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Bush failing to enforce Executive Order 12958

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posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:04 AM
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This EO covers the protection of national security secrets, of which the political punishment of a covert operative assigned to WMD hunting would surely apply.

Waxman's Statement

Dear Mr. President: In June 2004, you said that you would fire anyone found to be involved in the disclosure of Valerie Wilson's identity as a covert CIA agent. Today, you significantly changed your position, stating that you would remove Karl Rove or other White House officials involved in the security breach only 'if someone committed a crime.' Your new standard is not consistent with your obligations to enforce Executive Order 12958, which governs the protection of national security secrets... Under the executive order, you may not wait until criminal intent and liability are proved by a prosecutor. Instead, you have an affirmative obligation to take 'appropriate and prompt corrective action.'"


.........The executive order states: "Officers and employees of the United States Government ... shall be subject to appropriate sanctions if they knowingly, willfully, or negligently ... disclose to unauthorized persons information properly classified." Under the executive order, the available sanctions include "reprimand, suspension without pay, removal, termination of classification authority, loss or denial of access to classified information, or other sanctions."


The Non-Disclosure Agreement that Rove signed

Executive Order 12958


And what will sink 'em, if we've not descended to the level of fascism I think we have: TITLE 50—WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE , CHAPTER 15 > SUBCHAPTER IV


(a) Disclosure of information by persons having or having had access to classified information that identifies covert agent Whoever, having or having had authorized access to classified information that identifies a covert agent, intentionally discloses any information identifying such covert agent to any individual not authorized to receive classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so identifies such covert agent and that the United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such covert agent’s intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
(b) Disclosure of information by persons who learn identity of covert agents as result of having access to classified information Whoever, as a result of having authorized access to classified information, learns the identify of a covert agent and intentionally discloses any information identifying such covert agent to any individual not authorized to receive classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so identifies such covert agent and that the United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such covert agent’s intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
(c) Disclosure of information by persons in course of pattern of activities intended to identify and expose covert agents Whoever, in the course of a pattern of activities intended to identify and expose covert agents and with reason to believe that such activities would impair or impede the foreign intelligence activities of the United States, discloses any information that identifies an individual as a covert agent to any individual not authorized to receive classified information, knowing that the information disclosed so identifies such individual and that the United States is taking affirmative measures to conceal such individual’s classified intelligence relationship to the United States, shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(d) Imposition of consecutive sentences A term of imprisonment imposed under this section shall be consecutive to any other sentence of imprisonment.


Cornell Law




posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:27 AM
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It's really nothing new that Bush is a hypocrite. It is sad that the majority of people not only approve of Bush, but are the same way themselves and so do not see this as anything compromising within Bush or themselves.

It is pretty much useless to try and convince hypocrites of their ways, and the most you will gain is knowing who responds to this as being one or agreeing that he (Bush) is not really worthy to be a President or even be a manager of a convenience store.

At least we know he only has a short more time, then we will get another liar.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:31 AM
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Bout Time - you silly wabbit

EO's aren't for admin, they're for us!

WMDs only threaten us when we're told they do...

EO 12958 only has power when they so!

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 10:48 AM
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Thank You for posting this! My letters have been sent. Contact your reps, people. Give them the ammunition they need. Some of them want the same things we do.

www.house.gov...
www.senate.gov...

The Bush administration is counting on the apathy and powerlessness of the people. Don't tell me one person cannot make a difference! We all can make a difference, but not by sitting on our butts and crying about it!

One day soon, I hope to be able to say, "Bout Time"!



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 11:17 AM
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Failing nothing, just another attempt by those who want to hang Rove to distract.



You probably won't hear this anywhere in the mainstream media, so I might as well do it. I hate to beat this Rove thing to death with a stick, but, I'm seeing all these reporters at White House Press Briefings, and in the papers, and on TV all hinting—without actually saying it, but strongly implying—that Karl Rove is guilty. But what you may not know is that the legal position of the organizations they work for is that Karl Rove has committed no crime. In fact, their position is that no crime has been committed at all, in reference to the Valerie Plame case.

--snip--

And what, exactly, is their legal position?


There is ample evidence on the public record to cast considerable doubt that a crime has been committed...


--snip--



Congress intended only to criminalize only disclosures that "clearly represent a conscious and pernicious effort to identify and expose agents with the intent to impair or impede the foreign intelligence activities of the United States..."

Media Admits Rove is Innocent
An Orange Jumpsuit for Karl Rove?

Can't get Rove so now its move onto "let's get Bush for not adhering to an EO..."

Brilliant....simply Brilliant.







seekerof

[edit on 19-7-2005 by Seekerof]



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 11:29 AM
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He's not enforcing it because there was no crime committed.



WASHINGTON — The alleged crime at the heart of a controversy that has consumed official Washington — the "outing" of a CIA officer — may not have been a crime at all under federal law, little-noticed details in a book by the agent's husband suggest.


Link To Full Story

Since it had been six years since she was a covert agent and the order is enforced for 5 only, I guess this is a bogus thread.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
Bout Time - you silly wabbit

EO's aren't for admin, they're for us!

WMDs only threaten us when we're told they do...

EO 12958 only has power when they so!

www.abovetopsecret.com...


I haven't posted in that thread, but I always thought it stellar!

Just for schlitz & giggles: When d'ya think old boy Waxman is catching a prop plane flight....this call out or the next?



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
Media Admits Rove is Innocent
An Orange Jumpsuit for Karl Rove?

Can't get Rove so now its move onto "let's get Bush for not adhering to an EO..."

Brilliant....simply Brilliant.




The Media, so reviled, so counter "real" American values, is now the defacto final arbiter of what's legal, hey Seek? That it's a slew of multinational -multimarket -super media corperations has no bearing on that Amici breif? Or that no crime = no time for button lipped reporters?


Is Rove guilty? Damn straight. Will he or Bush come to bee seen on the perp walk as they should be? The GOP lost those ballz in the same transaction that took their soul, so what do you think?




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