Friday, March 21, 2008

WHEN AN ADMINISTRATION COVERS UP A BREACH OF SECURITY AND PRIVACY: IT IS A CRIME,REMEMBER WATERGATE


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So Tonight PASSPORTGATE began, and through the Evening MSNBC covered it with tenacious journalism, as they should. Keith Olbermann started the Coverage on Countdown, with Dan Shuster and Howard Fineman and then Dan Abrams covered and then the Coverage continued, until they put LockUp back on. It turns out that Obama's Passport File was Illegally accessed THREE Times, all after Primary Wins. January 9th, February 21, and March 14th. SOMEONE CLEARLY DOES NOT WANT HIM WINNING?

*( Just a Thought.... Rove also went to work for FOX in January, do you think he would have Minions try to find Scandalous Information on the Candidate that has traveled Extensively and has ties to Asia and Africa due to his Family ties and his Mother that worked in Indonesia and his father that was born and raised in Kenya).

NOTE THE THREE DATES OF THE INFRACTIONS/BREACHES DURING THE FIERCEST PART OF THE PRIMARIES:
JANUARY 9th
FEB. 21ST
MARCH 14TH

Condi Rice is CLAIMING THAT SHE JUST FOUND OUT in the past 24 hours. ( OF course she and the truth don't have a great Dance Record). WE SHOULD DEMAND HEARINGS AND INFORMATION ON THE THREE CONTRACTED COMPANIES THAT HAVE ACCESS TO ALL OF OUR PASSPORT INFORMATION....WHAT ABOUT SECURITY AND PRIVACY ? Especially for a Presidential Candidate, doesn't he get MORE security, Doesn't his Secret Service Protection include ALL of his Being, his homes, offices and EVEN Files ? Tomorrow it is up to ALL of us, to Call Reid, Pelosi, even White House Switchboard. This has gone too far and gone on too long.

This Story is Critical. Does Anyone Remember Watergate, It all began when Some Sloppy Burglars made mistakes on a June Night 1972....Breaking into the Democratic Headquarters....( Rent "All the President's Men, we will need a Refresher).

It Could have been a Small Story, except they Broke Into Some Very Special Offices During a Nasty Election Year. And After the Break In , that is when the Lies Began in earnest, and The CoverUp. Nixon had Enemy Lists, and did indeed Spy Illegally on his Enemies. You know a Funny thing, the Bush Administration has Ties to the Nixon Administration, Rummy, Fred Thompson even a player, and then of course, we can't Forget Dick Cheney too.

And another thing to remember....the Last Time there was this kind of Breach, was when Daddy Bush was President, and Bill Clinton's File was accessed. And you know Dick ALSO WORKED FOR DADDY BUSH......just an interesting Coincidence....( Not that I believe in Coincidences at this point in history).

Blogs that are Covering as of 2am : Crooks&Liars, Huffington Post,Immoral Minority, NEWSGUY, From the Left Blog....ALL are doing an Excellent job, with Updates....It did also break in Wash Post, AP and NYT after MN.

**READ UPDATES IN COMMENT THREAD BELOW,MOSTLY FROM MSNBC**

**** ANOTHER BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, AT ABOUT 3AM IT HIT THE AIRWAVES THAT GOVERNOR RICHARDSON IS ENDORSING OBAMA TODAY*****

***IMPORTANT UPDATE: STANLEY ASSOCIATES OF ARKANSAS ONE OF THE PASSPORT CONTRACTORS, JUST HAD THEIR CONTRACT RENEWED ON MARCH 18TH, FOR 570 MILLION DOLLARS

26 comments:

enigma4ever said...

I said to a friend tonight...GEE when did that PHOTO appear, the one with him in Native Garb ?
The ONE that scared the crap out of Ohio Voters... You know the Photo- the one that Drudge swears was sent to them by the Clinton People.....

( the Clinton Campaign, MS Williams in particular was emphatic it was SOMALI, yet others had asked if it was from his trips to Kenya- but NO she was Emphatic that it was Somali.... The Drudge Report was sent the Photo the week of Feb 21, and it was aired for all to see Feb 25th. Isn't that the Type of Photo that would be in Files at the State Department? )

Blogger wiling I will pose this question in the Post ....

enigma4ever said...

