Congress returns for short pre-electi...

Congress returns for short pre-election session

There are 22 comments on the Fox News story from Sep 9, 2012, titled Congress returns for short pre-election session. In it, Fox News reports that:

Fresh off a five-week vacation, lawmakers return to Washington on Monday for a truncated pre-election session in which Congress will do what it often does best: punt problems to the future.

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#21 Sep 10, 2012
kia soul wrote:
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what paper U dreamng of? Pentagone or CBO or Obama House don't used dat paper no mas" ;-000
PRESIDENT SKIPS MORE THAN HALF OF INTEL BRIEFINGS...
What a man our golfer in chief is........No Security Briefings, no meetings with his hand picked Jobs Commitee, He formed the Simpson-Boles committee and then ignored their recomendations.........but he sure can campaign and burn jet fuel 24/7. What does this clown do all day.........polish his clubs.......
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#22 Sep 10, 2012
Ahemmmm,

Top lawmakers in both the House and the Senate intelligence committees vowed swift action in response to intelligence leaks that have dogged the Obama Administration. On June 7th, after a closed-door meeting with the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, the four leaders of the House and Senate intelligence Committees held a bipartisan press conference to discuss the recent national security leaks and promised a complete investigation of wrongdoing. Sen. Diane Feinstein promised “a fair investigation,” and, when asked whether the leaks were politically motivated, Sen. Feinstein responded,“Wherever the chips fall, they fall.”

Critics, such as Sen. John McCain, have accused the Administration of intentionally leaking classified information for political gain and called for the appointment of a special counsel. Republicans are arguing that the information was intentionally leaked to boost approval of President Obama’s national security record during an election year and that the leaks compromise the nation’s safety. Scrutiny has centered upon a number of incidents, including two stories published by the New York Times, which exposed the extent of the U.S. involvement in cyber attacks in Iran and the White House’s secret “Kill List.” In addition, the CIA has been accused of sharing allegedly sharing classified details of the raid that led to the death of Usama Bin Laden. The CIA and Justice Department are refusing to cooperate with the investigation.

Attorney General Eric Holder appointed US Attorneys Rod J. Rosenstein and Ronald C. Machen Jr. to direct separate criminal investigations into the intelligence leaks. Although Rosenstein is a Republican and a holdover from the Bush Administration, a group of Republican senators criticized their appointments, arguing that an independent special counsel is necessary to ensure a full and fair investigation.

In the meantime, lawmakers have proposed legislation to prevent leaks from occurring in the future. Sen. Joe Lieberman described the recent intelligence leaks as “the worst in a long time” and floated the idea of a new law that would increase accountability. Lieberman believes that the current legal framework is outdated.“The last person to be convicted of a crime for leaking to the media was more than 25 years ago. We are still using a 1917 Espionage Act that requires some showing of intent and knowledge that the leak would harm the security of the United States.”

President Obama, on June 8th, denied criticism that his Administration intentionally leaked the information, describing the accusation as “offensive.”

Richard Lim,Formerly of the DHS.
See our AG,Holder is falling all over his self to
solve this one before the Elections???? LOL..

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