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LINK TO UPDATED REPORT FROM AUGUST 2006:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/constitutionincrisis

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INITIAL REPORT FROM DECEMBER 2005:

The following are links to the Investigative Status Report of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff

The Constitution in Crisis; The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution, and Coverups in the Iraq War (This Report is 273 pages.)
Full Report

Word Version

Chapter 1 - Executive Summary

Chapter 2 - Chronology: Last Throes of Credibility

Chapter 3 - Detailed Factual Findings; Determination to go to War Before Congressional Authorization

Chapter 3 - Detailed Factual Findings; Misstating and Manipulating the Intelligence to Justify Pre-emptive War

Chapter 3 - Detailed Factual Findings; Encouraging and Countenancing Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment

Chapter 3 - Detailed Factual Findings; Cover-ups and Retribution

Chapter 3 - Detailed Factual Findings; Thwarting Congress and the American Public: The Death of Accountability under the Bush Administration and the Republican-Controlled Congress

Chapter 4 - Legal Analysis

Chapter 5 - Recommendations

Exhibit A -- Relevant Law and Standards

Exhibit B -- Analysis of Powell Statements to UN

Exhibit C -- House Government Reform Committee Democratic Staff Report Iraq on the Record

Exhibit D -- Key Documents

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I have been damaged by government spying and should be included in the class action suite
Sincerly,
Mark Francis Kleinschnitz
436 Namahana #8
Honolulu, HI 96815
honoluluphoto@yahoo.com
http://markhi.us
HELP!

"Here's Looking at You, Kid" - The 902nd Military Intelligence Group at Fort Meade - Photo by CJ Burton/Time Magazine I have converted just about all of the pdf's from the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Member's Page to html now, except a couple of items released before the hearings. Next will come the ACLU filing. For now...

Here's a breakdown of the latest additions,
with direct links below.

Updated: February 10, 2006

  1. AT&T/SBC's Response to 20 Jan. 2006 Letter added
  2. TimeWarner's Response to 20 Jan. 2006 Letter added
  3. T-Mobile's Response to 20 Jan. 2006 Letter added
  4. Statement excerpts placed in tables.
  5. Transcript Excerpt's added to Jonathan Turley's excerpt.
  6. Bruce Fein Statement/Article and Transcript excerpts added.
  7. Richard Hersh's Statement excerpt re-paragraphed to more closely match his spoken word in the Proceeding.
  8. Page Header updated.
  9. Broken Link to original pdf's in page footer fixed.

Has your site been sabotaged? All of the links take me to a "Page Not Found" page. I want to see the report, but can't download it.

Why you still scratchin' yer head?

Compare:
CSA = csa
to
USA = const

Look at the preambles.

Look at Article1, Section 9, just two items.

Three paragraphs in all.

The Invisible Empire?

Let's nail it down now.

find 'adam smith' here

Management v. Labor in a nutshell.

Hey Bush! I Can't believe nobody told you...

About the Boneswomen!

If it's not Anon...
You Paid Too Much!

Click on the link above. It's a Halliburton invoice. Check out the "lawn jockys" stuff. Annnnnnddddd. Why ARE you still scratching your head?

Boneswomen is an equal opportunity... whatever.

"Here's Looking at You, Kid" - The 902nd Military Intelligence Group at Fort Meade - Photo by CJ Burton/Time Magazine I have redesigned the site for hosting html versions of the pdf's from the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Member's Page to better organise it, and make room for additional content.

Here's a breakdown of the latest additions,
with direct links below.

Updated: February 15, 2006

  1. Page Redesigned
  2. Reporting Narrative expanded
  3. Black Tabular Quotes added
  4. Panelist CNSS Director Kate Martin Excerpts added
  5. Internal Navigation Links added
  6. Kate Martin and Brittany Benowitz's NSA Spying Memo added
  7. Morton Halperin's Legal Analysis article added
  8. ABA President Michael S. Greco's Op-Ed piece added
  9. January 6, 2006 Letter from 28 Members of Congress to the President added
  10. Link to reporting of domestic civil sabotage operations of "music" project added
  11. Link to reporting of domestic economic warfare on targeted citizens of "music" project added
  12. Links to other reporting of domestic assassination by "music" project added

This link doesn't seem to work...

"Here is Harvard Law Professor Laurence H. Tribe's Letter to Rep. Conyers."

