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Porter Goss(Director of C.I.A.) Resigns Breaking

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posted on May, 5 2006 @ 01:09 PM
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Director of CIA? Hooker Scandal... nah, that couldn't be it.
Bu bye

Nice one. Let's rearrange the deck chairs on the Hindenberg. I will try to shed a tear for this administration. Somehow Im just not shedding.

today.reuters.com...



Bush says CIA chief Goss resigns
Fri May 5, 2006 1:57pm ET165
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Friday that CIA director Porter Goss had resigned and that he had accepted his resignation.


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posted on May, 5 2006 @ 01:25 PM
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Ahh the wisdom of rats in regards to sinking ships. When the proverbial merde hits the fan, and it will, would you want to be in control of the CIA, among other agencies? It will be marketed as a family desision or Bush clearing house but it is becoming increasingly clear that Bush is a limp richard (heeheehee) or should that be lame duck? I can never get the terms right, and sooner or later both congress and the courts are going to reassert themselves and it ain't gonna be pretty especially with such a bullheaded occupant in the oval orfice.



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 01:44 PM
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Grover, I got one for you. Could it be this that Harpers/WallStreet Journal/TPM muckrakers have mentioned on the wire? I don't know you tell me. But the timing is right on the $. How stupid do you have to be if this allegation is true?

Here's a possible reason. See Goss Resign Watch Goss Run

Run Goss Run (In voice of Kid who tells Forest Gump to run)


link to story:

www.harpers.org...
Red Lights on Capitol Hill?
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006. By Ken Silverstein.
Sources

The Wall Street Journal reported today that indicted former California Congressman Randall "Duke" Cunningham may not have limited his good times to partying on a rented yacht. It turns out the FBI is currently investigating two defense contractors who allegedly provided Cunningham with free limousine service, free stays at hotel suites at the Watergate and the Westin Grand, and free prostitutes.

The two defense contractors who allegedly bribed Cunningham, said the Journal, were Brent Wilkes, the founder of ADCS Inc., and Mitchell Wade, the founder of MZM Inc.; both firms profited greatly from their connections with Cunningham. The Journal also suggested that other lawmakers might be implicated. I've learned from a well-connected source that those under intense scrutiny by the FBI are current and former lawmakers on Defense and Intelligence comittees—including one person who now holds a powerful intelligence post. I've also been able to learn the name of the limousine service that was used to ferry the guests and other attendees to the parties: Shirlington Limousine and Transportation of Arlington, Virginia. Wilkes, I've learned, even hired Shirlington as his personal limousine service.

It gets even more interesting: the man who has been identified as the CEO of Shirlington has a 62-page rap sheet (I recently obtained a copy) that runs from at least 1979 through 1989 and lists charges of petit larceny, robbery, receiving stolen goods, assault, and more. Curiously—or perhaps not so curiously given the company's connections—Shirlington Limousine is also a Department of Homeland Security contractor; according to the Washington Post, last fall it won a $21.2 million contract for shuttle services and transportation support. (I tried to contact Shirlington but was unable to get past their answering service.)

As to the festivities themselves, I hear that party nights began early with poker games (see Clarification, below) and degenerated into what the source described as a "frat party" scene—real bacchanals. Apparently photographs were taken, and investigators are anxiously procuring copies. My heart beats faster in fevered anticipation.

Expect further details to emerge . . .

Clarification, April 28, 11:55AM: the wording of the last paragraph in this item was not meant to suggest that all of the party attendees stayed throughough the night. Some of the partygoers were simply there to play cards and mingle with friends.


TPM Muckraker:
www.tpmmuckraker.com...

By Justin Rood - April 28, 2006, 4:22 PM

I called the CIA this morning to get their reaction to Ken Silverstein's piece in Harper's that seems to put Goss in the poker-and-more parties thrown by Brent Wilkes. The parties were held in the Watergate and Westin Grand hotels -- and a third hotel, I'm hearing, which hasn't been reported yet -- as well as at the house of Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, a longtime friend of Wilkes' who is now #3 at the CIA.

