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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:58 AM
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Pedophile cover-up extends into the FBI
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 09:00 AM by bushmeat
On July 21, 2006 Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent complete and exact copies of several emails to the FBI. Both the former page's name and the person to whom the page forwarded Rep. Foley's emails were clearly visible.

After CREW sent the emails to the FBI, CREW's only subsequent contact with the Bureau was one telephone call from the special agent to whom CREW had sent the material confirming that the emails were from Rep. Foley. CREW had no further contact with the FBI. The FBI failed to investigate the matter further.

The FBI has given two different reasons for why they did not investigate the Foley letters from CREW:

FBI Excuse 1) The letters "did not rise to a level of criminal activity".

Reason 1 was immediately challenged because the letters should have caused a significant level of concern because of Foley's position and since Foley was clearly attempting to arrange a meeting with minors. Clearly appearing negligent in their duties, the FBI then gave a new reason:

FBI Excuse 2) Because the letters were "heavily redacted" and did not have adequate information.


Now CREW is demanding the DOJ investigate the FBI cover-up:

"WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (CREW) wrote to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General's (I.G.) office today to ask for an investigation into why the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has fabricated and disseminated a cover-up story as to why it never investigated the Foley emails sent to it by CREW.

CBS News has reported that according to the FBI when CREW gave the Bureau the original set of emails from Rep. Mark Foley (news, bio, voting record) to a former House page, they were "heavily redacted." The FBI is also claiming that it came back to CREW and asked for more information so that it could follow up, but that CREW refused to provide anything further. Reporters from several other news organizations have repeated this allegation. The FBI is lying.

On Monday, October 2, CREW sent a letter to the DOJ I.G.'s office, attaching exact copies of the emails CREW had sent to the FBI on July 21, 2006. Both the former page's name and the person to whom the page forwarded Rep. Foley's emails were clearly visible."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20061005/pl_usnw/crew__cre...


Note: The FBI reports to Bush and does whatever he requests. CREW is a non-partisan investigative alliance that transcends specific issues. Melanie Sloan, CREW's executive director, used to be a Prosecutor for Child Sex Crimes. http://www.citizensforethics.org/press/newsrelease.php?...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:01 AM
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1. isn't the fbi also the greatest ''buyer'' of child pornography?
it's a little creepy that the fbi spends considerable mony buyin child pornography in order to bust child pornographers -- and shields child molesters on the other hand.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:06 AM
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2. Yet Bush refuses to "destroy life to save it"
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 09:10 AM by bushmeat
Interesting that Bush sponsors child pornography to stop it but refuses to "destroy life to save it". Only Bush and the Church can exhibit so much hypocrisy in both pedophilia and abortion.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0405673.ht...
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edwardsfeingold08 Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:36 AM
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6. That's so true.
Protect the fetus, molest the child and send him off to war. That's the Republican culture of life.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:11 AM
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10. The Dems need to Demand answers - Did Bush order the Cover up?
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:48 AM
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8. Not only do they buy it, they CREATE it (using existing images,
one supposes). Sick.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:54 AM
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9. Why would FBI make their own child porno?
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 10:54 AM by bushmeat
Is it used so they can trace it somehow?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:33 PM
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16. I call it the "Willie Sutton Rule": Go where the goods are.
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 12:36 PM by WinkyDink
How many pedophiles are IN the FBI (and/or are their superiors)??

How conveeeenient, then, to be able to buy child pornography and get paid to do so.
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:09 AM
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3. If this goes back to 1995
when Foley entered Congress wouldn't it be delicious irony if Louis Freh helped cover for him back then.

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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:28 AM
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4. Foley was groping teens while Freeh was investigating Clinton for 8 years
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 09:40 AM by bushmeat
It is partisan to the extreme that they would pick Freeh to investigate Pedogate. He is the perfect choice to obfuscate and bungle the investigation. Freeh contributed nearly $20,000 to Republicans, including President Bush, in 2004.

Freeh writes, The problem was with Bill Clinton the scandals and the rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.


http://wwjtv.com/rooney/sixtyminutes_story_279215510.ht...
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Rockstone Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:41 PM
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19. It goes back to Boys Town in the 80s
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:23 PM
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22.  thanks I hadn't seen that video!
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:30 AM
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5. I can't understand why more
people are not outraged at the total negligence of the feebs. How can they claim to not recognize the red flags of even those first "over friendly e-mails"? Its a sad state when they turn their backs on Kids in order to not upset the republican party. What does this say for them? Not much, I think.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:41 AM
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7. freebs would sell their own kids if there was enough profit in it
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:22 AM
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11. It's CREW's fault - - I heard it on Hannity.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:31 AM
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13. Yea, how pathetic Hannity - That is the best he can do?
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 11:31 AM by bushmeat
Hannity never had any talent. He can dream all he wants to of being a good journalist. It will never happen.