"Here's Looking at You, Kid" - The 902nd Military Intelligence Group at Fort Meade - Photo by CJ Burton/Time Magazine

Warrantless
NSA Wiretap
House Judiciary 20 January 2006 Briefing Statements
and Related Action Documents
in HTML format online at
thewall.civiblog.org/rsf/house_nsabrief_docs_012006.html

I have converted just about all of the pdf's from the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Member's Page to html now, except a couple of items released before the hearings, and the new telecom responses, which I found the other day, didn't get a chance to download, and now am unable to locate. (d'oh!) If somebody could email me a link to them I'd appreciate it.

Today I added

  1. ABA President Michael Greco's Op-Ed It's Time To Restore The Balance,
  2. Open Society Institute's Morton Halperin's A Legal Analysis of the NSA's Warrantless Surveillance,
  3. the Center for National Security Studies' Kate Martin and Brittany Benowitz's December 20 NSA Spying Memo, and
  4. ON NSA SPYING: A LETTER TO CONGRESS from a group of scholars of constitutional law and former government officials, published recently in the New York Review of Books.

There are a few more black tabular quotes, and some other goodies. I have reorganised the Document Summary list to make it easier to match text links with their associated urls.

Here's a breakdown of the latest additions,
with direct links below.

Updated: February 21, 2006

  1. Mayfield mishandling letter added
  2. More Black Tablular Quotes added
  3. Page internal navigation links fixed
  4. NY Review of Books Scholars' Letter added
  5. Footer link to Paul's Graphic Viewer added
  6. CNSS NSA Eavesdropping page mirror added
  7. Link to Center for Responsive Politics OpenSecrets.org added
  8. Local and Original links to mirrored/republished articles added

DOWNLOAD THE SET

Here is Reps Conyers' and Scott's January 6, 2006 Letter to Rep.
Sensenbrenner
asking for an investigation into the FBI's mishandling of the Brandon Mayfield Case.
http://thewall.civiblog.org/rsf/mayfieldmishandlehrgltr1606.html

Pending Litigation re Warrantless NSA Wiretapping:

Here is the EFF's Class Action Complaint against AT&T.

Here is the American Bar Association's Letter to President Bush.

Here is the the ABA's Roster, Recommendations, and Report sent with that letter.

Pending Investigation of Domestic Assassination Project codenamed Music

As far as I have been able to determine, no investigations are planned of military intelligence, civilian agencies, or proprietaries.

They are all in this zip file:

http://thewall.civiblog.org/rsf/012006_HouseDemJudBriefing.zip

(NOTE: Since links are local, and refer only to the filename, You can download, unzip into any directory, and the links still work when You are not online... Once You unzip it into a specific shared folder, another User on Your local network can download, or browse, as well. -dcm)

The NSA HTML Docs site has been updated with a new article, Big Brother Is Watching You Part 2. This article includes all of the stories from USA Today May 11, 2006 (print edition) about the NSA domestic telephone call databases given to them without warrants or authorization by Verizon, BellSouth, and AT&T.

Also included are the editorials and Op Ed pieces from May 16 - 18 on the eve of General Michael V. Hayden's CIA Director nomination confirmation hearings.

Finally, there are some introductory words, and an editorial by David C. Manchester, maintainer of the sited.

Additional external links have been added to the link section at the left of the main page. Also, You can reach the site using a simpler filename:

http://thewall.civiblog.org/rsf/nsa.html

Site Mirrors at:

http://democracywall.org/rsf/nsa.html

and

http://dredeyedick.flifree.com/rsf/nsa.html

-dcm

The book was supposed to come out in "early Spring 2006" I sent my $60.00 in. So where the hell is it? Now Conyers and all the spineless Democrats are backing off of the call for impeachment? What is wrong with these people?

Mikael Rudolph
www.ImpeachforPeace.org

I have come around to understand the wisdom of the Democrats taking impeachment "off the table". It is the smartest thing he, Dean and Pelosi could have done. Don't think for a minute they aren't completely handing this job over to "We the People" fully expecting us to force their hand once the "revelations" of multiple investigations hit the press in January.

The pressure must grow geometrically starting NOW!

~ Mikael Rudolph
www.ImpeachforPeace.org

people are stranger

I completely agree that the constitution is in crisis. But are we going to be capable of holding the actual administration accountable? I quote Mr. Conyers:
"The media, though showing some signs of aggressiveness as of late, is increasingly concentrated and all too often unwilling to risk the enmity or legal challenge from the party in charge."

The media needs to be aggressive and fearless.

Heidi W.
LA Online Magazine

The constitution of any country happens in crisis I think. I am from Ukraine, our constitution constantly in crisis.

For me, the political action of the group was to change those Middle East regimes under the pretext of "democratizing" their countries so that "Big Oil" could once again attain ownership of their oil fields and their oil.

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