Abrams interview:
Eric Holder was interviewed about the Breaches, below is what he said:::

"....Obama's people were notified tonight- this eve, and he asked WHY there was NOT an investigation? and WHY no referral to the JD ? McCormack said " NO Political Motivation" and "imprudent Curiosity", "2 were Fired and 1 reprimanded ", ....last time this happened, An Independent Council was appointed when this happened to Clinton in 1991/1992.

Rice susposedly JUST found out yesterday??? very concerning, and she should have KNOWN about this after FIRST breach.

Inspector General IG must determine if this goes to JD.....there should be an investigation and report., to determine what was learned.

Should Low Level Employees, with ? clearence and contacts and training have this access, and THREE incidents ?

enigma4ever said...

JOE DIGENOVA Phone Interview with Abrams:

( former US Attorney_) Interviewed:::
(1) WHY was there not an IG investigation?
(2) What happened since January- Violation of Privacy Act, there has to be Legitimate Purpose, and if there is Dissemination
(3) If they have been fired- they can not be interviewed, he has NO legal right to Interview. that would be Monumental Incompetence if they were fired with NO interview or statements of records...

INFO:
Three Seperate Locations, and three Different employees and only two were fired, one "reprimanded" McCormick Statement read by Abrams

RICE was susposedly told about the breaches YESTERDAY.

JOE::::
After my Investigation in the 90's, the system to monitor was instituted to catch such breaches- which it sounds like it worked but that Some Middle Manager did not tell anyone? or notify ?

Andrea Mitchell::::
Sean McCormick and Patrick Kennedy from the State Dept continue to say it was JUST Imprudent Curiosity, and they have no explained WHY NO Investigation was called for, and why Rice or Obama was notified.

Kennedy is suposed to go to Obama's Office and meet with him.

Two Employees were from ONE Company and the reprimanded employee is from another company.

enigma4ever said...

JOE being interviewed was the one that worked on the 1990's Clinton Investigation.....

IG did not learn about this until today.

Someone circled the wagons to protect Someone.

Eric Holder , Joe and Abrams all discussing this on the Verdict.

McCormick admit they Failed. he said...he said or claimed it was dealt with at the office level.

PEOPLE KNEW THAT INFORMATON WAS ACCESSED FOR WEEKS AND SUSPOSEDLY KNEW AND DID NOT TELL MANAGEMENT ???

(((( I DON'T BUY IT...AT ALL)))))

enigma4ever said...

LAWRENCE EAGLEBERGER CAME ON:
AND SAID THAT THE REPORTERS ARE OVER REACTING- HE SAYS HE WAS STATE SEC, AT THE TIME OF THE CLINTON CASE- HE SAYS, THAT THIS IS NOT A BIG DEAL AND NOT POLITCAL ( WHY IS HE DOWNPLAYING THIS AND PRETENDING THIS IS NO BIG DEAL- OBAMA IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND IT HAPPENED WHILE THE BIG PRIMARIES WERE GOING ON)

( I DID NOT THINK HE WAS SECRETARY UNTIL LATER??)

enigma4ever said...

Andrea Mitchell on the Abrams Show:
Stated after the Conference Call that the DATES are of utmost Concern.

Laurence ODonnelll also was on the show and said he thought it very odd that some were fired and some disiplined and that is there a pattern connected with the dates, and also that WHY the incident of the 14th the person was not fired?
He asked WHY the FBI was not involved and why people were not questioned.

Eric Holder also agreed that there was too many questions.

enigma4ever said...

6:30AM
Joe Scarborogh is on....what an idiot..he is too full of himself...and he is downplaying the Passport Issue...he is busy bashing Obama about One stupid comment- Obama can hardly breath at this point and anything he has done is picked like a fresh carcass on his doorstep...he has been ooozing all morning about Hillary. WHAT THE HELL??? Obama gives a great speech this week and gets Endorsed by Richardson...and all then has this wretched Passport thing happen and all Joe can do is coo about Hillary...I don't get it....

WHY is he even on- he really is full of himself...

enigma4ever said...

BTW just for the record, I have been boycotting BOTh Chris Matthews and Joe...and I see now that he is so self obsessed that I will have to stick to my ban....

David Duff said...

Just so that I am clear, are you suggesting that, er, "Scandalous Information on the Candidate" - and here I mean *any* candidate - should *not* be published but covered up so that the voters do not know?

enigma4ever said...

