Video: Rep. Peter King calls for prosecution of NY Times

posted at 3:04 pm on June 25, 2006 by Allahpundit

He was on Fox News Sunday this morning with Specter to talk about the SWIFT story. I had to cut the part where Specter says he doesn’t plan on holding Judiciary Committee hearings about the program — although that’ll depend upon what else he learns about it from Alberto Gonzales. He also mentioned that he thinks Bush is ready to submit NSA wiretapping to the FISA courts.

As you’ll see, King’s priorities lay elsewhere.

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Gonzales said last month that he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security. He also said the government would not hesitate to track telephone calls made by reporters as part of a criminal leak investigation, but officials would not do so routinely and randomly.,2933,200891,00.html

My advice to Gonzales is to get things rolling. We do not want another 9-11.

DannoJyd on June 25, 2006 at 3:50 PM

Who’s opposing Specter in the primary, and where do I send a donation for that campaign ???

ChipThome on June 25, 2006 at 3:56 PM

Moose Dung says:

“The New York Times overreacted because of the pressure on them caused by their loss of prestige, political power and market capitalization; under these horrific conditions it is understandable that they went on a rampage killing innocent US soldiers in cold blood.

It is easy for us to sit on our rising political fortunes, receding tax bills, and growing portfolios and talk about morality and patriotism, but we’re not the ones fighting for the future of Sulzburger family and leftist elitism with insolvency beating down from the sky.”

Moose Dung on June 25, 2006 at 4:05 PM

A soldier’s perspective:

Entelechy on June 25, 2006 at 4:26 PM

NYT prints two more carefully guarded secrets! Firstly, Peter King wears a rug. Secondly, and more henious, Arlen Specter is a spineless RINO weasel.

Bellicose Muse on June 25, 2006 at 4:51 PM

Arlen Specter is a traitor the American People so it does not surprise me he is an apologist to the NYT.

Truth be told, he probably leaks to them all the time.

Just the fact he tried to slip the Senate Amnesty Bill along with the “secret managers amendments” by the American people was enough for me to decide he is a seditious traitor to America.

This is a guy that thinks we need to get Mexico’s permission to put a fence on the border.

ScottyDog on June 25, 2006 at 5:06 PM

How much is Specter being paid by the NYT to be their propaganda boy?

brazilnut on June 25, 2006 at 5:21 PM

Spector was re-elected in 2004. That means no change in his behavior.

MCPO Airdale on June 25, 2006 at 5:29 PM

Here is a great essay on these punks and the threat they pose to all of us.

An interesting note in there about how in Germany they used these tactics to great effect,and then the politicians cancelled them under the guise of ” threat to civil liberties” when in fact it was those same politicians who were afraid the tactics would nail their own treasonous asses to the wall.

bbz123 on June 25, 2006 at 6:13 PM

Wasn’t the Sphincter reelected with the support of President Bush and Senator Rick Santorum?

“Arlene” in nothing more than a democommie in RINO clothing.

doingwhatican on June 25, 2006 at 6:15 PM

The support for Spector, edge thin as it was, came from those who voted in the primary. When the GOP has the executive it will not, as a matter of principle, seek to defeat its own Senators. The problem, as always, lies with the voters.

Essex on June 25, 2006 at 6:34 PM

I just had the realization that in the war that the NYT, Murtha,etc are waging against GWB, the potential collateral damage is ,well,us and our families.They do not give one whit about having a bunch of us killed to prove their little point.Which is a lie at the root anyway,they just lust for power pure and simple.

bbz123 on June 25, 2006 at 6:48 PM

Spector can talk for five minutes and say nothing. What is this political eunuch doing in the Republican party?

Hening on June 25, 2006 at 7:07 PM

Have they forgotten the ancient hatred of our enemy?

doingwhatican on June 25, 2006 at 7:42 PM

Kudos to King for his comments on the treasonous acts of the NYT. He is also dead right on immigration. Spector’s remarks defending the indefensible show he should be stripped of the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee.

If the Administration does not immediately open an investigation of the NYT for violating security laws with the purpose of vigorous prosecution, Congress should launch its own investigation as it is the American people and not just the Bush Administration that has been endangered by the treason committed by the NYT.

ptolemy on June 25, 2006 at 7:45 PM

I watched his interview / debate twice today, God gave me the strength to keep from drop kicking my TV through the window each time that idiot Spector opened his mouth. King and Tancredo would make a good pair in ’08.

