An apology? Seriously? I wonder how Scooter Libby feels about this:
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of furious and public denials. [emphasis added to quotes]
When challenged, lie. When caught, apologize.
How simple is that? We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution.
Although some are calling for Brennan to resign, or to be fired, Barack Obama, as “the White House,” continues to support him.
And why wouldn’t he, all skeletons in the closet considered?
More from this link:
Brennan acknowledged that an internal investigation had found agency security personnel transgressed a firewall set up on a CIA network …
Among other things, it was revealed that agency officials conducted keyword searches and email searches on committee staff while they used the network. …
CIA spokesman Dean Boyd acknowledged that agency staff had improperly monitored the computers of committee staff members …
Democrat Senator Mark Udall sounds as if he’s beginning to get it. He said,
The CIA unconstitutionally spied on Congress by hacking into Senate intelligence committee computers. This grave misconduct is not only illegal, but it violates the US constitution’s requirement of separation of powers. These offenses, along with other errors in judgment by some at the CIA, demonstrate a tremendous failure of leadership, and there must be consequences.
“Grave misconduct” and “errors in judgment?” Doe he have a problem with the word crime? These were at least arguably federal crimes–violations of the law and the Constitution by members of the CIA and Obama’s administration. Yet Brennan is allowed to apologize. Will all then be forgiven?
It’s amazing that Democrat members of this Senate committee are so outraged when they are treated by this administration the same way that the citizens of this country have been treated from the beginning.
We’re spied upon, too. Where’s our apology? The Obama administration violates laws, such as the Federal Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act, on a regular basis. Where’s our apology? From the beginning, Obama himself has flouted the Constitution by failing to prove his eligibility under the requirements of the Constitution.
Where’s the birth certificate AND our apology?
Brennan, while not under oath of course, assured Andrea Mitchell
that the CIA in no way was spying on the SSCI [Senate Select Committee on Intelligence] or the Senate. We greatly respect the separation of powers between executive branch and legislative branch.
“In no way!” That’s pretty definite. Now we know, however, that there was a way. Brennen went on to say, in so many words, that he’s eager to move on, move forward, and put this incident behind the CIA, because they’re simply too busy to be distracted by such nonsense. Sounds like Hillary Clinton:
What difference, at this point, does it make?
How does it feel, Senator Dianne Feinstein? Tell me: how does it feel?
Brennan actually suggested that a person would basically be insane, without “reason,” to even consider such a thing:
Laughably, we’re supposed to believe that this all happened without Brennan’s knowledge and that his people allowed him to go on record denying that anything of the sort happened.
After his public denials, did the guilty ‘fess up? Apparently not. They just left their boss, this long-time CIA guy, hanging out there to dry, left him way out there on that limb, twisting in the wind, getting mighty dry.
That’s if you believe the “official” version of the truth. Does the CIA even know or ever tell the truth?
Amazingly, the ball is now in Dianne Feinstein’s court, even though federal crimes may have been committed:
Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, a longtime observer of the CIA, called its Thursday statement a “conciliatory gesture” to the committee’s leaders. “If Senator Feinstein is satisfied with the apology then the affair is effectively over. If she contends there was a fundamental breach that cannot be corrected with a mere apology then some further action might be needed,” Aftergood said.
If “further action” is required, then someone will have to be found to throw under the bus. More fool them.
Did Scooter at least try an apology? Would that have worked for him?
Keep in mind that John O. Brennan was with the CIA during President George W. Bush’s administration. Brennan was a supporter of both rendition as well as enhanced interrogation, which are subjects of the Feinstein committee’s investigation. The CIA “peeped” at the committee’s email and investigative activities despite that doing so is said to be illegal.
