Re: Evan potentially collects the sexual jam
- From: T. U. Neibert <new.shield@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 00:24:08 GMT
-taken by the
# Clinton Administration. It is as far-reaching an assertion of executive
# power to keep secrets from Congress as any president has ever made: the
# power to cover up crimes of the state.
# The Administration's position was set out last Nov. 26 in a legal
# memorandum, from the Justice Department to the CIA saying anyone
# disclosing classified information to a member of Congress would
# be violating the Constitution.
# James Madison must be rolling in his grave at that claim.
# The principal of separation of powers, which he wrote into the
# Constitution, was designed to let each of the three branches of
# Government check abuse by the others.
# Congress does not like to tangle with the executive on claims of
# national security.
# But will it lie down before this claim of exclusive, imperial power?
The New York Times, June 20, 1997
President Threatens Veto of Senate Bill for CIA
By TIM WEINER
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday passed a secret
spending bill for U.S. intelligence, but the White
House threatened to veto it over a provision that would
The Senate bill would let employees of the Central
Intelligence Agency and other branches of the
government tell members of Congress classified
information that would expose a crime, reveal lying to
Congress, uncover fraud or stop abuses. They could do
so without approval from their superiors and without
fear of reprisal. They could only pass on information
to appropriate members -- for example, CIA information
would have to go to the Intelligence Committee.
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