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Spy Agency Seeks Criminal Probe Into National Security Agency Leaks

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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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Spy Agency Seeks Criminal Probe Into National Security Agency Leaks


www.reuters.com

A U.S. intelligence agency formally requested a criminal probe on Saturday into the leak of highly classified information about secret surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, a spokesman for the intelligence czar's office said.
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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A criminal investigation has been opened over the leak of
classified information concerning the secret surveillance
programs monitoring internet and phone communications.

A criminal report has been filed, the Justice Department will be involved.
According to this report, there are at least two news outlets that will be investigated.

While the two main stories have come from The Gaurdian,
and The Washington Post, no outlets have been named.



The law enforcement and security officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said the agencies that normally conduct such investigations, including the FBI and Justice Department, were expecting a probe into the leaks to a British and an American newspaper. www.reuters.com...


This serves to confirm the concerns that the current Whitehouse administration
is not only planning to continue this massive spy operation, they are going to go
after further criminal charges on those who are found to be the source of leaks,
thereby criminalizing journalism.



www.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:15 PM
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It's too hard for them to follow the constitution so they will imprison anyone who catches them at it. I remember '08, many said it didn't matter who won but they had to be better than Bush.If we even make it to another president, I wonder how bad that guy will be. It's been downhill ever since I've been aware so who's going to right this sinking ship, and how?

Can we put all three branches of government in prison, since they are all complicit? We really need some kind of reboot.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:15 PM
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The pattern continues- punish the whistleblower.

Translation - "we got caught and now we need a cover. So here it is, you America are in even bigger danger than you thought because our program to protect you has been compromised.

Stop listening to those people who are telling you this is an invasion of privacy. You are in danger. Be scared, please, please, be scared of those big bad terrorists that kill fewer of you than gangbangers in Chicago."



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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:23 PM
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Oh, this should do wonders for his relations with media. Yup. This will just solve his every problem with hard and unforgiving coverage.


Tone deaf as a post, at times, aren't they?


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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:27 PM
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I suppose we could see this coming, after all one of the huge scandals right now
is the story about the phone tapping of journalists, computer bugging etc.

This only leaves me wondering how much more there is that we dont know.
That there, that this is likely just the tip of the iceberg. How would we know
if someone does not get this to print, or an online story?

It is great that we have anonymous whistleblowers, but too often they are
just dismissed out of hand, its said if there was any truth to what they were
warning, they would put their name to it. Well now we know why they dont.


Originally posted by TheSpanishArcher
who's going to right this sinking ship, and how?



I guess that is the story in the making. I dont know, it seems like its
too late, the ship is leaning pretty far on its side. We are literally in a virtual
police surveillance state. Too bad the media waited 4 years to figure this
out, or was that the plan all along?
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:29 PM
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Okay everyone this is getting bad. Punish the whistleblower... okay... well... they are blowing the whistle on major issues. We are obviously already in a police state where we are all being monitored,

and the Department of Homeland Security has the manpower to take out dissidents, and anyone involved in politics can't do anything about it because they could lose their career or be punished.

This is all known now.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by Maluhia
The pattern continues- punish the whistleblower.



Yep, that is this administration all the way, they have punished more
whistleblowers than any previous Whitehouse!

From what I hear, the news, the radio, forums people dont like this
at all. Sure, near 100% of us have nothing to hide, but that is not
the issue here.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:36 PM
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Yeah, I read that Biden had already cancelled his yearly Press Pool Party at his house
this year, I kind of took that as a sign of things to come. And here we are!

I dont imagine that Biden made that decision either.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

A criminal report has been filed, the Justice Department will be involved.
According to this report, there are at least two news outlets that will be investigated.


Because we can trust the Justice Department.

Oh... wait...







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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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Oh....wait. Is that Eric Holders Justice Department?
Hmmm........as in Benghazi and Press Gate?

I wonder if they are still weighing that look into perjury?
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Originally posted by Maluhia
The pattern continues- punish the whistleblower.



Yep, that is this administration all the way, they have punished more
whistleblowers than any previous Whitehouse!

