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    whereupon Crassus would offer to buy it on the spot for a tiny fraction of it s worth If the owner sold Crassus slaves would put out the fire If the owner refused to sell Crassus allowed the building to burn to the ground By means of this device Crassus eventually came to be the largest single private land holder in Rome and used some of his wealth to help back Julius Caesar against Cicero In 70 BC Rome was still a Republic which placed very strict limits on what Rulers could do and more importantly NOT do But Crassus had no intentions of enduring such limits to his personal power and contrived a plan Crassus seized upon the slave revolt led by Spartacus in order to strike terror into the hearts of Rome whose garrison Spartacus had already defeated in battle But Spartacus had no intention of marching on Rome itself a move he knew to be suicidal Spartacus and his band wanted nothing to do with the Roman empire and had planned from the start merely to loot enough money from their former owners in the Italian countryside to hire a mercenary fleet in which to sail to freedom Sailing away was the last thing Crassus wanted Spartacus to do He needed a convenient enemy with which to terrorize Rome itself for his personal political gain So Crassus bribed the mercenary fleet to sail without Spartacus then positioned two Roman legions in such a way that Spartacus had no choice but to march on Rome Terrified of the impending arrival of the much feared army of gladiators Rome declared Crassus Praetor Crassus then crushed Spartacus army and even though Pompey took the credit Crassus was elected Consul of Rome the following year With this maneuver the Romans surrendered

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    whereupon Crassus would offer to buy it on the spot for a tiny fraction of it s worth If the owner sold Crassus slaves would put out the fire If the owner refused to sell Crassus allowed the building to burn to the ground By means of this device Crassus eventually came to be the largest single private land holder in Rome and used some of his wealth to help back Julius Caesar against Cicero In 70 BC Rome was still a Republic which placed very strict limits on what Rulers could do and more importantly NOT do But Crassus had no intentions of enduring such limits to his personal power and contrived a plan Crassus seized upon the slave revolt led by Spartacus in order to strike terror into the hearts of Rome whose garrison Spartacus had already defeated in battle But Spartacus had no intention of marching on Rome itself a move he knew to be suicidal Spartacus and his band wanted nothing to do with the Roman empire and had planned from the start merely to loot enough money from their former owners in the Italian countryside to hire a mercenary fleet in which to sail to freedom Sailing away was the last thing Crassus wanted Spartacus to do He needed a convenient enemy with which to terrorize Rome itself for his personal political gain So Crassus bribed the mercenary fleet to sail without Spartacus then positioned two Roman legions in such a way that Spartacus had no choice but to march on Rome Terrified of the impending arrival of the much feared army of gladiators Rome declared Crassus Praetor Crassus then crushed Spartacus army and even though Pompey took the credit Crassus was elected Consul of Rome the following year With this maneuver the Romans surrendered

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    issued the subpoena last year as part of a grand jury investigation into a former Madison official who was a prolific seller of used books on Amazon com They were looking for buyers who could be witnesses in the case The official Robert D Angelo was indicted last month on fraud money laundering and tax evasion charges Prosecutors said he ran a used book business out of his city office and did not report the income He has pleaded not guilty D Angelo sold books through the Amazon Marketplace feature and buyers paid Amazon which took a commission The initial subpoena sought records of 24 000 transactions dating back to 1999 The company turned over many records but refused to identify the book buyers citing their First Amendment right to keep their reading choices private Prosecutors later narrowed the subpoena asking the company to identify a sample of 120 customers Assistant U S Attorney Daniel Graber dismissed First Amendment concerns in an April letter to the company He said D Angelo not Amazon was the seller and prosecutors needed proof he sold books online Crocker brokered a compromise in which the company would send a letter to the 24 000 customers describing the investigation and asking them to voluntarily contact prosecutors if they were interested in testifying Prosecutors said they obtained the customer information they needed from one of D Angelo s computers they seized earlier in the investigation Crocker scolded prosecutors in July for not looking for alternatives earlier If the government had been more diligent in looking for workarounds instead of baring its teeth when Amazon balked it s probable that this entire First Amendment showdown could have been avoided he wrote The company asked Crocker to unseal the records after D Angelo was indicted last month Crocker

