Grassley office: Leahy working behind closed doors on privacy bill

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    Grassley office: Leahy working behind closed doors on privacy bill​




    By: Josh Peterson
    22 Nov 12


    Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office leveled charges of working behind closed doors at Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and his office following allegations and denials that he is aiming to allow law enforcement’s push for warrantless surveillance.

    Leahy’s office first used Twitter and his website to hit back against criticism following a Tuesday CNET report about the senator’s proposed amendment to a bill affecting two 1980s-era surveillance bills — the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act, and the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

    Now Grassley, the committee ranking member, is charging that his office has been kept in the dark regarding the development of the bill.

    Leahy’s office did not respond to TheDC’s request for further comment about who the senator has been working with on the issue.

    A Senate Judiciary Committee aide, however, told TheDC that Leahy and his staff have had, and continue to have, discussions with various stakeholders in the privacy community, law enforcement “and many others.”

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    Of course this is the "Transparency" Obama was speaking of.
     
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    Yet the progressives will march right along in lock step defending the great obummer all the way.
     
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    Where's the aclu
     
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    Hmm..., Didn't the Democrats led by Pelosi and Reid do the same for ObamaCare? They concocted the atrocity behind closed doors then told us they had to pass it before we could see it. This is a repeat performance of the Democratic Party. Same old methods.
     
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    Good thing there isn't a left wing police state! :rolleyes:
     
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    It's here. Holder is waiting with baited breath to pull off another WACO and Oklahoma City bombing to nail it all down for Oblamer.
     
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    This crap 100% hearsay and yet everyone here is freaked the fuck out.
     
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    But Leahy has always been a police state fascist....And whatever he manages to stuff into this or that bill -most likely some sort of "emergency" no doubt- you can rest assured that your dear leader Boiking will sign it without batting an eye.
     
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    "Obamacare" had been on file with the heritage foundation for twenty years, seems like they had plenty of time to familiarize themselves with it since it had been introduced by the republicans during the Clinton administration.
     

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