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Mike Rogers’ Goes Delusional

News came late Thursday night that the Michigan Republican Congressman Mike Rogers, who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is bowing out and plans to launch a new career as a talk radio guy. What a laugh!

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers plans to leave Congress after this year to host a talk radio show for Cumulus Media Inc, the Michigan congressman said on Friday.

“I had a career before politics and always planned to have one after. The genius of our institutions is they are not dependent on the individual temporary occupants privileged to serve. That is why I have decided not to seek re-election to Congress in 2014,” the Republican said in a statement.

Speaking earlier to a Detroit radio station, Rogers said he plans to start his Cumulus show in January, the Detroit News reported.

“They may have lost my vote in Congress, but you haven’t lost my voice,” he told WJR-AM, according to the newspaper.

Mike Rogers is a hypocrite and is typical of why Washington, DC is so corrupt. He’s leaving for two very simple reasons. First, he learned that he will not be reappointed to chair the Intel Committee. Second, he wants to cash in and try to make some money.

Rogers is part of a damnable revolving door. He has been a key figure in blocking a full investigation of what happened at Benghazi. Part of the explanation comes via his Chief of Staff on the Intel Committee who is now going into business with Democrats aligned with Hillary Clinton:

Meet Beacon Global Strategies.

The online bios for its founders and managing directors suggest no group knows more about the Benghazi terrorist attack and the Obama administration’s response. Yet the consulting firm has deep ties to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others involved in the controversy – ties so intertwined with the administration and Capitol Hill that they raise questions about an upcoming hearing where former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell is slated to testify.

“It is like a revolving door on steroids,” Bill Allison, whose Sunlight Foundation is a nonprofit that supports government transparency, told Fox News, adding that Washington’s “revolving door” is a bipartisan problem.

“Republicans have gone through the revolving door, Democrats. … It says an awful lot about Washington and how hard it is to really be independent in Washington.”

But there is another part to this story. Mike Rogers wife was the CEO of a defense company that was also providing services to the CIA:

So it seems rather interesting to note that Rogers’ wife, Kristi Clemens Rogers, was, until recently, the president and CEO of Aegis LLC a “security” defense contractor company, whom she helped to secure a $10 billion (with a b) contract with the State Department. The company describes itself as “a leading private security company, provides government and corporate clients with a full spectrum of intelligence-led, culturally-sensitive security solutions to operational and development challenges around the world.”

Hmm. Sounds like a company like that would benefit greatly to seeing a big ramp up in cybersecurity FUD around the globe, and, with it, big budgets by various government agencies to spend on such things. Indeed, just a few months ago, Rogers penned an article for Washington Life Magazine all about evil hackers trying to “steal information.” In it, there’s a line that might sound a wee-bit familiar, referring to the impression of hackers as being “the teenager in his or her parent’s basement with bunny slippers and a Mountain Dew.” Apparently, both of the Rogers really have a thing about teens in basements. The article is typical FUD, making statements with no proof, including repeating the NSA’s ridiculous allegation that hackers have led to the “greatest transfer of wealth in American history.” It’s such a good line, except that it’s completely untrue. The top US companies have recently admitted to absolutely no damage from such attacks. The article also lumps in “hacktivists” like Anonymous, as if they’re a part of this grand conspiracy that needs new laws.

What was Kristi Clemons Rogers’ company doing for the CIA in Benghazi? Was Mike Rogers covering up for her? These are questions that merit an investigation and some clear answers.

  • DianaLC

    OT: This is one of my little ways of cheering myself up after reading all the deeply depressing things in the news. I check my junk box for my email account. I have several automatic emails coming from several of the Dem’s favorite people. I do that because not only does it make them feel they have more followers than they really have, but I get to train their emails to go to my junk file and can then delete them at will. I just deleted Barbara Boxer. It brightened my day to appropriately throw her out as “junk.”

