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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 08:46 AM

John Boehner calls Edward Snowden a ‘traitor’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday called NSA leaker Edward Snowden a “traitor” and said his actions are a “giant violation of the law.”
“He’s a traitor,” Boehner said on “Good Morning America.” “The president outlined last week that these are important national security programs to help keep Americans safe and give us tools to help fight the terrorist threat we face. The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/nsa-leak-edward-snowden-john-boehner-92562.html#ixzz2VuYV8JLk

Boehner said Congress was fully briefed on the programs and that lawyers were always present to “protect the privacy of Americans.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/nsa-leak-edward-snowden-john-boehner-92562.html#ixzz2VuYablhM

“There is heavy oversight of this program, by the House Intelligence Committee on a bipartisan basis and the Senate Intelligence Committee,” Boehner said. “And that’s why I feel comfortable that we can operate this program and protect the privacy rights of our citizens.”
“When you look at these programs, there are clear safeguards.There are no Americans that are going to be snooped on in anyway unless they’re in contact with some terrorist around the world,” he said.
Last week Boehner declined to detail to reporters if he knew about the NSA program monitoring, saying it’s President Barack Obama’s responsibility to “explain to the American people why the administration considers this a critical tool in protecting our nation from the threats of a terrorist attack.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/nsa-leak-edward-snowden-john-boehner-92562.html#ixzz2VuYhIZH4

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Reply John Boehner calls Edward Snowden a ‘traitor’ (Original post)
SummerSnow Jun 2013 OP
kentuck Jun 2013 #1
UTUSN Jun 2013 #8
sibelian Jun 2013 #2
atreides1 Jun 2013 #3
marions ghost Jun 2013 #9
SamKnause Jun 2013 #4
JW2020 Jun 2013 #5
SamKnause Jun 2013 #6
marions ghost Jun 2013 #10
SamKnause Jun 2013 #14
AnneD Jun 2013 #7
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2013 #11
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2013 #12
DisgustipatedinCA Jun 2013 #13

Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 08:49 AM

1. He's a traitor to Booz-Allen, for sure....

This could have a dramatic impact on their bottom line, and that is the bottom line.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:47 AM

8. 3 long months n/t

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 08:50 AM

2. Naturally.


He has no other option.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:04 AM

3. The man is not a traitor

He violated his non-disclosure agreement that he signed when he was hired...he has not levied war against the US nor has it been determined that he provided aid to an enemy.

Maybe Boner might want to look up Article 3 Section 3 of the US Constitution, before he opens his big orange mouth!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:48 AM

9. +++

!!!

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:29 AM

4. NSA

I think Boehner and his right wing pals are traitors.

I think the spineless left wing politicians are traitors.

I think the Supreme Court coddling corporations are traitors.

I think the do nothing politicians, that bailed out Wall Street with U.S. citizens tax dollars, are traitors.

I think the MIC brass are traitors.

I think all the politicians and their staff that take advantage of insider trading are traitors.

I think the trigger happy abusive police are traitors.

I think the CEOs that tossed U.S. workers aside and parked their money in offshore accounts are traitors.

There are quite a few traitors in this country.

Our politicians have allowed our country to be dismantled and destroyed from the inside out.

The whistle blowers are patriots.



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Response to SamKnause (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:30 AM

5. Good post Sam

 

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Response to JW2020 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:33 AM

6. NSA 2

Thank you.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:50 AM

10. the list is long

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:54 AM

14. NSA 3

Indeed.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:44 AM

7. Well if there is one thing Boehner should know....

is a traitor.

If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black. Congress just got caught not doing their job.....again.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:52 AM

11. Why, what a coincidence. So do the authoritarians over here.

 

"Zere vill be order!"

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:52 AM

12. This would be the same "House Intelligence Committee" that includes Michele Bachmann, yes?

Somehow, I don't get a real warm fuzzy from knowing that.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:53 AM

13. Republicans have been against EVERYTHING the President has done since he took office.

 

They're on his side when it comes to expanding the largest spy program in history. It's going to get more difficult for some to continue to defend the indefensible.

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