Feingold: We’re Not the Prosecutors’ Committee, We’re the Judiciary Committee

If you missed the thoroughly depressing PATRIOT Act hearing today, this was one of two highlights. Listen carefully at 17 seconds where someone who sounds like Pat Leahy sighs, “Oh boy.”

The rest of the hearing featured Democrat after Democrat arguing that we need to develop lists of all the potential suspects out there buying acetone and hydrogen peroxide.

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bmaz McIntosh, Klipsch and UFO. Looking for @JasonLeopold http://t.co/Xv58POxDiK
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JimWhiteGNV @kirkmurphy @JohnDingell @tigers It is tonight! Big lead by #Rays in eighth.
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emptywheel @imraansiddiqi I can think of lots of cases that start from an unsolicited tip from someone trolling in chat rooms. Guess who!
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emptywheel @imraansiddiqi But I would bet money he's not the only one of FBI's "experts" that plays that role.
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emptywheel @imraansiddiqi The underlying implications even more so: that he was putting garbage into FBI's hands, then going on the stand to explain it
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emptywheel RT @adamjohnsonNYC: glad we're all realizing the white house petition gimmick was always a PR project for the social media age.
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emptywheel RT @SpyTalker: Does Israeli Spy Jonathan #Pollard Have $1 Million Waiting in a Swiss Bank Account? http://t.co/ZMfEQsgOSG
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emptywheel RT @zackwhittaker: Dear NYPD. See something, say something? Your security certificate isn't trusted, and you're still on Windows XP. http:/…
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emptywheel @PogoWasRight Jamie Dimon probably keeps 1000 busy all by himself.
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emptywheel @nickmanes1 Yick. I was exhausted (redeye) and made a special trip. App name is "tortas fronteras O'Hare, btw" @p2wy
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emptywheel @nickmanes1 @p2wy You guys are so predictable. But, awesome, huh?
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