Obama continues to stand behind Brennan, even though Obama is ordinarily wont to “stand with the Muslims” and even though Obama opposed Bush’s policies during the “War on Terror”. Brennan is also a supporter of FISA’s domestic spying activities, which were divulged by Edward Snowden. Obama pretends to oppose those FISA operations and says he wants to see them reined in. An executive order would do it, but …
If Obama’s so concerned, he could apologize to the “folks” he says we “tortured.” It must irk Democrats on that Senate committee to no end that their president sides with Bush and Brennan, downplaying the alleged “torture” that probably saved U.S. lives. Why does he, though?
In light of all this, you might wonder how Brennan ended up with several high-level positions in the Obama administration.
Payment for services rendered? If so, then there’s little chance that Brennan is going under the bus any time soon, if ever.
~ Arthur Vandalay
Why do we need 1000 people to say the same thing? Fire 900 we still have 100 Libs getting together to get their stories straight on what the Liberal slant should be. Let the rest go out and try to find real jobs in the Obamaconomy they helped create. …. so B it!
Art Vandalay! Too funny. 🙂
It is going to get real ugly. 👿
This is no joke folks… BUTT’ who really cares? I see it ALL the
time…. they all have O’s cool clone-ness … in your face sh*T!
Time for us to get in their faces too. Fiercer! The time for politesse is over. That ship has sailed. It’s a Brave New World and we must act accordingly.
DINNER is SERVED…. African Leaders join in…… last-night O’
Serving up the Walking Dead. Ironic that they sent Ebola patients to Atlanta. Life imitating art, or art following a script?
Check out Chantal Biya in the photo gallery. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-toasts-african-leaders-state-dinner-article-1.1893516
It’s pretty interesting, reading between the lines. Barry broke protocol and had someone else “greet” the arriving guests. In addition, they had them all in a big tent on the lawn instead of in the house. Fear of contamination? I’m just asking. Wow. Kind of Freudian, Barry talking about the “blood” of Africa (thinking Ebola hemorrhaging)? Is that an unconscious confession?
“”I stand before you as the president of the United States [AS IF he’s president, but not authentically?], a proud American. [Again, as if.] I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa,” [IS HE?] Obama said drawing applause. “The blood of Africa runs through our family [would that be the generic “family of man”?] , so for us, the bonds between our countries, our continents are deeply personal.””
As usual, all about HIM. Was it racist to serve chocolate cake? 😉
I stand before you as the president of the United States, proud American.
DOORs open 2 EVIL… DICK-tators & more ~ a Blind Eye? O’…
Dr. Jim Garrow shared Jim Garrow’s status ~ August 4 ~ Summary:
I would like to “bottom line” a couple of notions for folks. Barry Soetoro, the usurper of the Office of the President, is funded and abetted by Arab oil money. His grooming and support was a direct result of the appeal of journalist and reporter Vernon Jarrett to the Arab oil interests in a 1979 article that appeared in the Chicago Tribune. The suggestion opened up the flow of money from the Arabs to Jarrett and other communists and provided them with a windfall of dollars to enhance the effectiveness of the Chicago thugs. A total of 8 hopefuls from black communities across America were groomed, with Obama being the prize winner candidate to carry the flag. The other 7 have all died.
And so today we have a bought and paid for thug, sponsored by a foreign entity with loyalties to allah/satan and the goal of the destruction of both the great satan and the little satan (the USA and Israel). A semi blind investigator can see the results of their efforts and Obama’s work. Success is paved with money, access to power and ultimately treason.
What has not been considered is the reaction of an emerging America, wakening to the realization that they have been conned, had, and used. The natural anger of the awakened will find an outlet and I trust that the target of the rage will be Obama and his enablers.
– Dr. Jim Garrow –
Speaking of doctors–Dr. Milton Wolf lost the election yesterday. The paper went to all the trouble to connect him to the Tea Party and say that he lost his race against the incumbent, BUTT they forgot to say that he’s Barry’s cousin.
what ever station I had the TV on mentioned he was kin to the prez.
I saw the Politico story yesterday and they did mention his connection to Barry. It was the print version of the story in my local paper that “forgot” to include the connection to Barry. It’s interesting that they edited that part out. Surely, if asked, they’d say that they have limited space and only include the most pertinent “facts”.
