NBC: DoJ will “definitely” investigate NSA data-mining leak to Guardian

posted at 10:41 am on June 6, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Allahpundit may have been joking about this last night, but it’s no joke to the Obama administration, apparently.  NBC’s Pete Williams reported on Morning Joe earlier today that the Department of Justice will “definitely” open an investigation into the leak of the NSA’s data-mining efforts with Verizon — and who knows how many other telecoms — that ended up in the Guardian last night.

Shocked?

A “senior administration official” tells the Huffington Post that Williams’ report is, er … premature. Williams later dialed “definitely” back to “highly likely”:

However, a senior administration official told The Huffington Post Thursday morning that it’s premature to suggest an investigation is certain to take place.

“There’s been no referral yet from the intelligence community,” the official said.

On MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” later Thursday morning, Williams walked back his earlier comments. “It seems highly likely this will trigger a leak investigation,” he told host Chuck Todd.

Of course there will be a leak investigation.  After all, there was a leak, no?  Leak investigations in and of themselves aren’t all that controversial — it’s the method of investigation that has been the scandal.  Williams reports that Eric Holder told him that he’s not interested in prosecuting reporters as leakers, which is the opposite of what the Holder-approved warrant on James Rosen claimed in three different federal courts, which named him as a co-conspirator in espionage in order to gain unlimited access to his e-mail and other communications records.  On the AP case, the DoJ bypassed the federal regulations covering media records seizures, which is why someone on the Morning Joe set sardonically comments that this isn’t likely to make reporters feel any better.

Will the DoJ name Glenn Greenwald a spy in their warrant when they get around to investigating the leak?  After all, the leak put counter-terrorism strategies into the open, which is the core of the “aiding the enemy” construct in the Bradley Manning trial, and the nature of the material is much more sensitive than Rosen sought in the Kim case.  Stay tuned, and maybe Glenn should start thinking about covert communication strategies, too.

Meanwhile, Ron Fournier has a must-read analysis of the NSA story today, welcoming us all to the 16-year era of the Bush-Obama White House.  He gives five reasons the development is “chilling,” and why Barack Obama turned out to be such a hypocrite on privacy and civil rights.  He’s not the only one, either, Fournier writes:

  1. Verizon probably isn’t the only company coughing up its documents. Odds are incredibly strong that the government is prying into your telephone records today.
  2. Issued in April, the NSA order “could represent the broadest surveillance order known to have been issued,” according to the Washington Post. “It also would confirm long-standing suspicions of civil liberties advocates about the sweeping nature of U.S. surveillance through commercial carries under laws passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.”
  3. This appears to be a “rubber stamp,” order, reissued every few months since 2001. As is the case with all government programs, the systematic snooping into your telephone records is unlikely to ever expire without public outcry.
  4. Congress is full of hypocrites. Liberals who criticized Bush are less incensed with Obama. Republicans who bowed to Bush are now blasting Obama. The next time your congressional representative criticizes Obama for curbing civil liberties, ask if he or she would vote to repeal the Patriot Act, the post-911 law that handed unfettered power to the intelligence and military bureaucracies. Most won’t.
  5. The Bush-Obama White House hates transparency. President George W. Bush and his vice president, Dick Cheney, were justifiably criticized by Democrats (none more successfully so than Obama himself) for their penchant for secrecy. Obama promised that he would run history’s most transparent administration. By almost any measure, on domestic and well as foreign policies, Obama has broken that promise.

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Very funny. Now seriously, who is going to investigate this?

forest on June 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Great, the Holder & the DOJ – the same DOJ that refused to ress charges against Eric Holder for his 3 Felony Counts of Perjury before Congress during the Fast-&-Furious scandal investigation, is Investigating…

…Eric Holder…

…the wire-tapping of the media

& now

…the data-mining of millions of Americans & the release of that info to Guardian

easyt65 on June 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Drudge has the best headline up on this story right now.

Weight of Glory on June 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Damn it , who leaked?

lololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol

It burns, make it stop.

lololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol

D-fusit on June 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

They’re going to investigate The Guardian? The Queen will not be amused.

katy the mean old lady on June 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Hypocrite much Obama?Transparency?Bush looks like an open book compared to this group…Right, lets investigate the “leaker” not the crime…

sandee on June 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Fundamental change…the Dems had no idea what he really meant.

d1carter on June 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Getting more worried by the day.