Dear David:
I have no idea WHO you are....DID you READ this Post ? it is NOT about "scandalous information of a candidate", IT IS ABOUT A CANDIDATE'S FILE BEING VIOLATED....( hint: you are off subject- if you want scandal- there is always the Fox Sites....)I am concerned because a leading Candidate 's PRIVATE INFORMATION HAS BEEN VIOLATED....( To be honest- here is a thought ANY OF US should be concerned if OUR files were violated too). There are Federal Privacy Laws to protect Obama from this , and also the Constitution...

Obviously you need to read ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN ( or just rent it), and you will learn about How During an Election Year this Kind of thing Stinks....

I hope your Question was fully answered.

( And just a hint, since I don't know you- if you come here to pick a battle, or be troll-like- you will be quickly removed, and viewed as Unwelcome , I have a policy- I treat this like a nice little coffee shop, and Unfriendly's are swept out the door- its MY blog - and I am the Hostess, so it is my call....I like to keep it friendly here for my regular readers....)

Larry said...

JOE DIGENOVA is an ultra right wing neocon who is so filled with arrogance and rage he will spew the debate away from a Republican, as he did in his partisan investigation of the first Bush probe.

Scarborough is sickening in racism and arrogance.

Christopher said...

A reader of mine delivered this intriguing piece of information vis a vis the contractor.

Apparently, Stanley Associates of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is the State Department's agency in the matter and not some innocent, local "temp agency" as the MSM is trying to portray.

Stanley Associates is a favorite used by politicians like Mike Huckabee in several of his political campaigns to gather data and information to use against rivals.

enigma4ever said...

Larry:
I don't know much about Joe, I am just tried to transcribe what he said on Dan Abrams last night. ( I vaguely remember him from the 90's...)
I was just trying post what was said on the Verdict- as more details came in, sadly the State Dept did not give a real press Conference- they just gave a press conference over the phone- so Andrea Mitchell was relaying info from the phone call ( it was all very strange).

The person who really tried to laugh it off , was actually Eagleberger, and that was very unsettling, considering what happened to CLinton's records- you would think he would take it more seriously......really odd.

enigma4ever said...

Christopher- that is interesting....very..

Also Arkansas is also where one of the FIRED US Attorney was , Cummins was his name, he was fired so Rove's Friend could take his Place- remember?

Interesting that NONE of the Companies involved have been named ? Two different companies. ( WHY is our Private information so accessible- like Blackwater or Halliburton or KBR ? )

Larry said...

Eagleberger recently represented McCain at a forum and he is clearly a McCain surrogate.

This will be swept under the rug rather quickly, poor Condi once again claims ignorance instead of admitting either she knows little about her job, or she is in the middle of the scandal.

As usual they will blame Obama in some way as they always do.

enigma4ever said...

Larry:
Hmm, Maybe Not Larry...that Company that Chris mentioned- THEIR CONTRACT WAS JUST RENEWED FOR 570 MILLION DOLLARS LAST WEEK ON MARCH 18TH. THAT IS ALOT OF MONEY FOR CRAPPY SERVICE.
( and the breach happened on march 14th.....)

((( BTW there are 938 Articles this am - and it has already hit foriegn papers, and that is less than 12 hours after story broke ))))

Dr.John said...

At that point it was Hillary that had the most to gain but if you need to blame Bush blame Bush.

David Duff said...

I would never wish to upset a lady and I am rather fond of coffee shops but, just so that I am clear, am I right to infer that no opinion is permitted here that does not comply with that of the hostess?

For example, and here I am talking of *all* candidates not just one, is it your position that no surreptitious investigations should be permitted into any candidate's private life to check and thus inform the American people of his or her true nature? I suppose that the question could be posed thus: should a candidate lose some of his or her rights to privacy when they *choose* to stand for public office, particularly the most powerful office in the world?

Christopher said...

Hey Enigma,

Looks like you've picked up a rightwing troll.

I guess you've arrived! LOL!!!

MandT said...

Of course Condi just found out. Everything is just 'old history' to her. Remember that incredible scene at the 9/11 hearings when she suggested that a warning called: "Terrorists Plan to Fly planes into Buildings," was not relevent. Part of Condi's problem is that she is fundamentally a lier and if my sources at Standford are right, not a particularly competent mean girl.

