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Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?
Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Duane Patterson

Posted on 05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript:

HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes?

DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
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Will this be hitting the fan tomorrow? And will Eric Holder recuse himself again?
1 posted on 05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

This is BIG!


2 posted on 05/15/2013 6:15:01 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: PJ-Comix

That’s impeachment material. Worse than Nixon. In fact, that’s criminal prosecution after removal from office.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 6:16:20 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: glock rocks

Methinks Valerie Jarrett went a bit too far.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 6:16:54 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Tench_Coxe

The GOP won’t do squat!


5 posted on 05/15/2013 6:17:22 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: PJ-Comix

Is POSHITUS switching tack and aiming for scandal fatigue?

I’m not trying to look all these gift horses in the mouth, but wow.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 6:17:48 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: PJ-Comix

Wow, el presidente crossed someone for all this to be breaking....


7 posted on 05/15/2013 6:18:07 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: PJ-Comix

This may be the next shoe.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 6:19:16 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: jughandle

Maybe the Clinton machine has the war room back to turn on Obama.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 6:19:47 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: PJ-Comix; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

10 posted on 05/15/2013 6:20:54 PM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "Using your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: PJ-Comix

Congress cannot stand for this. Holder and Obama must go.

Does the regime really expect us to believe that national security was in such immediate jeopardy that they were forced to obtain records of both the press and Congress, yet no one bothered to ever tell the President of the United States, that Obama learned of this when the American people did?


11 posted on 05/15/2013 6:22:22 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: PJ-Comix

Kinda dwarfs the Watergate plumbers...


12 posted on 05/15/2013 6:24:07 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: tennmountainman

The GOP won’t do squat!

That’s what they are hoping for, but I think they have finally gone too far. They really need to man up and call out the person in charge and impeach-Barack Hussein Obama.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 6:25:02 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: null and void

why would they wiretap these wongos when every conversation is the same day after day

“whatta you want to do today”

“i dunno whatta you wanna do”

“hey check out the fins on that one....”


14 posted on 05/15/2013 6:26:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: TheZMan

another racist shoe has dropped. But His Zeroness had nothing to do with this surely.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 6:27:29 PM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: PJ-Comix

So what Congressman Nunes is saying is that when the DOJ tapped the AP, they picked up any members of Congress who were talking to the AP...

...but of course Holder knows nothing about this, absolutely nothing. That alone should be a firing offense. He is at BEST wholly incompetent. If the IRS commissioner got the ax for the “rogue actions” of low-level staffers, shouldn’t Holder get the same (though for a moment I don’t think he wasn’t in on this)?

Why do I think this avalanche of scandalous information is Hillary trying to knock Benghazi off the front pages?


16 posted on 05/15/2013 6:27:41 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: PJ-Comix
From the link...

DN: So when they went after the AP reporters, right? Went after all of their phone records, they went after the phone records, including right up here in the House Gallery, right up from where I’m sitting right now. So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know…

17 posted on 05/15/2013 6:27:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: tennmountainman
The GOP won’t do squat!

Yup. Askeered of riots by da brudders when their Homey gets dumped.

More intimidation by a bunch of low life gang bangers who never should have been in the White House, not even for a visit.

18 posted on 05/15/2013 6:28:41 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Aurorales

Bookmark


19 posted on 05/15/2013 6:29:52 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Before everyone goes TOO far off the deep end, the congressman mis-spoke when he said “tapping”. This was still discussing the obtaining of the AP phone records, not actually tapping lines. What the congressman was referring to is the fact that some of those phone records were records of calls between AP reporters and phones in the congressional cloak room. So those records could possibly show that certain congressmen were in touch with AP reporters, but ostensibly could not show what was discussed. That does not make it any better, but probably keeps it from reaching the “I” word...


20 posted on 05/15/2013 6:30:32 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wow ....it’s unreal.

Well, not really.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 6:31:32 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: LostInBayport

The only thing that makes sense is the DNC is burning the whole thing down so they can say they washed their hands of it for ‘14.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 6:31:47 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: CA Conservative

Yep. But FR is going full tin foil today.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 6:33:25 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Deport Hillary!, Holder, and Sideshow Barack to Mombasa, and let them fling their hate-whitey, hate-men, hate-Constitution excrement in the direction the USA all they want from there.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 6:33:26 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: CA Conservative

Will anyone be surprised if we learn they did more than obtain records? #taping


25 posted on 05/15/2013 6:33:57 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: PJ-Comix

Hope it is on Drudge; the 60M medical records lawsuit against the IRS isn’t there either.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 6:34:00 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: .45 Long Colt
Will anyone be surprised if we learn they did more than obtain records? #taping

No, but at this point there is no evidence to support such a claim. I don't want us to go nuclear on that front unless/until we have proof.

27 posted on 05/15/2013 6:35:45 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: PJ-Comix

The Prez SPIED on the Legislative Branch. On Congress.

That’s like one of the three arms branches of gov’t making WAR on another one of those branches.

How is this not treason...?

This is the most serious scandal in US political history.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 6:35:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: CA Conservative

If one is investigating leaks, what would be the purpose of only tracking
phone numbers and not phone conversations? You can bet these conversations were recorded.


29 posted on 05/15/2013 6:38:02 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: LostInBayport
.but of course Holder knows nothing about this, absolutely nothing.