A rat will run from danger when it can. But corner a rat and it gets really vicious.

petefrt on June 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Drudge has the best headline up on this story right now.

Weight of Glory on June 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Best laugh I’ve had today.

katy the mean old lady on June 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Guardian is liberal….no need for a warrant
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cmsinaz on June 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

It was never a “promise.” It was a lie.

It bugs me whenever anyone says “Obama has broken a promise.” They were lies to begin with.

Alana on June 6, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Optics.

jawkneemusic on June 6, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Gee…I can hear the fear rattle from the UK Guardian now…

*snicker*

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

So is the Guardian about to be labeled a “co-conspirator”?

Bitter Clinger on June 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

They’re going to investigate The Guardian? The Queen will not be amused.

katy the mean old lady on June 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

The Queen will complain to the PM…who will complain to the EU and the UN…who will complain to…nevermind…

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Tweet from 2007:

Zogby poll: Majority supports impeaching Bush for wiretapping by a margin of 52 to 43 percent

I assume that not many Republicans supported that in 2007. If Democrats and Indies stand pat and Republicans move, then, dude, we could hit some serious high numbers. /

[Sarc 'cuz 'NSA' will be the next 'N-word' by the end of the day]

Resist We Much on June 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

The fact that BOOOOOOOsh did it does not absolve Obama of responsibility.

tdarrington on June 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Can we get a pool going on what the next distracting subject will be when they realize they can’t put anymore lipstick on this leak story? I call dibs on Zimmerman.

apostic on June 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Resist We Much on June 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Did you notice that the link was actually in the post already, with a big excerpt from it?

Ed Morrissey on June 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I’ll bet Valerie is really peevish this morning. All that planning……

a capella on June 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Getting more worried by the day.

A rat will run from danger when it can. But corner a rat and it gets really vicious.

petefrt on June 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I never did get the “cornered rat” thing. A cornered bear or mountain lion or wolf would be dangerous. But a cornered rat is still just a rat.

Bat Chain Puller on June 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I never did get the “cornered rat” thing. A cornered bear or mountain lion or wolf would be dangerous. But a cornered rat is still just a rat.

Bat Chain Puller on June 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM

With big ass teeth. I still have a scar.

katy the mean old lady on June 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

“An expert in electronic freedom practices says that it was unlikely that Verizon would be the only subject of such an order and that the other major carriers probably had similar orders against them.

‘That’s not the society we’ve built in the United States,’ said Kurt Opsahl, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is suing the NSA over surveillance inside the country.

‘It’s not the society we set forth in the Constitution, and it’s not the society we should have.’…

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336659/NSA-collecting-phone-records-MILLIONS-Verizon-customers-daily-secret-order-issued-April-lasts-July.html#ixzz2VRrniLGi
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workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:02 AM

The Bush-Obama White House hates transparency.

So…. It’s the Bush-Obama White House now? Funny! I haven’t seen ol’ George around there for at least 5 years.

PaddyORyan on June 6, 2013 at 11:03 AM

ECHELON…It’s what’s for Breakfast

http://www.fas.org/irp/program/process/echelon.htm

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Obama addressed this crap before he was elected. He made a point of distinguishing himself from Bush’s warrantless wiretaps by getting a cour order. Remember all that “pre 9/11″ talk used to scare Americans into giving up their rights?

But Obama admin is full of shite. Obama and Bush are hand in hand on this — AGAINST CITIZENS.

All of this secret review stuff is shady. The only difference between this and Bush was that Bush authorized warrantless wiretaps. But as we know the Obama admin has found a way to do the exact same thing as Bush.

But FISA court is BS. The so-called “review” overseeing the granting of these warrants is a joke. No application is ever rejected.

Long story short, don’t ever give up your rights. Anybody else here have containers coming over from china? Worried? You should be.

Capitalist Hog on June 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Can we get a pool going on what the next distracting subject will be when they realize they can’t put anymore lipstick on this leak story? I call dibs on Zimmerman.

apostic on June 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I’ll jump into this pool….

..it will be what is the Next N word…

let’s see….NSA…DOJ…..or Deadline…or

Investigation….or Accountability…
..or…..

ToddPA on June 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM

And the DOJ is going to investigate by getting all the phone records of all phones in the US and the UK and will waterboard any suspected journalist leaker. No. Make that all journalists at FOX.

TerryW on June 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Isn’t Senator Leahy the leaker?

