29 votes

Rep Stockman requests subpoena of NSA's White House, IRS phone logs

Stockman sent a letter to Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Tuesday, asking him to subpoena all NSA records of phone calls between employees of the White House and the IRS.

“Obama assures the public he only collected this information to uncover wrongdoing and protect civil liberties. Clearly he would want us to use it to investigate this case, because otherwise he’d be lying,” said Stockman.


Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Cellphone companies say service is operating in the Boston area, but with heavy traffic following of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

A law enforcement official, citing an intelligence briefing, said cellphone service had been shut down Monday in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.


Oh, thats right, by getting

Oh, thats right, by getting rid of probable cause, has the government now not "given" its people permission to request (demand by threat or force or threat of force), transparency from ALL government employees.......or are we still pretending the illusion that the same "policies" that apply to the people, apply to government employees.....

"i dont know WHAT, they(government), consist of......maybe angels or stuff"

Bump for subpoena. “If Obama

Bump for subpoena.

“If Obama has nothing to hide he has nothing to fear,” said Stockman.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

"Executive Privilege"

We all know the game.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.


Obama sweeps this stuff aside like so much trash.

Wickedly well thought out letter

I hope this gets Issa moving! Not really sure what Issa's take is on the NSA leaks.

Oops! Looks like this just

Oops! Looks like this just backfired somewhat.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Oh.. this is SO dripping with /sarc....

Quotes from Rep Steve Stockman (R Tx):

“This case must be investigated fully, given admitted wrongdoing by the IRS, its potentially criminal implications and revelations the White House has been less than honest about what they knew and when,” said Stockman. “Obama says the PRISM program is perfectly legal, so there should be no problem whatsoever in providing the information on White House and IRS phone calls.”

“The only possible scenario in which the administration refuses to comply would be if it would reveal unconstitutional or illegal behavior,” said Stockman.
Here is the text of the letter to Chairman Issa.

Chairman Issa:

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to investigate abuses of civil liberties by employees of the Internal Revenue Service.
These abuses seem to indicate a larger, higher pattern of ideologically-driven harassment of Americans which Congress has an obligation to fully investigate with every tool at our disposal.

Frankly I am disappointed by revelations Obama administration personnel have been less than forward about what they knew and when they knew it.

As you know, recent revelations the National Security Agency has been keeping an “ongoing, daily” log of every domestic phone call in the United States.

I respectfully request your Committee subpoena the records of every phone call made from all public and private telephones of all IRS personnel to all public and private telephones of all White House personnel.

If President Obama is collecting such information, he certainly would want us to use it. If he has nothing to hide he has nothing to be afraid of.

Warmest wishes,
Member of Congress

Yes, and let's throw in SANDY HOOK....AURORA killings, &

......the Boston Bombings!! Yeh, I'd like to get ahold of those recorded phone conversations between the CIA & Tamerlan! That would be VERY interesting.

Perhaps, then, we could prove the CIA was complicit in the Boston Bombings! That'd be transparency I'd LOVE to see!

What's good for the goose, is GOOD for the gander!!

TwelveOhOne's picture

And also, those Craft employees!

They were on their cell phones, in images, so it should be interesting to find out what they were talking about, and whether they were in communication with FBI/CIA/etc.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
http://fija.org - Fully Informed Jury Association
http://jsjinc.net - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)