MikeG on June 25, 2006 at 8:00 PM

IMHO, this is not about Spector. We know what we Americans can expect from this linguini spined wanna be conservative [and that is not very much], but the debate must be about securing the interests of America. No way we can count on The Sphincter for that.

Here we have a New York representative in our congress calling for the prosecution of the Traitorous Times for crimes committed against your, mine, and Americas best interests. Now is the time to fish, or cut bait. The rest is just mental masturbation.

Remember 9-11? Wake Up America! Your future is on the line.

DannoJyd on June 25, 2006 at 10:57 PM

What about the part where Arlen Specter needs to consult with Scottish Law, oh wait, that was during the impeachment of Bill (party in my pants) Clinton.

calnevari on June 25, 2006 at 11:04 PM

C’mon senators, Congressmen, act now. Charge them for treason, but I think the majority of the country will stand behind Bush and the troops. Track the phone calls, follow the trail. Get the leakers and the editors who ignored Bush. Put them in holding camps until the war is over. If we get enough of these democommies behind bars waiting for the war to be over, they’ll start supporting the Powell doctrine again.

We need:
1. Traitor/treasonous congressmen, MSM, ACLU, National Education Association, CAIR, locked down and locked up. If thie administration and courts can’t do it, then lets organize a 10,000 strong citizen’s arrest
2. Immigration laws enforced and illegal immigrants “redeployed” back to Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Guatamala, Cuba, China, Iran, Russia, and France.
3. Borders locked down
4. End health care, disability, ADC, free legal counsel, and citizenship by birth or marriage for all immigrants. Don’t even think about letting them vote or have drivers licenses.
5. Begin training our children again on the REAL history of this country, principles of unity and democracy with the priorities of a functional government having higher priority over winning political battles.
6. Investigation to terrorist money links to the Sulzberger family. I feel sure they got grant money from Al-Jazeera :)

CountryDoc on June 26, 2006 at 12:14 AM

Traitor/treasonous congressmen, MSM, ACLU, National Education Association, CAIR, locked down and locked up. If thie administration and courts can’t do it, then lets organize a 10,000 strong citizen’s arrest

Strong medicine CountryDoc. Unfortunately it would probably play into the hands of the enemy within. Imagine the outrage in the domestic enemy press and their comrades in the foreign enemy press if 10,000 armed free Americans took action! Make no mistake about it, we would need to be acting as the militia to bring about such arrests. Don’t think for a minute that CAIR and their ilk don’t have armed mercenaries to protect them.

Of course, the administration would be forced to put down such an “insurrection” if free citizens did the job the government doesn’t appear to desire to do. Calls by the criminals and tyrants at the UN would escalate to have our right to arms curtailed or destroyed. They would bring their massive propaganda outlets together to demonize our citizens. We might even see confiscations of weapons to “protect” us from “radical rednecks who only want blood of international humanitarians.”

Yeah, forget it. Nothing so richly deserved will happen to those who hate this country, yet demand to lead it.

ScottG on June 26, 2006 at 1:17 AM

I’ve made my opinion clear elsewhere on Hotair, that the management and reporters involved in printing national security secrets must be prosecuted.

Rep. Peter King is absolutely right.

The sooner, the better.

georgej on June 26, 2006 at 2:52 AM

Specter has really crossed to the dark side I think. His nonchalance about NYT exposures of Nat’l security is scary.

Clark1 on June 26, 2006 at 2:54 AM

I noticed that Specter could not get a quorum for the scheduled judicary meeting on Friday. He was visibly upset, only one republican showed (Jon Kyle) to report the results of subcommittee meeting on internal immigration enforcement. In fact, he, Specter, threatened missing members with replacement. Word has it on the Hill that the republican leadership is looking to replace Specter during the 4th of July recess.

texast on June 26, 2006 at 5:52 AM

I see an axis of treason here, with the NY Times and the LA Times as the main members. For the axis of evil we started in the west (Iraq). For the axis of treason let’s start in the east (NY Times).


RobertHuntingdon on June 26, 2006 at 10:16 AM

Word has it on the Hill that the republican leadership is looking to replace Specter during the 4th of July recess.

texast on June 26, 2006 at 5:52 AM

I don’t know why the GOP keep on allowing this tofu brain to have the visibility he does not deserved!

It is about time to send these clowns to the basement.

easy87us on June 26, 2006 at 10:20 AM