I’m alerted by my bud Mark S. McGrew that this Daily Kos article is most likely a spoof, because all the embedded links in the article are to stories on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It’s DailyKos reporter
However, the House Judiciary Committee hearing at which Inglis and Cole testified is real news, as you can see for yourself by going to The Guardian article I’d embedded below.
Of course, one must ask what does this David Harris Gershon look like? Is he a “basement-dwelling, Ramen-noodle-eating” pimply-faced overgrown adolescent? Always in service to FOTM’s dear readers, I’ve tracked down his pic! See below.
Two top Obama regime officials — Deputy Director of the NSA, John Inglis; Assistant Attorney General James Cole of the DOJ — had fled the United States after their participation in a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on July 17, 2013.
L to r: Deputy Attorney General James Cole; Robert S. Litt, general counsel in the Office of Director of National Intelligence; National Security Agency Deputy Director John C. Inglis. At a House Judiciary hearing on domestic spying, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
reports for the Daily Kos that in the congressional meeting, both Inglis and Cole revealed that the depth of NSA spying far surpassed anything that whistleblower Edward Snowden has made public to date. Their revelation shook congressional leaders to their core.
The National Security Agency revealed to an angry congressional panel on Wednesday that its analysis of phone records and online behavior goes exponentially beyond what it had previously disclosed.[...]
John C Inglis, the deputy director of the surveillance agency, told a member of the House judiciary committee that NSA analysts can perform “a second or third hop query” through its collections of telephone data and internet records in order to find connections to terrorist organizations.
“Hops” refers to a technical term indicating connections between people. A three-hop query means that the NSA can look at data not only from a suspected terrorist, but from everyone that suspect communicated with, and then from everyone those people communicated with, and then from everyone all of those people communicated with.
Blindsided by the testimonies of Inglis and Cole, the Obama regime immediately announced that the two would be charged under The Espionage Act, and declared them enemies of the state.
But, as admitted by Attorney General Eric Holder in a hastily convened press conference, the officials had already fled the United States on private jets immediately after the hearing. Holder said their whereabouts were unknown but expressed confidence that the U.S. would bring them to justice.
“The national security of the United States has been damaged by those leaks. The safety of the American people and safety of people in allied nations is at risk.”[...] I am confident that the people who are responsible will be held accountable.”
Although President POS, in a short session before reporters, breezily said, “We won’t be scrambling any jets to catch these middle-aged leakers,” reportedly diplomatic channels were already furiously at work, trying to close off all international airspace.
Alas, by then, multiple sources confirmed that Inglis and Cole had fled to Hong Kong.
So President POS, in a brief media appearance, sought to downplay the significance of the testimonies and flight of the Deputy Director of the NSA and the U.S. Assistant Attorney General, calling them “hackers.” In so doing, as the Daily Kos’ Gershon wryly puts it, Obama was trying to recast the two top officials in his administration “as basement-dwelling, Ramen-noodle-eating cyber thieves who were never employed by the U.S. government or affiliated contractors.”
Meanwhile, the useless
Main Stream State Controlled Media, instead of reporting this amazing piece of news, fawned over news that Cole’s wife was once a hand model for Palmolive.
NBC’s David Gregory, who must have lost whatever mind he once had, said the congressional leaders, to whom Inglis and Cole had testified, should be arrested.That, predictably, drew outraged responses from viewers, to which Gregory tweeted, “It’s just a question. I was just echoing what others were wondering.”
H/t FOTM’s tina.