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  •  Who the hell gave Issa the information?? If it's (6+ / 0-)

    just because he's a Senator, I'd still have a form signed by him stating that by being given such files that he, the Senator, will become responsible for any security leaks and have it notorized.  What an ass.

    •  He's a Rep (2+ / 0-)
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      whaddaya, nchristine

      Small difference, but I just can't help fixing typos. It's a fetish.

      "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

      by DaddyO on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:37:11 PM PST

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    •  Issa is a Congressman from California (1+ / 0-)
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      no big deal, but what you wrote is exactly what I was going to write plus ...WHY HASN'T THE WHITE HOUSE STEPPED IN?


      •  Issa (3+ / 0-)
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        cipher14, JuliathePoet, drdarkeny

        The White House CANNOT "step in".  Contrary to the wide-held beliefs of many conservatives, Obama is NOT a dictator.  The records were legally requested by Chairman Issa as being required to investigate the problems with the website, and Obama had no choice but to acquiesce.  This is not one of those cases in which the President could argue from the standpoint of National Security that the records were protected under Executive Privilege.  Should the information in these records become compromised while in the possession of Chairman Issa, then he would himself become the subject of an investigation.

        •  If leaked, he should be prosecuted as a traitor (1+ / 0-)
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          Since that is exactly what he would be. Purposely disclosing documents that you know has the potential to harm the people and government of the US, when there is no law being broken to expose, should result in lengthy prison terms. That should be even more true for legislators who have access to top secret information, and make it available in ways that make it so that enemies of the state, (there is no way he can guarantee that terrorists who have access to this, would not use it against multiple government platforms) have access to that information, that they could obtain in no other way.

          I have seen a couple of comments on Facebook that Issa should reale them, as a whistleblower, and that he would be a hero for doing so. These same people want the death penalty for Edward Snowden, and see no inconsistency in their arguments. After several go arounds, I can only conclude that the term whistleblower is completely misunderstood by the Tea Partiers and Right Wingers.

          Too bad remedial education in the meaning of words and ideas, related to politics, isn't an option. I think any attempts to try to create a concise, general understanding of terms, would only lead into a mind numbing fight over what is real, and the Faux American's dictionary. That may be the biggest "victory" of Faux News."

        •  "Obama is NOT a dictator" (0+ / 0-)

          Too bad - Issa, along with every OTHER Obstructionist Rethug TRAITOR, being dragged out of the House chambers with a black bag over his head while being beaten about the kidneys with truncheons, sounds like a plan to me!

    •  Are you familiar with an NDA? (9+ / 0-)

      He signed one when he got his security clearance, yet leaked that information to the press. He's long been infamous for that, yet continues to hold a clearance and not be charged with divulging classified information to the press.

      Even money, he'd try the Congressional immunity bit, not realizing that said immunity only extends as far as his house of Congress floor.

      How about we start arresting some of these idiots for treason, for the intentional sabotage of their own nation's government?

    •  Okay, as a relative newbie.... (2+ / 0-)
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      belinda ridgewood, TrekBear

      how come there's not always the 'recommend' box following comments??

    •  That is so, SO wrong (2+ / 0-)
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      TrekBear, CA wildwoman

      to think Issa is able to receive information that would not only be used as a weapon against the ACA, but cause who knows what damage to individuals enrolled in the program.

      •  Thank the freedom of information act. (2+ / 0-)
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        CA wildwoman, JuliathePoet

        Along with the additional freedoms enjoyed by senate and congress with regards to what is extremely sensitive information.

        That anyone could get that wholly uncensored that doesn't actually need it scares me silly, many code releases omit parts to maintain some defence against it falling into hostile hands, I doubt they had the luxury in this case and Issa's got a reputation for pissing all over the need to know nature of sensitive materials and endangering others ie Libya.

        He's lucky he hasn't been tried as a traitor, I think the death penalty still applies potentially.

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