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Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX) requests subpoena of NSA's White House, IRS phone logs
Breitbart ^ | 06/13/2013 | Debra Heine

Posted on 06/13/2013 2:37:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Until now, I thought Democrats were being overly defensive as they circled the wagons around the White House, assuring everyone who would listen that the president obviously wasn't involved. Who in Congress had overtly pointed the finger at the president?

Enter Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) who figured out away to insinuate White House involvement in the IRS targeting scandal and needle the president about the NSA spy scandal at the same time. Stockman sent a letter to Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Tuesday, asking him to subpoena all NSA records of phone calls between employees of the White House and the IRS. “Obama assures the public he only collected this information to uncover wrongdoing and protect civil liberties. Clearly he would want us to use it to investigate this case, because otherwise he’d be lying,” said Stockman.

“If Obama has nothing to hide he has nothing to fear,” said Stockman.

“This case must be investigated fully, given admitted wrongdoing by the IRS, its potentially criminal implications and revelations the White House has been less than honest about what they knew and when,” said Stockman. “Obama says the PRISM program is perfectly legal, so there should be no problem whatsoever in providing the information on White House and IRS phone calls.”

“The only possible scenario in which the administration refuses to comply would be if it would reveal unconstitutional or illegal behavior,” said Stockman.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: irs; nsa; stockman; subpoena

1 posted on 06/13/2013 2:37:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Brilliant! I really like the part about if he has nothing to hide, then he has nothing to fear..


2 posted on 06/13/2013 2:38:49 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s only right.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 2:39:12 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX (Everything will be OK in the end. If it is not OK, then it isn't the end.)
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To: MustKnowHistory

RE: I really like the part about if he has nothing to hide, then he has nothing to fear..

Obama can always cite EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE when it comes to White House phone logs.

He’s already done that to save Eric Holder’s butt in Fast and Furious.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 2:42:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: MustKnowHistory

about time and hopefully the other dopes in the stupid party go after what oabma knows, what he ordered and do something about all of this


5 posted on 06/13/2013 2:42:50 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

BTTT!!!

Good fun!!!

Jay Leno should get a kick out of this one.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 2:43:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Offer Snowden immunity if he’ll demonstrate to congress how to pull up these records and all emails from WH & CIA to SoS the night of Bengazi


7 posted on 06/13/2013 2:43:56 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: hoosiermama

Request? Y can’t they just demand.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 2:45:18 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

My point was let Snowden prove his point at the same time he exposes the truth of two or maybe three of the scandles.
Sort of like the Nixon tapes


9 posted on 06/13/2013 2:49:00 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can the WH doctor the logs or make the incriminating ones disappear?


10 posted on 06/13/2013 2:51:09 PM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: SeekAndFind

who figured out away ... ?


11 posted on 06/13/2013 2:53:56 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: SeekAndFind
He'll probably just bring out his old saw:


12 posted on 06/13/2013 2:59:17 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Squantos; Eaker; archy; Old Sarge; Slings and Arrows

Certainly, NSA/FBI/ATF/HLS have no records of the NICS background search for purchase of firearms.

If Cabelas has to phone in, well, that shit goes into the database.. so ATF, FBI, and the rest of our newfound stazi has their cover, and registration has been accomplished.

You’re online, and realtime.


13 posted on 06/13/2013 3:10:00 PM PDT by glock rocks (The worm has turned)
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To: SeekAndFind

What if the data base is missing an 18 day, 18 hour and 18 minute segment.

Would 0bama be a crook?


14 posted on 06/13/2013 3:20:08 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Old Yeller
Can the WH doctor the logs or make the incriminating ones disappear?

You have to ask? Remember, these people are a criminal enterprise on steroids.

15 posted on 06/13/2013 3:23:54 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hasn’t Congress realized yet that 0bama has rendered them irrelevant? Case and point: Eric Holder still has his job.


16 posted on 06/13/2013 3:24:57 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

OK, What MORE could Congress do that they haven’t already done? Holder has already been held in contempt of Congress.

What does the law say regarding individuals who have been held in contempt of congress?