TerryW on June 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

They’re going to investigate The Guardian? The Queen will not be amused.

katy the mean old lady on June 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Oh. Yes. She. Will. The Royals hate the media, for whom they blame for the death of Princess Diana.

At the behest of the Lib-Lab-Con Party, she just issued a Royal Charter, which allows for the regulation of and imposition of fines and other on the media, which isn’t necessarily what you think it is. In reality the Charter effectively creates a system of government regulation of the UK’s free press, which has not happened happened since 1695, when licencing of newspapers was abolished. The Charter, however, does not stop there. It also covers Internet news and opinion sites outside the country that can be viewed and/or read in Britain.

Since the UK is a constitutional monarchy, a Royal Charter is not technically an actual law, but is, nevertheless, treated as such, which makes it worse. Laws passed by Parliament can be challenged. The de facto laws arising from a Royal Charter cannot in almost all circumstances.

Resist We Much on June 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Did you notice that the link was actually in the post already, with a big excerpt from it?

Ed Morrissey on June 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Nope. I had just finished reading Fournier’s piece and saw your headline.

Resist We Much on June 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Can we get a pool going on what the next distracting subject will be when they realize they can’t put anymore lipstick on this leak story? I call dibs on Zimmerman.

apostic on June 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I’ll jump into this pool….

..it will be what is the Next N word…

let’s see….NSA…DOJ…..or Deadline…or

Investigation….or Accountability…
..or…..

ToddPA on June 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Nah…Today’s LIV Media distraction will either be

Nut ranting about the IRS tries to kill himself on Today Show sidewalk this morning…

Terror on the Today show as crazed man in audience ‘ranting about IRS’ stabs himself in front of Matt Lauer on Rockefeller Plaza

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336890/Terror-Today-crazed-man-audience-ranting-IRS-stabs-Matt-Lauer-Rockefeller-Plaza.html

or

MJ’s daughter hospitalized after another suicide attempt…

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Look up the definition of Gestapo!

We are staring into the jaws of it right now folks.

PappyD61 on June 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM

They told me if I voted for John McCain or Mitt Romeny, the NSA would spy on everyone. And they were right!

BigGator5 on June 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Resist We Much on June 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Really don’t see the Queen wanting Holder looking into the UK Media.

It’s a Sovereignty thingy…

Holder’s DOJ is sounding pretty foolish

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM

How about our latest foreign policy coup?

a capella on June 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

ECHELON…It’s what’s for Breakfast

http://www.fas.org/irp/program/process/echelon.htm

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Yep, Echelon started decades ago. Carnivore was implemented under Billy Boy btw.

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Hey, listen up Hollywood celebs and the Tinseltown crowd, and you know who you are you dimwits… Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

farsighted on June 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Here’s the problem I have:

This is a blanket order for “pen records” for all calls made by the phone company. Verizon isn’t only a wireless carrier, they are also the wired phone company for the eastern seaboard from Rhode Island to Virginia including NYC.

This is potentially one HUGE fishing operation.

crosspatch on June 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I know not what course others may take….

The 20th century government tendency has seemed to show that it is always easier to kick the helpless around than to truthfully attack real problems and that includes standing up to other sovereign nations.

Remember the Japanese here and the numerous scapegoats in Europe and Asia.

Yeea, the idea of giving up our right to arms is becoming more of a nightmare with each passing day.

The point is rapidly approaching when all patriots will be needing them.

Sad.

IlikedAUH2O on June 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Really don’t see the Queen wanting Holder looking into the UK Media.

It’s a Sovereignty thingy…

Holder’s DOJ is sounding pretty foolish

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Only one of the three journalists behind the Guardian article is a British citizen. The other two – Glenn Greenwald and Spencer Ackerman – Americans. Further, The Guardiaan has offices in the US, which means that Holder has jurisdiction over it.

FYI: Holder has already been investigating what happened in the UK media relative to phone-hacking and News Corp.

Resist We Much on June 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Don’t worry folks, we’re in the best of hands: DHS Flags Tweets About ‘Militia,’ But Not ‘Jihad’

You can thank the Electronic Privacy Information Center for forcing the Department of Homeland Security to release its list of “keywords” that are used to by its agents to monitor you on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.

The list, including phrases, reveals which words you probably want to avoid or else risk being flagged and eyeballed as a possible terrorist or someone who is otherwise posing threats to the United States. Words included such innocuous terms as: “Militia,” “exercise,” “cops,” “national security” and “facility.” Interestingly and of note, “jihad” was not included, nor were the words “Middle East,” “Arab,” “Muslim,” “terrorist” or “pressure cooker.” Perhaps those are on a different DHS red flag list?