After a long series of off-the-record phone calls with CIA spokespeople, I was finally given an on-the-record comment -- about Goss. Speaking on behalf of the director, CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise Dyck said, "This is horribly irresponsible. He hasn't even been to the Watergate in decades."

When I asked if Goss had attended Wilkes' parties at the Westin or other locations, Millerwise Dyck repeated the denial. "It's horribly irresponsible



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 02:50 PM
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Hmmmmm....interesting. I hadn't paid too much attention to the Cunningham corruption thing but if it goes that high, perhaps I should. If the head of the CIA is partying and associating with a man with a 62 page rap sheet, that shows if anything else a profound lack of judgement, and if he claims he didn't know, with his job that shows an inattention that is really dangerous for lack of a better word. The thing about the conservatives and hard right in this country is that htey have it in their pointy little heads that they have the right to rule, and with that type of hubris comes arrogance and a I can't do anything wrong attitude that always over-reaches and ends up biting them in the ass. That really is hteir most endearing trait.



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 02:51 PM
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Make you wonder how many of the rats are leaving the boat, in the present administration.

I though this man was supposed to fix the agency under the watchful eye of Mr. Bush.

I guess is more than meet the eye or may I say the problem


[edit on 5-5-2006 by marg6043]



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 02:58 PM
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Don't you love how they always do this on a Friday? So no one will pay attention and it'll be old news by next week.

Yep, I'd say he's working on a legal defense for being tied up in the Cummingham/contrating scandals. Or maybe even that drug plane?

CIA Director Porter Goss Resigns

By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer


Won't matter, there will always be another rat to take his place until this rotten administration is out of office. Negroponte is still at the head of it all.

Maybe it's over the McCarthy firing?




Just two weeks ago, Goss announced the firing of a top intelligence analyst in connection with a Pulitzer Prize-winning story about a network of CIA prisons in Eastern Europe. Such dismissals are highly unusual.

Negroponte, with the backing of the White House, raised with Goss the prospect that he should leave, and the two talked about that possibility, a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to provide a fuller account of what happened.



Then he goes on to whine about how hard the work was. Amazed, yea right.


Goss also had some public blunders. In March 2005, just before Negroponte took over, Goss told an audience at the
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that he was overwhelmed by the many duties of his job, including devoting five hours out of every day to prepare for and deliver the presidential briefings.

"The jobs I'm being asked to do, the five hats that I wear, are too much for this mortal," Goss said. "I'm a little amazed at the workload."

Goss has pressed for aggressive probes about leaked information.



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 03:48 PM
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I gotta wonder if this was Jack Abramoff singing to the feds? Maybe some emails? He was in DC spilling his guts for his plea deal recently. Porter had to be connected to lobbyists when he was a representative from Florida.

But I agree, Muckraker has the best coverage on these scandals, along with a good deal of 1st rate bloggers he links to.

Here's the spec from firedoglake:




Rumor has it that Francis Townsend may be the President’s new nominee for the position.




posted on May, 5 2006 @ 03:55 PM
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The intro portion of this submission needs some seriois rework before this should be an ATSNN story. Please... One well-formatted paragraph.


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posted on May, 5 2006 @ 04:07 PM
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How about the scandals of him and some other in congress having links to limo services run by an ex con and plenty of buy outs and crazy nights. . . just your typical congressional corruption and ladies of the night.


It seems that he has links to the likes of, Duke Cunningham, contractor Brent Wilke.

I guess the poor man is so stress out from his link to certain people that he has not choice but to get out of Washington.



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 04:16 PM
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This came as a major shock to me.

I'm sure there's a very interesting story behind this that we don't know yet.



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 04:20 PM
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Well I for one am glad this is breaking on Friday. Don't have time during the week to stay caught up on these juicy scandals.




The hookers in Hookergate are, of course, the sizzle. But there's a bigger story. It stems directly from the Randy "Duke" Cunningham bribery scandal, which many had figured was over. But it's not. You may have noticed that while Duke Cunningham is already in jail and Mitchell Wade has already pled guilty to multiple charges, Brent Wilkes has never been touched. Wilkes is the ur-briber at the heart of the Cunningham scandal, you can see pretty clearly by reading the other indictments and plea agreements. Wade was Wilkes' protege.

