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2005/12/19

Sen. Rockefeller Knew; Not Allowed To Tell Staff

@ 11:13 PM (101 months, 12 days ago)

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) knew of Bush's domestic spying, but was not allowed to even tell his staff that the President of the United States was breaking the law.

In July 2003, Sen. Rockefeller wrote a hand-written letter to Darth Vader (a.k.a. Dick Cheney) expressing concern over the spy program.

(Joshua Marshall's Talking Points Memo is on the case!! Great job!)

Talking Points Memo

Letter from Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) to Vice President Cheney regarding NSA domestic wiretapping, July 17th 2003.

Bush Knew NY Times Would Print Story

@ 10:47 PM (101 months, 12 days ago)

Turns out Idiot Son knew the NY Times was going to expose his spying on Americans.

On December 6, he met with the NY Times' Publisher and Executive Editor, in an attempt to ask them not to run the story they sat on for a year.

So let's see if we can review the course of events here.

NY Times reporter Judith Miller helped carry the Iraq WMD water for the Bush Crime Team, and now we find out that the very same newspaper KNEW for a year that George Bush was breaking the law by spying on Americans, without going through the proper channels.

There goes that liberal media for you!

Bush’s Snoopgate