Congress only writes the laws, they don’t have the power to enforce it.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 3:28:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind














18 posted on 06/13/2013 3:34:24 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind














19 posted on 06/13/2013 3:34:24 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

One more good story at this link

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3030852/posts

:-)


20 posted on 06/13/2013 3:38:26 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love it.


21 posted on 06/13/2013 3:42:46 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Old Yeller

If they can identify them, they can delete them.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 3:49:48 PM PDT by Usually_Disappointed ( .Y.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Brilliant!


23 posted on 06/13/2013 3:55:39 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama ordered his IRS to rig the election of 2012 for Obama and democrats/socialists in the Senate. Obama also used other gov agencies to rig the election. Why isn’t anyone shouting this form the rooftops? Come on Levin, coulter , Sarah Palin, Rush, DRudge etc. call Obama out on this and call for Obama’s resignation.

Obama’s IRS prevented many tea party groups from getting started The IRS stole the election. We no longer live in a free country

IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3026441/posts?page=1

government never works as the IRS scandal shows

government can’t be trusted

but liberals/democrats trust government and love gov


24 posted on 06/13/2013 4:26:13 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: SeekAndFind

Checkmate.


25 posted on 06/13/2013 4:32:14 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Executive Privilege. It will never happen. Obama will not allow it. It should happen. It will not.


26 posted on 06/13/2013 4:58:01 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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To: Texas Songwriter

RE: Executive Privilege. It will never happen.

I’ve asked this before... how does a cabinet member who has been held in contempt of congress get punished if the president protects him/her?


27 posted on 06/13/2013 5:07:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Breitbart has an interesting article about a charged Brinks armored truck requesting NSA Prism documents to exhonerate his whereabouts on the day in question. The judge is allowing this to go forth.

As to your question....I think you know the answer......this administration is an ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE. They are a law unto themselves. Much of their stately is to run a 3 year clock out.

28 posted on 06/13/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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sfl


29 posted on 06/13/2013 6:04:30 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stockman rings the bell!!!!


30 posted on 06/13/2013 9:21:22 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

You almost sound as if you believe Congress has some Power separate but equal to the other 2 branches of government. Have you been reading the Constitution?? if so could you send a copy of the relevant portions to your congressman?? That book has been banned on Government Property.

The answer is simple, hold the hearing, every last person that refuses in any way to tell the truth or provide evidence asked for should be immediately arrested and held in Contempt of Congress, no visitors, no lawyers, Solitary Confinement in the Congressional jail. after 30 days bring them back in , if they refuse to testify again lock them back up. repeat til the end of time.


31 posted on 06/14/2013 9:33:55 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: SeekAndFind
Poorly worded by none other then SCOTUS, Wikipedia (for what it's worth) says:

The Supreme Court stated: "To read the Article II powers of the President as providing an absolute privilege as against a subpoena essential to enforcement of criminal statutes on no more than a generalized claim of the public interest in confidentiality of nonmilitary and nondiplomatic discussions would upset the constitutional balance of 'a workable government' and gravely impair the role of the courts under Article III." Because Nixon had asserted only a generalized need for confidentiality, the Court held that the larger public interest in obtaining the truth in the context of a criminal prosecution took precedence.

I'm sure the IRS incident would not fall under military or diplomatic. The NSA BS probably would.

32 posted on 06/14/2013 12:28:36 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Executive privilege - Kennedy to GW Bush - from
Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments

Kennedy: 2
Johnson: 3
Nixon: 6
Ford: 1
Carter: 1
Reagan: 3
GHW Bush: 1
Clinton: 14
GW Bush: 6

33 posted on 06/14/2013 12:52:49 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: Old Yeller
Can the WH doctor the logs or make the incriminating ones disappear?

Yes, especially if he sends the logs in a PDF file.


34 posted on 06/14/2013 8:17:15 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Hasn’t Congress realized yet that 0bama has rendered them irrelevant?


The GOP in Congress have made themselves irrelevant. They simplhy have no desire to be an engaged opposition party. Too much work I guess.


35 posted on 06/16/2013 10:32:56 AM PDT by lodi90
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