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    the subpoena last year as part of a grand jury investigation into a former Madison official who was a prolific seller of used books on Amazon com They were looking for buyers who could be witnesses in the case The official Robert D Angelo was indicted last month on fraud money laundering and tax evasion charges Prosecutors said he ran a used book business out of his city office and did not report the income He has pleaded not guilty D Angelo sold books through the Amazon Marketplace feature and buyers paid Amazon which took a commission The initial subpoena sought records of 24 000 transactions dating back to 1999 The company turned over many records but refused to identify the book buyers citing their First Amendment right to keep their reading choices private Prosecutors later narrowed the subpoena asking the company to identify a sample of 120 customers Assistant U S Attorney Daniel Graber dismissed First Amendment concerns in an April letter to the company He said D Angelo not Amazon was the seller and prosecutors needed proof he sold books online Crocker brokered a compromise in which the company would send a letter to the 24 000 customers describing the investigation and asking them to voluntarily contact prosecutors if they were interested in testifying Prosecutors said they obtained the customer information they needed from one of D Angelo s computers they seized earlier in the investigation Crocker scolded prosecutors in July for not looking for alternatives earlier If the government had been more diligent in looking for workarounds instead of baring its teeth when Amazon balked it s probable that this entire First Amendment showdown could have been avoided he wrote The company asked Crocker to unseal the records after D Angelo was indicted last month Crocker granted

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    the vice President the President s chief of staff and the president himself AP reported this afternoon White House press secretary Dana Perino said it wasn t clear what McClellan meant in the excerpt and she had no immediate comment McClellan turned down interview requests Tuesday Later Tuesday Sen Chris Dodd D Ct who is running for president stated Today s revelations by Mr McClellan are very disturbing and raise several important questions that need to be answered If in fact the President of the United of States knowingly instructed his chief spokesman to mislead the American people there can be no more fundamental betrayal of the public trust During his confirmation process Attorney General Mukasey said he would act independently Accordingly today I call on the Attorney General to live up to his word and launch an immediate investigation to determine the facts of this case the extent of any cover up and determine what the President knew and when he knew it Even later Friday Valerie Plame released the following statement from her new home in Santa Fe N M I am outraged to learn that former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan confirms that he was sent out to lie to the press corps and the American public about two senior White House officials Karl Rove and I Lewis Scooter Libby who deliberately and recklessly revealed my identity as a covert CIA operations officer Even more shocking McClellan confirms that not only Karl Rove and Scooter Libby told him to lie but Vice President Cheney Presidential Chief of Staff Andrew Card and President Bush also ordered McClellan to issue his misleading statement Unfortunately President Bush s commutation of Scooter Libby s felony sentence has short circuited justice Vice President Cheney in particular knew that Scooter Libby was involved because he had ordered and directed his actions McClellan s revelations provide important support for our civil suit against those who violated our national security and maliciously destroyed my career At The Lede blog at The New York Times Mike Nizza responded earlier How exactly was the president involved Did he take part in a cover up Will the next few sentences in the book explain the role of each official Well until more of the 400 page book is released we are left with only a tantalizing bit of fodder for close watchers of the C I A leak story line to chew on If Mr McClellan is the first senior administration official to implicate President Bush in the scandal we ll definitely know by April 2008 when the memoir is due to hit store shelves But something tells The Lede that this won t be the last little taste of the book that the publisher will um leak to the press In its promotional material posted at Amazon com and elsewhere the publisher describes the book like this In this refreshingly clear eyed book written with no agenda other than to record his experiences and insights for

