Carlin confirmed for Justice national security post
April 1st, 2014
08:05 PM ET

Carlin confirmed for Justice national security post

By Evan Perez

The Senate voted 99-1 on Tuesday to confirm John Carlin as assistant attorney general for national security, a job that has been vacant for more than a year.

The time it took to fill the post illustrates how, with a slow-moving bureaucracy in the White House and partisan bickering that occupies the Senate, even noncontroversial nominees for national security jobs can take a while.

Carlin has led the office since Lisa Monaco left in March 2013 to become President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser. President Obama nominated Carlin in September.

The job in the past year has been dominated by controversies over government surveillance in the wake of leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Carlin's office provides legal oversight of the NSA's surveillance activities and represents the government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Attorney General Eric Holder said of Carlin: “Throughout his tenure, he has repeatedly demonstrated the skill, foresight and vision that this position demands. I am confident that under his leadership, the National Security Division will continue to strengthen and advance its critical mission to safeguard the American people and protect this nation.”

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    " E-mail show White House planned Benghazi video deception" by Daily Caller but they don't show us the actual e-mail and why not ? Does Hillary Clinton have a copy of this new e-mail released and the Daily Caller has her pictured under their write up concerning. The article gives the names this e-mail went to and Hillary Clinton's name isn't on that list.What kind of strategic communications is going on and looks like they'd send the e-mail to the Secretary of State. God Bless America !

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    Who is Ben Rhodes and don't appreciate his strategic communications as it relates to Benghazi ! Senior White House staff were directly involved in coordinating the messaging in response to the Benghazi attacks and were actively working to tie the reason to the infamous internet video. Freedom of Information Act still working in USA ! When is Obama questioned under oath concerning ? Sept. 14 2012 e-mail from White House aide Ben Rhodes ? God Bless the deceased families and thank-you for your service to our country.

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      The GOP. seems to have trouble getting enough votes! Why is that? Sounds fair enough to me. Soylent Green, haven't heard that one in awhile. Well 1984 will soon be here.

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