ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Friday, December 30, 2005

Targeting the Dissenters

Finally, the Justice Department is going after the leakers of the NSA surveillance program.

Inquiry into leak of NSA spying program launched

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department has opened an investigation into leaks to the media about the National Security Agency's classified domestic surveillance program.

The program authorizes the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans without first seeking permission from a court for a search warrant. It has caused a political uproar with both Democrats and Republicans questioning whether President Bush went beyond his powers under the U.S. Constitution in authorizing it.

The New York Times was the first to report the story on December 16th and then officials confirmed its existence to CNN and other organizations.

"The Justice Department has opened an investigation of the unauthorized disclosure of classified information related to the NSA," a Justice Department official told CNN.

The leak investigation is expected to be handled, as is standard, by Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents. Officials would not say when the investigation began.

The New York Times declined to comment on the leak investigation.

No doubt the Left and the MSM will decry such attempts to cover the illegal, Chimpy McBushitler and his regime's attack on "whistleblowers" and "dissent."

Oh, wait... they already have:
ACLU Slams DOJ Investigation of NSA Whistleblower, Says Government Must Independently Investigate Violation of Wiretap Laws (12/30/2005)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today sharply criticized a Justice Department investigation into the disclosure of an illegal National Security Agency domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush.

In a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as well as two full-page advertisements in the New York Times, the ACLU has called for the appointment of a special counsel to determine whether President Bush violated federal wiretapping laws by authorizing illegal surveillance of domestic targets.
Click the link and check out the comments. These Lefties that are so concerned with impact on national security from the "disclosure" of a two-bit "operative" at the CIA are cheering the ACLU on in defending the "whistleblower."

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
Charles Means said...

I remember just after 9-11, four years ago, there were a number of people, orginizations, and politicos that asked the question, "How did we let this happen?". The above message board should clear up this question completely. Thanks for the link to this section of people that would so willingly undermine the security of this nation.