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[liberationtech] @NatSecWonk

Gregory Foster gfoster at entersection.org
Tue Oct 22 20:20:24 PDT 2013


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Politico (Oct 22) - "NSC aide admits Twitter attack on White House":
http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/10/nsc-aide-admits-twitter-attack-on-white-house-175722.html

> For months, White House and State department officials searched for
> @NatSecWonk, a hunt that intensified after he repeatedly expressed
> doubts about the official administration accounts about the
> Sept.11, 2012 attack in Benghazi.
> 
> After a probe that included an investigation into Joseph’s travel
> and shopping patterns –parsed from over 2,000 Tweets -lawyers from
> the White House counsel’s office confronted Joseph and ordered him
> to leave the executive complex, according to two sources familiar
> with the situation.

Seems problematic for the Executive to spend "months" of taxpayer
money on a "hunt" to abridge the First Amendment rights of a Twitter
account holder who was saying things some people didn't like.  I guess
@NatSecWonk was an inside threat to national security?

> “Was Huma Abedin wearing beer goggles the night she met Anthony
> Wiener? Almost as bad a pairing as Samantha Powers and Cass
> Sunstein ....,” he tweeted about the top Clinton aide and her
> husband, the failed New York City mayoral candidate.

gf

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@gregoryfoster <> http://entersection.com/
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