This Jamaican writer on the other hand needs to be hired by US media firm!

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20061007T20...

A week as long as the Titanic
Common Sense
John Maxwell
Sunday, October 08, 2006

The behaviour of the Bush Administration and the US Congress has for the past six years obscured the fact that the United States is home to millions of some of the world's brightest people. And this week, when the US is undergoing one of its intermittent spasms of moral outrage, makes it even harder to appreciate the real torments of a great people.

The paladins of the right, moving effortlessly from equivocation to outright lies, are trying desperately to extricate themselves from a self-made quagmire which is threatening to swallow whole the conservative revolution of Gingrich, Bush and Rove. It has not been an edifying spectacle. The political scene in the US has resembled a solfatara - a mud volcano - spitting steaming gobs of dark matter all over the pristine blueprints of the neocons and the flat-earthers.

What could not be accomplished by the revelations about 9/11, the disasters of Katrina, the unholy bloody mess of the Iraq war is being accomplished by virtual sex - sexual harassment in cyberspace. All of a sudden, all the sterling hypocrisies of the American right have turned to dross and the hunt is on for a scapegoat to deflect the astonished public examination of the entrails of an unfeeling, uncaring, neo-fascist corporate state.

Astounding and almost incredible facts have been reported unnoticed: 20 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the first five days of October; Congress has given itself nine pay rises in 11 years while refusing even one rise in the minimum wage since 1996. The average pay of CEOs of top corporations is rising 16 times as fast as the average American's pay; the icons of American manufacturing industry, General Motors and Ford, are unable to compete against Japanese cars made in the United States, and the stock market has made its second successive record level in a week while the housing market - one of the real engines of the US economy - is on the point of popping like an over-inflated balloon. Instead, the serious men and women of the American media are mesmerised by the story of a deflated hypocrite, Mark Foley, until this week the representative of one of the safest Republican seats in the US Congress. There was no such attention given to the meltdown of integrity represented by the indictment of the former majority leader, Mr DeLay,

~snip~

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tibbiit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:25 AM
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12. Its clear that for 6 years
Bush has been cleaning out all agencys of government of regular workers and replacing them with Neo-con Loyalists.
We need a cleansing of FBI,CIA,Military along with Hill staffers etc.
(I mean non-violent cleansing :)
tib
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:33 AM
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14. Draining the swamp is going to be a huge job for Pelosi & the Dems
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:45 AM
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15. Pelosi needs to GET OUT THERE and make the case why Freeh is unacceptable
The repugs are using this to make her look like shes blocking an investigation.

FIGHT BACK, for God's sake.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:37 PM
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17. This reminds me of them PINK TUTU STORIES...now it sounds
kinda PLAUSIBLE this kind of action continues till the present..

Oh Well.....

Its gatta be a HUGE CLOSET.....Damn...
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:39 PM
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18. The Lincoln Coverup Scandal keeps coming to mind...
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:56 PM
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20. Here's their excuse for not prosecuting Foley:
Not sure if this has been brought up before or not:

Prosecuting Foley Could Be Difficult
Experts Say Criminal Case Against Ex-Congressman May Fall Into Legal 'Gray Area'


"If Foley never had sex with a congressional page, then his case is in uncertain legal territory, said Ken Lanning, a retired FBI agent who served as one of the agency's leading experts on child exploitation.

"There are going to be some issues here in the gray area," Lanning said. "You may find this behavior repulsive, offensive or immoral. Whether it's a violation of law will be based on a precise reading of the law."


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/04/politics/main...

:puke:
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:58 PM
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21. Robert Mueller protected the BFEE where he could on BCCI as US Attorney
The Bushes have him as head of the FBI now because he's a trusted Bush family LOYALIST.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:37 PM
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23. Sounds like a layer of political government at work
If the e-mails were not redacted by CREW, but were redacted when the FBI investigators saw them, it sounds like there must be a process within the FBI whereby any matters involving Republican politicians first goes through a political bureau and a GOP Apparatchik for screening.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:09 PM
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24. Yeah they'll get on that right after they lift Sibel's gag order.
THIS justice department isn't really interested in investigating themselves or Republics.

-Hoot
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