Now, on the surface one might surmise that the prosecutors are just taking their time, putting together their best case.

I hear different.

Wilkes has deep ties into the CIA. The focal point of those ties is to Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, the man Porter Goss appointed to the #3 position at CIA when he took over the Agency last year. Remember, Wilkes' scam was getting corrupt contracts deep in the 'black' world of intelligence and defense appropriations, where there's little or no oversight. Foggo was in the contracting and procurement field at the CIA. So you can see how he and Wilkes, who have been friends since high school, had plenty to talk about.

The CIA wasn't the only place Wilkes and his protege Wade plied their corrupt trade. There were also in the mix contracting on the Bush Pentagon's extra-constitutional spying operations. And I am told that senior appointees at the DOD knew about their corruption but overlooked it.

Now, since the Cunningham scandal got under, and particularly of late, there's been a big tug of war between federal law enforcement and the CIA over whether to really go after Wilkes. Probably a little more specificity is in order there, folks at CIA in the orbit of Foggo and presumably Goss.

Now, how does Goss know Foggo?

read more@TPM

Contracts for drug running ?



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 04:24 PM
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psyopswatcher

You have done your homework and a very good finding, I was very surprise myself as how far and deep the corruption runs in the CIA.

But them again this man was the chosen one to bring a new face to the agency.


And a make over. . .



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 05:40 PM
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Marg, this is so deep and intertwined I'm having as hard a time as anyone keeping it all straight. And to top it all off, I REFUSE to turn on tv news. If I don't catch a glimpse on the radio in the car, I have to catch it here on the net.

No MSM for me, I'm done with them, kaput, capice?

These subpoenas must have raked something in.

Watergate Subpoenaed in GOP/Wilkes Hooker Probe

Like he said, the hookers are the sizzle. And they probably told the wives it was JUST poker, but too bad they didn't do an ABSCAM on them.


The Abscam model of using a fake front company and concealed recording equipment served as the basis for a number of other investigations during the 1980s. However, the government agencies have not since tried a duplicate operation.


Gonzo must have saved them from that end.

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posted on May, 5 2006 @ 08:22 PM
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Well I have another speculation on why he resign. . . it seems that he may run for the US Senate against Katherine Harris in the GOP primary and Bill Nelson in the general.

FL filing deadline is next week and FL GOP has been looking for alternative to Harris.

Well I guess nobody wants Harris anymore, she out lived her purpose I guess if you know my meaning.


But Harris happen to be one of Mitch Wade Favorite persons, and he is known to give to his Favorite persons anything they want. . . Hooker and all.

But wait a moment Harris is a women


She gets money
It seems that about 10 million dollars appropriations request was submitted by Mr. Wade but was rejected by Harris staff because it was too late.

But she got a very nice dinner with Mr. Wade, Katherine demanded that they submit it to a defense appropriations subcommittee.

Well the saga keeps on I guess.


Occurs the suspected tainted money was given back. . . we can not have to much dirt on our political leaders hands



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 08:36 PM
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I think the CIA director was fired. He did not resign. I think for the past two years he was snooping after he had his suspisions of a possible conspiracy. He may have discovered evidence that Pentagon had a hand in planning and executing 9/11.

He had to be removed and replaced with someone a lot more dumber.

THEY can't allow any person at the head of the CIA trying to dig deeper. It is a "matter of national security."

Goss could not remain boss.






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posted on May, 5 2006 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by mr conspiracy
I think the CIA director was fired. He did not resign. I think for the past two years he was snooping after he had his suspisions of a possible conspiracy. He may have discovered evidence that Pentagon had a hand in planning and executing 9/11.

He had to be removed and replaced with someone a lot more dumber.

THEY can't allow any person at the head of the CIA trying to dig deeper. It is a "matter of national security.


That's an interesting idea, but wouldn't it have been more likely that he "had a heart attack" ?



posted on May, 15 2006 @ 06:48 PM
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No. They could kill Goss simply for the fear that he might have given his findings to a numbers of his close friends. now he will be closely watched to see who his buddies are who may have been passed the evidence of pentagon's involment in 9/11.

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