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Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

posted at 8:12 pm on May 15, 2013 by

That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript:

HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes?

DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room.

HH: Wait a minute, this is news to me.

DN: The Cloak Room in the House of Representatives.

HH: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

DN: So when they went after the AP reporters, right? Went after all of their phone records, they went after the phone records, including right up here in the House Gallery, right up from where I’m sitting right now. So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know…

HH: Wow.

DN: …members of Congress talk to the press all the time.

HH: I did not know that, and that is a stunner.

DN: Now that is a separation of powers issue here, Hugh.

HH: Sure.

DN: And it’s a freedom of press issue. And now you’ve got the IRS going after people. So these things are starting to cascade one upon the other, and you have the White House pretending like they’re in the clouds like it’s not their issue somehow.

Exit question: I’m sure mainstream media, and the other two branches of government, see no problem whatsoever in secret records searches between the two branches, right? No separation of powers issue here. Heh. Can’t wait to see if this gets picked up tomorrow.

Update (Ed): Headline changed for accuracy.  Also edited final paragraph for same reason.

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Capitalist Hog on May 16, 2013 at 1:31 PM

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MadisonConservative on May 16, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Don L on May 16, 2013 at 1:34 PM

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MadisonConservative on May 16, 2013 at 1:38 PM

@entire thread

That’s what’s called being right.

Capitalist Hog on May 16, 2013 at 4:25 PM

what have I done to goad you other than present you with your own words?

That’s a fair question.

In fact I will concede the point instead of arguing. You’re not much for goading. You stand up where you believe like most of us. I don’t like you so I sought to insult you by challenging your character.

Feel free to quote me next time I insult. No guarantee I will give a flip.

Common guys, Isn’t it time to stop the schoolyard “I said,” No, you said, did not, did too?”

Don L on May 16, 2013 at 1:34 PM

He started it. / 🙂

I’m the a-hole. Mad Con was simply replying to what he found offensive — the term “evangelical sharia.” It’s pretty explosive. I should have anticipated somebody with brains replying in kind.

He’s a ****. But in this case, I’m the a-hole.

Capitalist Hog on May 16, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Capitalist Hog on May 16, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Hey dude, we both know better. You and I were just play-acting a satire about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Now we move to the part where you(Hamas) call a truce until you feel like there aren’t enough rockets in my neighborhood! 🙂

And yes, I am an enormous ****.

MadisonConservative on May 16, 2013 at 5:27 PM