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    the vice President the President s chief of staff and the president himself AP reported this afternoon White House press secretary Dana Perino said it wasn t clear what McClellan meant in the excerpt and she had no immediate comment McClellan turned down interview requests Tuesday Later Tuesday Sen Chris Dodd D Ct who is running for president stated Today s revelations by Mr McClellan are very disturbing and raise several important questions that need to be answered If in fact the President of the United of States knowingly instructed his chief spokesman to mislead the American people there can be no more fundamental betrayal of the public trust During his confirmation process Attorney General Mukasey said he would act independently Accordingly today I call on the Attorney General to live up to his word and launch an immediate investigation to determine the facts of this case the extent of any cover up and determine what the President knew and when he knew it Even later Friday Valerie Plame released the following statement from her new home in Santa Fe N M I am outraged to learn that former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan confirms that he was sent out to lie to the press corps and the American public about two senior White House officials Karl Rove and I Lewis Scooter Libby who deliberately and recklessly revealed my identity as a covert CIA operations officer Even more shocking McClellan confirms that not only Karl Rove and Scooter Libby told him to lie but Vice President Cheney Presidential Chief of Staff Andrew Card and President Bush also ordered McClellan to issue his misleading statement Unfortunately President Bush s commutation of Scooter Libby s felony sentence has short circuited justice Vice President Cheney in particular knew that Scooter Libby was involved because he had ordered and directed his actions McClellan s revelations provide important support for our civil suit against those who violated our national security and maliciously destroyed my career At The Lede blog at The New York Times Mike Nizza responded earlier How exactly was the president involved Did he take part in a cover up Will the next few sentences in the book explain the role of each official Well until more of the 400 page book is released we are left with only a tantalizing bit of fodder for close watchers of the C I A leak story line to chew on If Mr McClellan is the first senior administration official to implicate President Bush in the scandal we ll definitely know by April 2008 when the memoir is due to hit store shelves But something tells The Lede that this won t be the last little taste of the book that the publisher will um leak to the press In its promotional material posted at Amazon com and elsewhere the publisher describes the book like this In this refreshingly clear eyed book written with no agenda other than to record his experiences and insights for

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    acknowledging the probes In the ACLU release the plaintiff in the case complained that the statutes give the government far too much power and that the secrecy surrounding the statutes is excessive The plaintiff said the gag provisions of the law make it difficult or impossible for people like me people who have firsthand experience with the NSL statute to discuss their specific concerns with the public the press and Congress The plaintiff added This seems to be counterintuitive to everything I assumed about this country s commitment to free speech and the value of political discourse The judge in his ruling said the NSL statute was so improper that to let the law stand might turn an innocent legislative step into the legislative equivalent of breaking and entering with an ominous free pass to the hijacking of constitutional values The judge had stayed the effect of his ruling so it could be appealed The government provided notice of its appeal in a one paragraph letter to the court and later had no comment In March the government released a report showing the FBI issued approximately 8 500 national security letter requests in 2000 the year before the passage of the Patriot Act The number of requests rose to 39 000 by 2003 and to 56 000 in 2004 before falling to 47 000 in 2005 Most of the requests sought telephone billing records telephone or e mail subscriber information or electronic communication transactional records The judge wrote that most recipients have little or no incentive to challenge the orders and only two cases have been filed in federal court The judge said the NSLs let the government unmask the identity of Internet users engaged in anonymous speech in online discussions and obtain itemized lists of all e mails sent

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    acknowledging the probes In the ACLU release the plaintiff in the case complained that the statutes give the government far too much power and that the secrecy surrounding the statutes is excessive The plaintiff said the gag provisions of the law make it difficult or impossible for people like me people who have firsthand experience with the NSL statute to discuss their specific concerns with the public the press and Congress The plaintiff added This seems to be counterintuitive to everything I assumed about this country s commitment to free speech and the value of political discourse The judge in his ruling said the NSL statute was so improper that to let the law stand might turn an innocent legislative step into the legislative equivalent of breaking and entering with an ominous free pass to the hijacking of constitutional values The judge had stayed the effect of his ruling so it could be appealed The government provided notice of its appeal in a one paragraph letter to the court and later had no comment In March the government released a report showing the FBI issued approximately 8 500 national security letter requests in 2000 the year before the passage of the Patriot Act The number of requests rose to 39 000 by 2003 and to 56 000 in 2004 before falling to 47 000 in 2005 Most of the requests sought telephone billing records telephone or e mail subscriber information or electronic communication transactional records The judge wrote that most recipients have little or no incentive to challenge the orders and only two cases have been filed in federal court The judge said the NSLs let the government unmask the identity of Internet users engaged in anonymous speech in online discussions and obtain itemized lists of all e mails sent

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