Sunday, April 23, 2006

US - Senators to take polygraphs?

It will be interesting to see if they refuse.

He did say however, that any senator or Congressional staffer that holds a security clearance can be asked at any time to take a polygraph. The individual can of course refuse to take the test, but failure to do so is reason to remove that person's security clearance. Babbin further said that Senators Rockefeller, Durbin, and Wyden, and some on their staffs will soon be requested to take polygraphs.

But don't expect too much to come from these leak investigations. When the leakers are Democrats, they are called whistleblowers; when they're Republicans they're called leakers.

Also, no senator has been disciplined for leaking since 1987, when Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was forced to give up his seat on the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee. It was discovered he leaked classified information to reporters. Now he's on the Senate Judiciary Committee which is currently investigating top secret information regarding the NSA surveillance activities.

Back in January I said 2006 was starting out to be a hell of a year. Boy was I right. Now's it's called "The Season of Treason".

By the way, it's been reported that Rockefeller may be the source of the Plame leak. This could get real interesting if he takes a polygraph and they ask him about that.

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