I’m very suspicious of Garrows. I havent put too much into him
Dr Jim Garrow ^^^ from below
A LAW -LESS LAND…BY….WHO’S 1/2 BLACK? HANDS guess Who?
The cop seemed absolutely reasonable to me. He sure knows the TRUTH when he says Barry’s “decimated” the Constitution. Too funny that NOW the libs seem upset when local cops do, in their opinion, what Barry does on a regular basis, which is to not follow the law and the Constitution. When the shoe is on the other foot … Therein lies the danger, which the progressives OUGHT TO HAVE REALIZED when they marched in lockstep with Barry and did not make him follow the LAW. Sad thing is that the cop will probably get fired. The progs and obots will see to it. They’re haters and haters gonna hate. Tyrants can brook NO opposition whatsoever. The pogrom shall begin. The cop is already under an internal affairs investigation. His “crime”? DARING to speak the truth about Obama to someone that he probably rightfully guessed is an Obama supporter.
~RadicalforCapitalist – Aug. 6, 2014 at 6:47pm from ^^^^
“Because if he doesn’t have to follow the Constitution, WE Don’t have to.”
Corrupt government = corrupt military and police
Only a FEW people truly understand what we’re Facing as a Nation.
So spoiled. So naive. So blind. So in danger. YIKES!!!! WOW
I M P E A C H M E N T I M P E A C H M E N T I M P E A C H M E N T
I think he wants to step away so he will NOT have 2 say he LIED LIED
LIED LIED LIED LIED….So he can them BLAME BUSH!!! O’ & US!
It’s COMING 2 YOUR TOWN….. & MUCH MUCH MORE!
““This is coming to a town near you,” he warns.
The man on the phone is a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security who works in South Texas. He reached out to me last night in the wake of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent’s horrific murder on Friday. The 36-year-old agent, Javier Vega Jr., was shot execution-style in front of his wife, his parents, two of his sons and another child in the Rio Grande Valley. Vega’s father was also shot but survived. They were on an idyllic family fishing trip before being robbed and ambushed.
The two suspects are Mexican nationals from Matamoros. “They’re here illegally,” my source said with a weary sigh. And not just that. They had been previously deported after committing other serious crimes, he says.
According to my source, one had a history of smuggling aliens and drugs. The other had previous arrests for unlawfully carrying a firearm and family violence issues.
“But we just drop the thugs off at the border, and they come right back.””
A WORLD without a BRAIN…. YIKES! …
As Walgreens is bullied out of an “inversion” by DICK Durbin. It’s legal BUTT … I wonder how many
tax dodgeslegal tax breaks Barry and Mooch take advantage of?
What REGGIE …. shared with the FOLKS!!!!
TELL the TRUTH! BUTT’ … O’ not about OBAMA! ~ R E S I G N S ?
That is so infuriating. You know, if Barry had any GUTS at all and any GRACE at all, he’d call that guy’s boss and ask for him to be reinstated and talk about the importance of free speech to a free people. These people just don’t get it. The cop was being ironic and sarcastic. He wasn’t “being dismissive” of anybody’s “civil liberties.” Wow. And you gotta hand it to him. He’s a Democrat but apparently somehow is NOT a brain-dead obot. They could use more people like that in the Democrat Party.
OLD HILLARY …is BLUFFING US AGAIN…. rental in the SLUMS! O’
Glad that they focused so much on female genital mutilation and the oppression of women throughout Africa. Wait! What? Nevermind. Half the population of the Earth is a majority, not an oppressed minority like gays. A majority cannot BE oppressed, just as a minority cannot BE racist.
THE ODD COUPLE. & SO MUCH MORE.
That’s one of the few photos where, imho, he actually resembles that little boy with Scott in 1969.
O….how…. very very …. weird
GAME – CHANGER…. O’s Iron Dome EXPOSED ~ yes it is ….
& …. WTPOTUS …. R so very ready…ready set go!