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Senator Shelby sought NSA information, raw FBI files to discredit opponents

Posted by Charles II on October 10, 2007

Jeff Stein, Congressional Quarterly, via Laura Rosen:

[Former CIA Director George] Tenet also wrote that, “National Security Agency officials told us that [Republican Senator Richard] Shelby staffers had been asking whether there was derogatory information in their communications intercepts on [Clinton CIA-nominee Anthony] Lake.”
 

But the NSA refused Shelby’s entreaties, two sources said, and there was no derogatory information in the FBI’s files.
 

Shelby also demanded, and got, the FBI’s raw files on Lake.
 

And Washington Democrats wonder why we’re suspicious of unregulated NSA/FBI wiretaps and other surveillance?
 

There’s also good stuff in the article about the delusional dreams of the Gosslings, cronies of CIA Director Porter Goss. Isn’t anyone in Washington sane?

2 Responses to “Senator Shelby sought NSA information, raw FBI files to discredit opponents”

  1. Porter Goss, the man so dysfunctional even the Bush-mole-ridden CIA of the Oughts couldn’t stomach him.

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