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

How about our latest foreign policy coup?

a capella on June 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Batting 300

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

It is how they ferret out terrorism activities – most of which we never hear about. The problem – with this WH you cannot trust that this is the only reason they are using the data for.

Zomcon JEM on June 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Just so long as they don’t arrest the journalists they should investigate the leak

gerrym51 on June 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

“The view on whether such “transactional” data is personal, and how intrusive it can be, is also being tested in the appellate courts, and the supreme court is likely to see more cases on the issue in the near future.

Discussing the use of GPS data collected from mobile phones, an appellate court noted that even location information on its own could reveal a person’s secrets: “A person who knows all of another’s travels can deduce whether he is a weekly churchgoer, a heavy drinker, a regular at the gym, an unfaithful husband, an outpatient receiving medical treatment, an associate of particular individuals or political groups,” it read, “and not just one such fact about a person, but all such facts.”

Discussing the use of GPS data collected from mobile phones, an appellate court noted that even location information on its own could reveal a person’s secrets: “A person who knows all of another’s travels can deduce whether he is a weekly churchgoer, a heavy drinker, a regular at the gym, an unfaithful husband, an outpatient receiving medical treatment, an associate of particular individuals or political groups,” it read, “and not just one such fact about a person, but all such facts.”

The primary purpose of large-scale databases such as the NSA’s call records is generally said to be data-mining: rather than examining individuals, algorithms are used to find patterns of unusual activity that may mark terrorism or criminal conspiracies.

However, collection and storage of this information gives government a power it’s previously lacked: easy and retroactive surveillance.

If authorities become interested in an individual at a later stage, and obtain their number, officials can look back through the data and gather their movements, social network, and more – possibly for several years (although the secret court order only allows for three months of data collection).

In essence, you’re being watched; the government just doesn’t know your name while it’s doing it.

Until now, such actions have been kept a tightly guarded and classified secret, speculated upon, suspected, and occasionally disclosed by sources, but never proven by documents.

Now the confirmation is in the open, the American public have the opportunity to decide which definition of private information they prefer: that of the privacy advocates, or that of the NSA and White House…”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/phone-call-metadata-information-authorities

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I call dibs on Zimmerman.

apostic on June 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

That’s not very impressive considering jury selection begins Monday. You probably already have your comment written for Tuesday. You twit.

Capitalist Hog on June 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Given this morning’s revelation that the CIA isn’t entirely sure about the identity of their Drone Targets before they drone them…That is reassuring

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

NSA is code for hating white people, so we’re all in the clear on this one.

RiverCocytus on June 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM

When Obama took over he ordered the DOJ not to enforce the DOMA…

Eric Holder just said that he wants a more balanced approach towards policing the media in regards to leaks & freedom of the press — IN OTHER WORDS Holder is saying he disagrees with the 4th Ammendment & the laws that currently exist, which is why he completely ignored them in the atcions that he took to target/spy on the media & family members of those media members & whyagain they ignored the Consttution/laws in order to seize the phone records of approx 129 Million Americans recently!

What we have is a direct exposed pattern of the Obama administration completely disregarding the Constitution, US laws, & citizens’ rights when they stand in the way of Obama doing what he wants to do.

easyt65 on June 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

NSA is code for hating white people, so we’re all in the clear on this one.

RiverCocytus on June 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM

NSA? I thought that was N.W.A.

Ward Cleaver on June 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Where are the White House Plumbers when you need them?

Ward Cleaver on June 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Whoever leaked this took a huge risk. One look at the classification line of that document shows that it wasn’t just “Top Secret”. Access to this document requires a special clearance and requires a special background investigation. In other words, a person with a top secret clearance by itself would not have access to that document. Onlt people that A: had a specific need to know and B: were cleared for this sort of information would have access to it. There probably are not many people who would have access to the ACTUAL copy of the signed order itself.

crosspatch on June 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Obama has broken that promise.

Just one of many. So where’s the SURPRISE?

GarandFan on June 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Whoever leaked this is a HERO and a PATRIOT!

BoxHead1 on June 6, 2013 at 12:35 PM

The NSA needs to be subpoenaed in every divorce case in America where adultery is an issue. Let’s see who was talking to whose best friend in the middle of the night. It’s time we stamped out “sneaking around” once and for all!

