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Senate Committee to Hear from CIA Director Nominee
C-Span Live ^ | 02/07/13 | C-Span

Posted on 02/07/2013 11:43:40 AM PST by Wisconsinlady

Washington, DC Thursday, February 7, 2013

The President's choice to be the new CIA Director, John Brennan, goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday for his confirmation hearing. If approved, Brennan will replace Acting Director Michael Morell.

Several Committee members are vowing to ask Brennan “tough questions,” including questions on the use of American drones overseas and the Obama administration’s drone strike program. He is also expected to field inquiries about the agency's budget.

Brennan, currently Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, is a 25-year veteran of the CIA and served both at the agency's headquarters and overseas, including a tour as station chief in Saudi Arabia. Pres. Obama nominated Brennan as the next CIA director on January 7, 2013.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brennan; brennanciahearing; brennanhearing; cia; drones; dronestrikes; feinstein; johnbrennan; livebrennanhearing; senate
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1 posted on 02/07/2013 11:43:49 AM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: Wisconsinlady

Dianne Feinstein gushing over Brennan already.

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-Committee-to-Hear-from-CIA-Director-Nominee/10737437877-1/


2 posted on 02/07/2013 11:46:02 AM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Wow it is laughable that Sen. Frankenstein is Chairing this committee!


3 posted on 02/07/2013 11:48:40 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Wisconsinlady
2013-2014 Senate Intelligence Committee Members

Dianne Feinstein,California ,Chairman
Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Vice Chairman
John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Ron Wyden, Oregon
James E. Risch, Idaho
Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland
Daniel Coats, Indiana
Mark Udall, Colorado
Marco Rubio, Florida
Mark Warner, Virginia
Susan Collins, Maine
Martin Heinrich, New Mexico
Tom Coburn, Oklahoma
Angus King, Maine

4 posted on 02/07/2013 11:49:19 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Disgraceful. Feinstein is totally corrupt.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 11:55:07 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Perdogg

Heeee Heeeeee! More protests against the Drone Killings!


6 posted on 02/07/2013 11:56:23 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Perdogg

Name our warriors, please!

Rubio, Coburn,


7 posted on 02/07/2013 11:57:06 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Another protest! And another! Recess to clear the people protesting! LOL


8 posted on 02/07/2013 11:59:17 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Wisconsinlady; Perdogg

Recess!
LOLOLOL.


9 posted on 02/07/2013 11:59:17 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Hah, they are protesting one by one. So one gets removed, then the next one pops up, and now they are halting the hearings and the room is being cleared. It’s Code Pink doing it. So Feinstein and Company knew they were in there, and let them in. Idiot Dems. They let their own kind in and then they turn on them. Hah, hah, hah. Fools.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 11:59:29 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Wowzers! All h*ll is breaking loose in the hearing room. So far at least three protesters have been escorted out. This is too delicious!


11 posted on 02/07/2013 11:59:29 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: onyx

FineSwine has her piggy hands full with all the Code Pinkos in the audience jumping up and shouting and disrupting the hearing.

LOL, now they are clearing the room and will not allow the Pinkos back.

So much for open and transparent!!


12 posted on 02/07/2013 11:59:54 AM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: onyx

hahahaha Fienstien has to clear the chamber and reccess because of the Code Pink members distrupting.


13 posted on 02/07/2013 12:00:15 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Wisconsinlady

Code Pinkies! Excellent!


14 posted on 02/07/2013 12:00:54 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Feinstein having to clear chambers temporarily now to remove Code Pink members who are disrupting. At least 5 have gotten up and made a ruckus so far.

They will bring people back in one-by-one.


15 posted on 02/07/2013 12:00:54 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Red_Devil 232

How stupid can they be, admitting people with SIGNS?


16 posted on 02/07/2013 12:01:28 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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Wow - Love the protestors . . . shut down Chamber ... keep it up !


17 posted on 02/07/2013 12:02:00 PM PST by imemyself
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To: onyx

Same will happen to Gun control hearings!


18 posted on 02/07/2013 12:02:23 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GRRRRR; VRWCarea51

ROTFL.

And those Pinko’s were carrying SIGNS!

First CLUE!

“Come on IN!”


19 posted on 02/07/2013 12:03:58 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GRRRRR

Didn’t some democrats invite code pink during the Bush years to disrupt? LOL, I guess it all depends on who’s ox is getting gored.


20 posted on 02/07/2013 12:04:38 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: onyx

So Sinkswine can’t even handle a few Code Pink Sissy maggots...

So she thinks she wants to take on 100 Million American Patriots to confiscate their firearms.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


21 posted on 02/07/2013 12:05:16 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’d love to bring a squirt gun to Gun Control hearings....LOL.


22 posted on 02/07/2013 12:05:34 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Wisconsinlady

During the Bush years, Code Pink was a mainstream media darling, praised for their political dissent by the left and treated like royalty by both.

During the Obama years, suddenly Code Pink is ignored by both media along with the left.

Code Pink: Nothing more the cannon fodder Useful idiots although at time, entertaining...and soon to be terminated.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 12:07:54 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Yep. Professional lefty useful idiot protestors. They must be funded by their rich trust funds or Commie groups cause this is all they do ......World wide. Yes, they were cute darlings during Bush years. They were all celebrated and interviewed even on FoX. They were side by side with crazy Cindy Sheehan. Wonder where Cindy is now that she is all used up??