From what I hear, the news, the radio, forums people dont like this
at all. Sure, near 100% of us have nothing to hide, but that is not
the issue here.

Saw an article on ZeroHedge today about this.
Shoot the Messenger



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:53 PM
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Yes, but we dont have to worry, no one is listening to our phone calls.
There now, dont we feel better?

Nope.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:56 PM
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Pinocchio wouldn't have even been noticed in a crowd of these guys.

Did Clapper lie to Congress?



Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Clapper denied allegations by panel members the NSA conducted electronic surveillance of Americans on U.S. soil.

“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” committee member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper during the March 12 hearing

In response, Clapper replied quickly: “No, sir.”

“There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect [intelligence on Americans], but not wittingly,” the U.S. intelligence chief told Wyden and the rest of the committee. That said, “particularly in the case of NSA and CIA, there are structures against tracking American citizens in the United States for foreign intelligence purposes,” Clapper added.


hotair.com...
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by Bassago
[Saw an article on ZeroHedge today about this.
Shoot the Messenger


from your link....


The mimetic absurdity of the narrative is just too surreal to even contemplate for more than a minute before bursting out in laughter: the administration's plans to launch criminal charges against those who "leaked" its Nixonian espionage masterplan involving every US (and world) citizen using the Internet, revealed by another group of sources leaking in secret. Pure poetry.


Have to agree with that, this is far worse than Watergate.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 12:05 AM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Originally posted by Bassago
[Saw an article on ZeroHedge today about this.
Shoot the Messenger


from your link....


The mimetic absurdity of the narrative is just too surreal to even contemplate for more than a minute before bursting out in laughter: the administration's plans to launch criminal charges against those who "leaked" its Nixonian espionage masterplan involving every US (and world) citizen using the Internet, revealed by another group of sources leaking in secret. Pure poetry.


Have to agree with that, this is far worse than Watergate.


I agree...

Shoot the messenger...literally.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 12:33 AM
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Originally posted by Maluhia
Pinocchio wouldn't have even been noticed in a crowd of these guys.

Did Clapper lie to Congress?



Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Clapper denied allegations by panel members the NSA conducted electronic surveillance of Americans on U.S. soil.

“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” committee member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper during the March 12 hearing

In response, Clapper replied quickly: “No, sir.”

“There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect [intelligence on Americans], but not wittingly,” the U.S. intelligence chief told Wyden and the rest of the committee. That said, “particularly in the case of NSA and CIA, there are structures against tracking American citizens in the United States for foreign intelligence purposes,” Clapper added.


hotair.com...
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It seems part of the problem here is we are getting a whole bunch of what I call "the Clinton defense" or what the meaning of "is is." Half these jerks are lawyers and the other half are surrounded by lawyers. They'll go to their graves lying and obfuscating, maybe even believing their own BS. Not sure if there is ever going to be an admittance of wrong from any of the criminals.

OT Heard that after the Bolshevik revolution the first thing the Russians did was shoot all the lawyers. Anyone know if that is just an urban legend?



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 12:40 AM
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I dont know, but along those lines, lets remember there was not one
document that linked Hitler to the Holocaust.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by Maluhia
Pinocchio wouldn't have even been noticed in a crowd of these guys.

Did Clapper lie to Congress?



Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Clapper denied allegations by panel members the NSA conducted electronic surveillance of Americans on U.S. soil.

“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” committee member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper during the March 12 hearing

In response, Clapper replied quickly: “No, sir.”

“There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect [intelligence on Americans], but not wittingly,” the U.S. intelligence chief told Wyden and the rest of the committee. That said, “particularly in the case of NSA and CIA, there are structures against tracking American citizens in the United States for foreign intelligence purposes,” Clapper added.


hotair.com...
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Yeah saw this played over a few times on the news. Hope they convene a military tribunal for this dude.



posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 01:11 AM
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Which is hitlarious...
don't they know that this means that the listeners are also being listened to too?
...tards

remember what happened to Hitler's clownshirts after they helped him consolidate power?
minions die hard


maybe if all us illiterate peons all turned off our spell checkers....
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