Before Kit Bond went on MSNBC this morning to call for John Brennan’s resignation, he planted the same attack in what was one of the most ridiculous Politico articles I’ve seen since its last Dick Cheney blowjob. For example, you know the rule that says anonymous sources often appear, giving on-the-record quotes, elsewhere in the [...]
|By: emptywheel Sunday February 7, 2010 1:40 pm|
Surprise, surprise. Just days after Crazy Pete Hoekstra did what Crazy Pete Hoekstra attacked Nancy Pelosi for last year–accused the CIA of lying–he’s now caught in another position he has criticized Pelosi for–not objecting in a briefing to an Administration policy he subsequently claimed to be vehemently opposed to. On Meet the Press this morning, [...]
|By: emptywheel Saturday February 6, 2010 7:37 am|
As Jason notes, David Axelrod has already taped a CSPAN response to Jane Mayer’s piece on Rahm’s spat about distractions like “the law” and “human rights” with Eric Holder and Greg Craig. In it, Axe appears to try to distance the White House from the decisions that have been attacked in the last few weeks, [...]
|By: bmaz Thursday December 31, 2009 12:08 am|
Barack Obama, doing his best to make Dick Cheney’s questions about leadership look rational, has assigned John Brennan to conduct the Administration’s ballyhooed investigation into the claimed failure of the terrorist watchlist program in the Christmas Fruit Of The Loom Bomber incident.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday November 17, 2009 11:15 am|
At first, I didn’t make too much over this report that Nidal Hasan may have gone on a killing spree because his requests that his patients be investigated for war crimes was denied. Fort Hood massacre suspect Nidal Malik Hasan sought to have some of his patients prosecuted for war crimes based on statements they [...]
|By: emptywheel Tuesday October 6, 2009 6:54 am|
The Obama Administration boasts that it did not have a big press conference to announce the arrest of Najibullah Zazi. But it does so in one article of several designed to boast of Obama’s approach to terrorism.
|By: emptywheel Sunday October 4, 2009 11:07 am|
The discussion in Thursday’s hearing on the PATRIOT Act pertaining to ongoing investigations.
|By: emptywheel Thursday August 27, 2009 9:17 pm|
This time it’s Panetta v. Holder.
|By: emptywheel Sunday August 9, 2009 3:05 pm|
I find it rather interesting that George Bush started pushing fusion centers the day that Risen and Lichtblau exposed the illegal domestic surveillance program.
|By: emptywheel Thursday August 6, 2009 10:57 am|
John Brennan’s explanation for his role in the illegal surveillance program are in some ways worse than Alberto Gonzales’ answers on the same topic.