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To: vadkins

""Tony is not allowed to talk," Zaid said. "He is effectively gagged from talking. He is gagged from talking to Congress.""

Isn't it illegal to prevent someone from testifying before congress if they are summoned?


3 posted on 10/12/2005 11:15:21 AM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: adam_az
U.S. Code
TITLE 2
CHAPTER 6

§ 192. Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers

Every person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give testimony or to produce papers upon any matter under inquiry before either House, or any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress, or any committee of either House of Congress, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 nor less than $100 and imprisonment in a common jail for not less than one month nor more than twelve months.

7 posted on 10/12/2005 12:50:55 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: adam_az
Isn't it illegal to prevent someone from testifying before congress if they are summoned?

Maybe the ACLU can fight for his First Amendment rights. /sarcasm
8 posted on 10/12/2005 2:17:11 PM PDT by Pirate21 (The liberal media are as sheep clearing the path along which they will be lead to the slaughter.)
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To: adam_az

National security and classified information trump unclassified Congressional committee meetings.


11 posted on 10/12/2005 2:42:45 PM PDT by expatpat
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"Isn't it illegal to prevent someone from testifying before congress if they are summoned?"

Not if national security is involved (or they pretend it is.)


12 posted on 10/12/2005 5:21:15 PM PDT by strategofr (The secret of happiness is freedom. And the secret of freedom is courage.---Thucydities)
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To: adam_az

Agents Mulder and Scully used to get in big trouble when they refused to testify before Congress.


15 posted on 10/12/2005 6:55:41 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: adam_az

I suppose, suspect and wonder if the 5th is at issue here as he can talk and sit in prison for the rest of his days for violating his security agreements as what's classified has to be declassified by someone other than him. Just one possible reason.......


16 posted on 10/12/2005 7:19:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: adam_az
Isn't it illegal to prevent someone from testifying before congress if they are summoned?

This article doesn't place Tony Shaeffer in front of Congress, rather, it places him and a handfull of of other whistleblowers ~ Whistleblowers Anonymous, if you will, at a small resort island named CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.

Here is the gist of the story (IMO);

"Most cannot discuss the allegations they are making in detail because the specifics are highly classified. Some even have trouble outlining the alleged violations that ended their own careers. The agencies they work for also refuse to answer questions about the specific cases."

I'm guessing USNews.com needed to fill some white space.

18 posted on 10/12/2005 8:38:15 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Ephesians 6: 17)
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