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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:58 PM
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Lawyer says FBI is investigating pro-Lieberman blog postings
Wow, the FBI must not have any real work to do these days:

06/01/2006

A Hartford lawyer says the FBI has agreed to investigate postings promoting Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's re-election on a popular Connecticut-based Internet "blog" in the names of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

Bruce D. Rubenstein, a former finance chairman for the Democratic State Central Committee and a Lieberman critic, said Wednesday that an agent in the FBI's Meriden office told him the agency would probe the postings on the "Connecticut Local Politics" Web log run by an Enfield man, Chris Bigelow.

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The FBI as a matter of policy refuses to confirm or deny that it is conducting any investigation.

Bigelow said Wednesday that he had not been contacted by anyone investigating the matter.

http://www.journalinquirer.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=167...
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:01 PM
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1. didn't we have a troll posting as Obama here a while back? nt
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anotherdrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:26 PM
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7. we had someone with that as a screen name
I remember replying to them, at the time I thought it just barely possibile it was really him.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:29 PM
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8. maybe not a troll...
I do remember he wasn't here long. :shrug:

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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 11:31 PM
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11. who wants to bet it was AIPAC
that was somehow involved
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 07:46 AM
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20. Yes, it must be the Jews.
It's always the Jews, isn't it?
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:01 PM
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2. FBI chasing bloggers? Guess they got back all that stolen data on vets
and cleaned up all the other crime in America? When do they go back to NOLA to nail, err, arrest another dozen hookers, or did that go out of style with Ashcroft?

:eyes:
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 06:36 AM
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16. It was a Dem who asked for an investigation
From the OP's link:


- snip -

Bruce D. Rubenstein, a former finance chairman for the Democratic State Central Committee and a Lieberman critic, said Wednesday that an agent in the FBI's Meriden office told him the agency would probe the postings on the "Connecticut Local Politics" Web log run by an Enfield man, Chris Bigelow.

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Rubenstein also asked the chief state's attorney's office to investigate the postings, but he said a supervisor there told him his request would be referred to federal authorities as a possible violation of a criminal impersonation statute.

"It's a real shame that somebody - either in a campaign or on their own - used what is apparently a deceitful tactic to try to benefit Sen. Lieberman before the convention," he said.

more ...

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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:02 PM
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3. very interesting as I heard a NV congressional candidate brag this
past weekend that her husband, a current NV congressman, could turn almost anything over to the FBI and get it investigated. Hmmmmm. So only if it's about Dems??? Who controls the FBI these days? hmmmmmm.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:23 PM
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6. Seems to be a lot of this sort of thing lately
I'm sure BushCo has made sure the FBI is full of rapture ready Bushbots at this point.

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:06 PM
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4. Hi, Agent Mike!
:hi:
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joefree1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:22 PM
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5. Agent Mike, bust any Democratic Congress folk today, tomorrow?
:hi:

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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 02:22 PM
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9. you'd think they'd have the FBI spending time on the Vets Id theft or
election machines!
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 07:13 AM
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18. or Big Oil price gouging or JackoffCunninghamNeyBurns, or who faked the
Edited on Fri Jun-02-06 07:14 AM by wordpix2
Niger uranium sale documents. Oh well, FBI is in a lull with nothing to do.
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 06:07 AM
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15. I believe Agent Mike is Secret Service, not FBI n/t
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:32 PM
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10. They never cease to amaze me...how many ways can we waste $, and time
This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo stupid.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 12:22 AM
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12. Obama's shameful shilling for Lieberman
Having only recently raised money for Lieberman, Obama is the next Joementum, as Alexander Cockburn wrote in April:

"Meanwhile, at the other end of the country in Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman faced a decidedly cool audience at a big Democratic dinner at the end of March and got bailed out by his brother senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, who told the crowd to haul out their check books and make sure Lieberman gets returned for another term."

"What kind of a signal is this? Here is Obama, endlessly hailed as the brightest rising star in the Democratic firmament, delivering (at a closely watched political dinner, with Lieberman's primary opponent, Ned Lamont, sitting in the crowd) a ringing endorsement to his 'mentor', Lieberman, Bush's closest Democratic ally on the war in Iraq, and overall pretty much a symbol of everything that's been wrong with the Democratic Party for the past twenty years. What a slimy fellow Obama is, as befits a man symbolizing everything that will continue to be wrong with the Democratic Party for the next twenty years. Every time I look up he's doing something disgusting, like distancing himself from his fellow senator Dick Durbin for denouncing the torture center at Guantanamo, or cheerleading the nuke-Iran crowd."

http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn04072006.html
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 12:34 AM
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13. Typical neocon, Rovian tactics. I hope they catch the bastards. nt
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 06:00 AM
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14. I suppose if it is GOP shills then it might be interesting!!!
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 06:59 AM
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17. Full disclosure: I am not really Maynard G. Krebs.
In fact, I'm not even Bob Denver.


Do I have to put this in my sig line to keep from being investigated?
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wordpix2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-02-06 07:15 AM
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19. and I'm not Beaver Cleaver
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