Christopher said...

Condosleeza Rice is far more interested in buying Ferragamo shoes and fellating George W. Bush while Pickles is away at the Crawford pig farm than actually functioning as the head of the Dept. of State.

enigma4ever said...

First Some Housekeeping:
To My Trolls and Trollets and Trollwannabes:
I keep a Tidy Cafe, if you come here spoiling for a fight you will be swept to the curb.....I have regulars here that I care about.....and for their sake I tidy alot, especially in Election Season.

Now on another note, There are times that people come here trying to start an Argument and dance on a fine line.....to them I try to allow discussion, but only if it is not done with any intent to make for an ugly discusssion or discomfort of others.

Christopher:
Every Election Season they come out of their holes and usuallly dripping venom.....and I sweep them out the door...I have only had a few so far, but the season is just geting started. So today, the morning ones have been herded up and swept out the door.

David Duff:
You will see that I have let you stay.....As a lady blogger, I have had my share of really horrendous Trolls that have come here over the past few years and need to be taught manners. You seem to have manners....

Truthfully this post was about a Candidate's Passport Files are private, for a variety of reasons. Even Bill Clinton's were in 1992, when they were violated, and then there was an investigation. But it was not a small matter....and it is not now.

Now I realize under Bush we all have suffered the loss of privacies and civil liberties....just like Ilegal Spying and Eavesdropping that has gone on for years....and the Incompetence...But there needs to Transparency about WHAT happened....Especially the MOTIVE analyzed because we are in a Political Season.

MANDT:
All the memories of Condi, the 911 Hearings in the Summer of 2004, and she stumbled on national TV, bumbling and blundering, as she lied, about the August 6,2001 MEMO about Bin Laden.....

Dr.John:
I really don't know WHO to trust or blame on this one......I know Something does NOT Smell right...at all....Of course the Media will not investigate or ask Hard Questions...so we will have to see what happens...

Larry:
So this time Eagleberger is supporting McCain.....ahhhh I am shocked ( NOT) ...he was a total ass last night on Dan Abrams...

SPIN UPDATE:
SO TODAY, 1PM...NOW the Media is saying that ALL the Candidates had been violated...( I am not buying this...)

Hill: last summer ????SUSPOSEDLY.....
Obama : the three times named.
McCain : Last friday ( I am not buying it....they figured this out while he is out of Country? really)

an average patriot said...

You can not believe absolutely anything today. Lying is the new truth! I have been hearing this all day. I am a bit confused! I am sure there has been digging for information to be misconstrued to be used against Obama. But, I heard Rice say it was done to all 3 candidates including McCain. I would assume that to be a lie just to make it look like Obama was not being targeted. I'm sure he was!
It's funny you mention Rove. He started with Nixon but anyway he was let loose from the White House to pursue his love in time for elections and that is dirtying Democrats. I was wondering when and where he was going to surface. You know for a fact he is digging and it will all be lied about as no one does anything!
As usual underhanded tactics are being used but they will be denied and lied about and that is the new truth as hidden agenda's are followed and are all that matters!

deuddersun said...

Anyone hear about Rush Limpdick urging Republi-cons to vote for Hillary in order to hand her the Dem nomination? Well, it seems to have worked in Texas.

Apparently the Republi-con Slime Machine feels that Hill would be easier to beat than Obama so they are doing all they can to secure the nomination for her. These traitors will do anything they can to hold on to power. If there are truly shenanigans going on, and like you, I believe there are, I would first look to the RNC for the perps. Nothing is too low or shameful for them in their quest to continue their rule at the expense of our freedoms and way of life. I have long said that the real folks who "hate us for our freedom" are in the White House.

Good post.

d.

enigma4ever said...

Deud:

I don't know WHO it is /was or WHY??? BUT....it should not have happened....

Now two things-
Obama in the end wins MORE delegates from Texas- that is the Good News...

And yes there were plenty of Shenigans in Ohio also- Southern Ohio there were people- Repugs voting for Hill just to muck the process, up in the North - by the Lake- Obama actually was scoring big with the Indies and Rpugs....who voted for him because they actually like him....( Canvassing here was very very interesting).....

Good to See you....Let's hope this time next year we are a Free Country again...

enigma4ever said...

whelp...
here it is March 25th...
and less than a week later...
and already this story has been sent to the back page....