24 posted on 02/07/2013 12:11:16 PM PST by therut
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To: therut

Do you agree to limit your agents to only have magazines of ten rounds?


25 posted on 02/07/2013 12:17:51 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: VRWCarea51

LOLOLOLOL.


26 posted on 02/07/2013 12:23:10 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: therut

Why were they allowed in with signs???

Geez, it’s like professional wrestling. What next; Adorable Adrian Street?


27 posted on 02/07/2013 12:26:43 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“Do you agree to limit your agents to only have magazines of ten rounds?”

Really. After all, you don’t need more rounds than that to hunt.

I’m a little irked they weren’t dressed as vaginas.


28 posted on 02/07/2013 12:29:26 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

All quiet in the audience now. Seems like at least 5 were ejected before they stopped the show and sent everyone out. Many more in the audience holding up red hands, signs, dolls to represent dead babies I guess.

Where has Code Pink been the last 4 years? Guess now that 4 more years is over & done, they can come back out in the daylight again?


29 posted on 02/07/2013 12:30:50 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Brennan will be confirmed! Nothing happening here so far!


30 posted on 02/07/2013 12:39:59 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Brennan is being as vague as they are allowing him.

They are now asking if they have the power to kill Americans WITHIN the U.S.

He says “we need to explain the processes” to the American people. Will only use as a last resort.

Never said yes or no whether they would ever do it in the U.
S.


31 posted on 02/07/2013 12:59:26 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Brennan is now getting grilled over his teleconference with media types (ie Richard Clarke) and being a blabbermouth about what? I first thought they were talking about the Bin Laden raid, but not so. Did you catch what they were discussing?


32 posted on 02/07/2013 1:11:06 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Wisconsinlady

Mikluski wasting time asking to meet Brennan’s wife, saying what a wonderful job the CIA does while getting no credit, etc. I got little pukes in my mouth


33 posted on 02/07/2013 1:12:22 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Mikluski wasting time asking to meet Brennan’s wife, saying what a wonderful job the CIA does while getting no credit, etc. I got little pukes in my mouth


34 posted on 02/07/2013 1:12:22 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Holder says water boarding is torture, so that settles it.
Blech!

Brennan: water boarding will never again be employed if I’m confirmed.


35 posted on 02/07/2013 1:20:09 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Code Pink eats it’s own doo-doo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=&v=O59qkltOgTY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=d&v=Xago5Lsyx7s


36 posted on 02/07/2013 1:21:34 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Wisconsinlady

Brennan made a joke with Mikulski (Polish for “Little Toad”) re CIA’s competition with a lot of Mikulski’s constituents under General Alexander at Fort Meade.


37 posted on 02/07/2013 1:27:57 PM PST by Ax
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To: onyx

This with Carl Levin is HILARIOUS!!!!

Keep focusing on the Waterboarding guys!!!

then we’ll ask you if its better to just Drone-Kill the terrorists or waterboard them???ha!


38 posted on 02/07/2013 1:30:07 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Levin is likely a Communist.
Senator Rubio was dead bangs erious.


39 posted on 02/07/2013 1:55:08 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Susan Collins is a surprise.
Her questions haven’t been all that bad.


40 posted on 02/07/2013 2:11:35 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: everyone



Ayatollah Rejects Biden Offer For Talks, Threatens USA...



IRAN: WE POACHED YOUR DRONE!

41 posted on 02/07/2013 2:19:05 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Holder says water boarding is torture, so that settles it.
Blech!

Brennan: water boarding will never again be employed if I’m confirmed.

Okay, my head is spinning here. So, we can’t waterboard enemies, but we can just kill them? I feel like I’m living in Wonderland.


42 posted on 02/07/2013 2:22:32 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Dead enemies can’t talk.


43 posted on 02/07/2013 2:32:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Wisconsinlady

They finally got me. I have a headache.
Thank you so much for both LIVE threads.


44 posted on 02/07/2013 2:55:43 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Wisconsinlady

We can’t waterboard enemies, but we can kill citizens. Now does it make sense?


45 posted on 02/07/2013 3:01:47 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Is killing people with drones against the Geneva convention?


46 posted on 02/07/2013 3:10:49 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: onyx

Me too! I just took two Aleve.

I would just go to bed, but hubby and I are going to our taxpreparer tonight to find out if we gave these SOB’s enough of our money during the year!

I’m thinking I won’t like the answer, and it won’t help me headache. Maybe some Culver’s ice cream will help....


47 posted on 02/07/2013 3:23:03 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Wisconsinlady

You have my prayers! Ice cream always helps. :)


48 posted on 02/07/2013 4:24:49 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Wisconsinlady; All
Watching a little bit of Brennan's testimony was interesting. He comes across as a braggart, a know-it-all; the type that could just as easily tell a lie when the truth would have been sufficient.

Lest people forget, Brennan was the one spreading the rumors that osama went down shooting, using his wife as a shield, etc, The killing of Osama bin Laden: how the White House changed its story. False. And then there's this little tale, New study proves falsity of John Brennan’s drone claims


49 posted on 02/07/2013 6:50:26 PM PST by Girlene
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To: All
Here's a good roundup of questions that should have been asked at ....wait for it....the Daily Kos!

Many questions for John Brennan today and only a few hours to ask them

I'm reading some of their comments...HEY, the left and the right agree on this one. They don't trust Brennan, either.
50 posted on 02/07/2013 7:54:41 PM PST by Girlene
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