Skip to comments.[President] Obama Appointee in Classified Info Scandal (John Deutch)
Posted on 02/20/2009 9:12:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The appointment of John Deutch to an advisory panel on spy satellites violates President Obamas pledge to hold everyone in his administration to the highest ethical standards.
Deutch, who headed the CIA from May 1995 to December 1996, agreed in writing in January 2001 to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents. Just after that, President Clinton pardoned him and 175 others as Clinton was leaving office. Deutchs infraction was thus more serious than Tim Geithners or Tom Daschles failure to pay income taxes.
Deutch essentially walked away from what is one of the most egregious cases of mishandling of classified information that I have ever seen, short of espionage, Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said after the pardon was announced.
Deutch placed 17,000 CIA files, including files classified TOP SECRET/CODEWORD and those referring to highly sensitive covert operations, on his unclassified home computers. One such file was a memo to Clinton and then-Vice President Al Gore. It noted that the information was so sensitive that Deutch was sending it to only a few other people, including FBI Director Louis Freeh and Secretary of State Warren Christopher.
Because the computers connected to the Internet, and because Deutch often gave out his e-mail address, foreign intelligence services could easily have downloaded classified material from his computer.
CIA technicians discovered the security breach in December 1996 when they visited Deutchs house and asked to see his agency computers as he was preparing to leave office. The CIA had agreed to give him a no-fee consulting contract for one year allowing him to keep the three Macintosh computers.
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At some point it becomes bitterly funny. I mean, when does it END with this guy?
Bill Clinton could take shamelessness lessons from this guy.
Yet another campaign issue for the GOP in 2012......
Were I a Democrat, I’d be hopping mad at Obama for endangering his precarious position.
This has got to be sent to Rush, Sean, Glen Beck and Chris Mathews.
Say what you will, a presidential pardon makes him clean as a whistle from a legal stand point.
However, some lawyers or those who claim to be lawyers anyway, seem to have ethics issues.
Can you hear me, Obama?
George Soros is and has always been in control. It’s time for the revolution!
I could not agree more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can’t wait to hear what Obama-job Sandy Berger gets
well, Look @ all "the experience", Zer0Bambi has to draw upon.
Of course the media will never discuss this story. They’re too busy trying to spin Palin into a tax cheat for asking a question on Per Diem reimbursements.
It just doesn’t stop, and it’s like you said, only a month in, unreal.
Sabotage: America’s Enemies within the CIA (Hardcover)
by Rowan Scarborough (Author)
It just keeps coming.
“foreign intelligence services could easily have downloaded classified material from his computer.”
And an exceptionally good target for them to go after. He knew full well he was breaking the law when he did it, too. His arrogance is disgusting.
arrogance = thievery
Does Hillary have the files?
Or are they stuffed in someone’s socks?
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