IndieDogg on June 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Now, unless I’m forgetting didn’t Ed and Allah make their reputations as bloggers defending Bush foreign policy?

libfreeordie on June 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Congress is full of hypocrites. Liberals who criticized Bush are less incensed with Obama. Republicans who bowed to Bush are now blasting Obama.

Not sure I can agree with this. Republicans that didn’t make a major stink about the power that the Patriot Act gave to government – made that decision perhaps in part- based on still being able to give a certain amount of trust that these powers would not be abused. That was a loooong time ago. Did Republicans start demanding the repeal of the Patriot Act the day Obama was sworn in? No, as skeptical and cynical as many of us were in 2008 of an Obama administration, there was still a trust with this power that was afforded to Obama as well. Now after 4 1/2 years and enough scandals to make anyone’s head explode, trust is now non-existent. Republicans certainly have the right to change their mind on the topic after witnessing- and being subjected to -the tremendous abuses of power that the current administration has repeatedly engaged in. Hypocritical? No. A justifiable change in position? Absolutely.

lynncgb on June 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM

The NSA needs to be subpoenaed in every divorce case in America where adultery is an issue. Let’s see who was talking to whose best friend in the middle of the night. It’s time we stamped out “sneaking around” once and for all!

IndieDogg on June 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Sure why not. Since the NSA is spooling all voice communications and emails for later access, let’s subpoena them for every two-bit crime at the federal and state level.

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

“After publishing a major scoop (and embarrassing the American media) about the Obama administration’s shocking overreach with the seizing of the records of every Verizon cell phone user, The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald remains defiant in the face of what is sure to come next: a DOJ investigation into how Greenwald obtained the information:

Glenn Greenwald ✔ @ggreenwald

Dear DOJ: your bullying tactics will scare some sources, but they embolden others, who realize what USG is becoming http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/doj-guardian-leak-investigation_n_3395735.html?1370525438
9:09 AM – 6 Jun 2013
NBC’s Pete Williams: DOJ Will ‘Very Likely’ Investigate Guardian Scoop

NEW YORK –- The U.S. Department of Justice may try seeking out the source of a bombshell article that revealed National Security Agency surveillance of millions of Americans, according to NBC News…
HuffPost Media @HuffPostMedia
295 Retweets 66 favorites

Hopefully, our lazy, corrupt, lapdog media that has thus far failed to break even a single one of these Obama scandals, will back Greenwald and maybe even flex their own atrophied investigative skills (five years is a long time) and find out if maybe just perhaps other cell phone companies are playing along?

By the way, kudos to Greenwald. The difference between a liberal and a leftist is Glenn Greenwald…”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/06/06/Glenn-Greenwald-to-Obama-Administration-Bring-It-Bullies

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Now, unless I’m forgetting didn’t Ed and Allah make their reputations as bloggers defending Bush foreign policy?

libbrainfreeordieforlife on June 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Nice non sequitur you’ve got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.

You really are a moron.

bigmacdaddy on June 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM


In essence, you’re being watched; the government just doesn’t know your name while it’s doing it.

workingclass artist on June 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Do you REALLY think that the government has NOT interfaced this data to a reverse number lookup system?

This is a political operations dream! They can track virtually every communication taking place at ‘the other guys’ campaign. They can track down the donors, and who they are calling. They can then perform investigations, using other government agencies, like the IRS and EPA, to attack and DESTROY the lives of those political opponents!

But hey, the guy at the NSA is out in a few days and the new gal is a known political liar. We can certainly trust her to use this data to the fullest advantage of her political machine.

Freddy on June 6, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Now, unless I’m forgetting didn’t Ed and Allah make their reputations as bloggers defending Bush foreign policy?

brainfree on June 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Ed made his rep at Captains Quarters covering a case in Canada called Adscam.

You really need a shovel for each hand.

Del Dolemonte on June 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Now, unless I’m forgetting didn’t Ed and Allah make their reputations as bloggers defending Bush foreign policy?

libbrainfreeordieforlife on June 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Nice non sequitur you’ve got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.

You really are a moron.

bigmacdaddy on June 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Take it easy on the young perfesser, his head is still spinning from the revelation yesterday that the National Security Advisor doesn’t run the National Security Agency.

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Meanwhile, Ron Fournier has a must-read analysis of the NSA story today, welcoming us all to the 16-year era of the Bush-Obama White House.

To Fournier, I believe linking Obama to Bush is the ultimate insult.

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM