-20-07 10:41 PM   #35 
  - Another week reveals more lapses in judgment by the Bush team  L. Coyote   May-21-07 07:45 AM   #36 
  - Comey & Phone Companies' Role in the NSA Program = illegal wiretaps  L. Coyote   May-21-07 10:20 AM   #37 
  - James B. Comey has made a remarkable amount of trouble for the White House  L. Coyote   May-21-07 01:23 PM   #42 
  - "Bush was very clear that 'a wiretap requires a court order...' " Caught LYING??  L. Coyote   May-21-07 10:42 AM   #38 
  - President Bush’s Illegal Domestic Spying Program: Overview  L. Coyote   May-21-07 10:55 AM   #39 
  - What other programs are the NSA geeks runnning? = "illegal domestic data-trawling"  L. Coyote   May-21-07 01:08 PM   #40 
  - The "Program" wasn't needed after November 2004  Norquist Nemesis   May-21-07 01:12 PM   #41 
  - Once a good timeline evolves, this juncture should get real scrutiny  L. Coyote   May-21-07 01:25 PM   #43 
  - What Does Comey's Testimony Tell Us about the NSA Program?  L. Coyote   May-21-07 01:49 PM   #44 
  - "... NSA warrantless wiretapping of certain attorneys representing men detained at Guantánamo..."  L. Coyote   May-21-07 02:12 PM   #45 
  - If so, same as watergate and these guys are much worse  marlakay   May-21-07 02:18 PM   #46 
  - What Was "The Program" Before Goldsmith and Comey? = among the theories  L. Coyote   May-21-07 02:23 PM   #47 
  - DEC. 16, 2005 NY TIMES breaks story: Bush Lets NSA Spy in USA Without Warrants  L. Coyote   May-21-07 02:34 PM   #48 
  - Bush administration's FISA falsehoods continue unabated "... just flat-out lies..."  L. Coyote   May-21-07 07:13 PM   #49 
  - I believe they spied on 60 Minutes and got a fax of the Bush AWOL document before show time.  McCamy Taylor   May-21-07 08:03 PM   #50 
  - I've been told this is the reason Rove cannot hand over copies of his emails  Imagevision   May-21-07 08:16 PM   #51 
  - No doubt the degree of politization will be seen in Rove's e-activity. Also  L. Coyote   May-22-07 08:36 AM   #52 
  - NSA Whistleblower Alleges Illegal Spying = NSA AND Defense!!  L. Coyote   May-23-07 07:41 AM   #56 
  - President Bush personally summoned the paper’s publisher  L. Coyote   May-23-07 07:56 AM   #57 
  - The programs ... made public so far... just the tip of the iceberg...  L. Coyote   May-23-07 08:10 AM   #58 
  - Security Voices Against President Bush's Warrantless NSA Domestic Wiretap Program  L. Coyote   May-23-07 09:38 AM   #59 
 

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