Holder is higher up on the organization chart of his actual employers than his fellow employee Obama.

30 posted on 05/15/2013 6:38:49 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: CA Conservative
How do you know the congressman misspoke on this?
Did he clarify his statement or is this an assumption of yours?
31 posted on 05/15/2013 6:39:15 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: PJ-Comix

And their excuse is still “after the national security leak”?

Who would believe them at this point?


32 posted on 05/15/2013 6:39:41 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I was listening to HH tonight. I thought maybe I misheard what he said. Nope. This just got a LOT hotter.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 6:40:07 PM PDT by DManA
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To: gaijin

I thought POSHITUS looked unusually peppy, enthusiastic at the podium today. That was probably the deal Pelosi laid out for him and Hillary in that one hour visit at her house at the ‘08 primaries... do as much damage as you can, we’ll get both you out before you face any real pain...........

Maybe Pelosi and VJ are the real operators together.


34 posted on 05/15/2013 6:40:29 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: PJ-Comix

A mini Saturday Night Massacre on the way perhaps? Holder? maybe Big Sis? When DHS put Tea Party and retired military groups on watch lists IRS jumps onboard and starts their shenanigans. Throw in the Boston bombings for good measure.


35 posted on 05/15/2013 6:42:57 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: PJ-Comix

WOAH!


36 posted on 05/15/2013 6:43:32 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: PJ-Comix

What difference does it make?

What could one half of one third of the US government possibly do?

/s


37 posted on 05/15/2013 6:43:45 PM PDT by moovova
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To: PJ-Comix
RUT ROH !

38 posted on 05/15/2013 6:45:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: PJ-Comix

Time now to start Obama’s going away party.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 6:45:47 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: null and void

*shakes head*


40 posted on 05/15/2013 6:46:50 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Tench_Coxe
Obama, Biden, Holder, Clinton , all of them need to be impeached by Congress.

The Obama administration wiretapping Congress ? this is worse than Watergate 10 fold.
41 posted on 05/15/2013 6:47:20 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: .45 Long Colt

Wow!!

Is this real?

I can imagine Congress not caring about a few AP reporters. I’m sure the dems don’t care about Tea Partiers and neither do the RINOs, but this hits them close to home.

Not only that, but even if there were just a few targeted, how can they be sure? First the Republicans. Then a dem or two who didn’t vote as he was told, ....

Who’s next?


42 posted on 05/15/2013 6:47:22 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: CA Conservative

Just to clarify, the obtained phone record showed only who’s calling whom at what time?

No actual content was included?


43 posted on 05/15/2013 6:47:28 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: CA Conservative

What we have is evidence of a willingness to do whatever they deemed necessary to get their way. Not a month ago we learned a senator’s office was bugged. Congressional Republicans had better consider the possibility that all of their conversations have been recorded. I’m not suggesting we accuse them without evidence. Instead I am suggesting we cannot take their word as to the extent of their malfeasance.


44 posted on 05/15/2013 6:48:33 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: PJ-Comix

Yeah they did in fact threathen “ pay backs “ just before the election.


45 posted on 05/15/2013 6:50:09 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: tennmountainman

per homeland security, they have all the phone conversations. everybody, everywhere. given the information that the phone records provide, I bet they sure has hell could find out about the calls contents.


46 posted on 05/15/2013 6:51:06 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Gasshog

You almost expect to see something like this before Obama leaves office.

Last night at 23:37.12 32 nuclear warheads were targeted and launched into Russia. 27 warheads impacted and destructed on impact. However, five warheads operated as designed causing major destruction under where they detonated.

Reached for comment this morning, Obama was unable to say who had fired off the nuclear warheads. His staff is checking into it as we go to air...

27 nuclear warheads having been ordered to stand down (in effect), and this not being able to take place unless the POTUS presidential codes are used, it is baffling that Obama has no clue..., once again.

Senator Reid, Representative Nancy Pelosi, and a pastle of past Obama supporters labeled this another Tea Party conspiracy, almost as dire as the one reportedly launched against Hillary Clinton years ago.

It’s all so unfair to the Democrats, specifically Obama.

The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and a myriad of other papers exonerated the president today.

Speaker Boehner said he understood how this could happen, and upon hearing that John McCain said, “You betcha!” “Hee yaaa!”


47 posted on 05/15/2013 6:51:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe congress will finally start to realize that the US Intelligence-National Police apparat is very much out of control.

The US Intelligence Community include 16 major intelligence agencies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_intelligence_community

And over 100 federal police agencies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_law_enforcement_in_the_United_States

The trouble is that there is only need for a small amount of this intelligence and police work, and the rest is becoming more and more intrusive, because otherwise they would have nothing to do.

They don’t have enough real enemies, so they are turning on their friends.


48 posted on 05/15/2013 6:51:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: CA Conservative

His sentence is a little confusing. For sure they have the record that reporter A spoke to Congressman B. But do they have the transcript of what was said?


49 posted on 05/15/2013 6:51:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: cardinal4

Yeah. Oddly enough, although I could find a WHOLE bunchcha graphics with Big-eared Bush and various republican operatives listening in, I couldn’t find a good one with The Won or any democrat.

Just pretend the GOP elephant on the cap is an Obama O...


50 posted on 05/15/2013 6:55:02 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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