    • jbjd

      Well, as the song says, whatever gets you through the night’s all right…

  • HELENK2

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/va-hides-names-of-hospitals-where-vets-died-from-delays/

    VA hides names of hospitals where Vets died from delays

    the men and women who served this country deserve a lot better than this

  • HELENK2

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/watchdog-warns-corruption-in-afghanistan-could-undermine-u-s-progress/

    watchdog warns corruption in Afghanistan could undermine US progress.

    gee you think??? it is like throwing money down a rat hole to continue to support this bunch. If they can not help themselves after 12 years they never will

    • foxyladi14

      Amen Helen

  • HELENK2

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/31/oh-good-healthcare-gov-goes-down-on-deadline-day/

    must be too many of what harry calls dumb old people trying to use the internet

  • 0getfitnow1

    Juicy reading about the circumstances surrounding Ron Brown’s death.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/ron_browns_house_of_cards.html

    • DianaLC

      Really frightening, since if it’s true, there are far too many hoodwinked believers in Bubba and Ma Clinton.

    • HELENK2

      http://www.westernjournalism.com/clinton-snared-pedophile-ring/

      check out bill clinton’s vacation trips

      • binky354

        For the life of me I can’t figure out what the attraction to children for sex would be for adults. Notice the pictures were a catalog for providing children to powerful politicians, including Bill Clinton, and to British Royalty. How sick.

  • HELENK2
    • DianaLC

      The Judge is always right on.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/03/30/pelosi-people-who-value-human-life-are-%E2%80%98dumb%E2%80%99

    WOW it is not only harry reid but now nancy pelosi thinks the American people are DUMB

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/181151-russia-begins-massive-nuclear-weapons-offensive-drill/

    Russia begins massive nuclear weapons offensive drill

    about that reset button, I don’t think it works

    • KlugerRD

      They never did say what that reset button was exactly resetting, did they?

      • piattq

        The translation was untranslatable.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    Update: US General Breedlove, top NATO
    commander, had been due to testify before House and Senate this week
    before being sent back to Europe – @Reuters

    Top US general in Europe cut short Washington visit, went back to Europe early amid Ukraine ‘uncertainty,’ Pentagon says – @Reuters

  • HELENK2
    • binky354

      I don’t know if George Orwell is working in the White House, but I believe George Soros is.

  • HELENK2
    • KlugerRD

      I hope the result of the Obama debacle is an amendment that asserts that a President can be impeached for sheer incompetence – just like any other employee.

  • 0getfitnow1
    • KenoshaMarge

      They’ll bury it more likely. We don’t have “reporters” – we have advocates who report on what they want people to know. The truth? Died a long time ago in the MSM. Along with the facts.

      As this great Branco cartoon from Legal Insurrection shows…

    • HELENK2

      stole it

  • binky354
    • HELENK2

      why do I have a hard time believing the sincerity of a son of Soros?

    • HELENK2

      why do I have a hard time believing the sincerity of a son of Soros?

    • DianaLC

      Interesting—but whether or not his motives are good, I am suspicious about his methods. Federally funded elections, clean elections. It sounds good to the masses, doesn’t it? But who controls the way elections are paid for also controls the elections, don’t you think.
      I don’t know the man, but given his probable upbringing, I don’t trust him—and I don’t like his idea. Again, it’s Marxist at its core. The masses can’t be trusted to think for themselves. The masses are motivated by only money. Money and flashy ideas are the only thing that the stupid masses follow.
      Someone needs to tell the Democrats that man does not live by bread alone. But the Democrats are working as hard as they can to discredit the first man who said that.

      • binky354

        I noticed that Junior is messing with elections same as his dad.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/181115-did-obama-lie-about-what-was-said-during-his-meeting-with-pope-francis/

    did backtrack like about what was said during his meeting with Pope Francis?

    Is the Pope Catholic?

    • binky354

      So are you telling me they didn’t discuss the pros and cons of Michelle’s fruit and vegetable seeds vs Burpee’s seeds?

    • S7teen70six

      The only thing I am sure of is that Putin shits in the woods.

  • S_MARINA

    also, Larry, your twitter account has been hijacked @noquarterusa

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      Thanks. Fixed the breach.

  • HELENK2

    Iran names member of the militant group that
    held 52 Americans hostage in Tehran for 444 days to be its next
    ambassador to the United Nations – @BloombergNews

    read more on bloomberg.com

  • S_MARINA

    Was Rogers paid to take a dive prior to release of GOP’s renewed offensive against Hilliary 2016? http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/25/Group-Readies-Benghazi-Report

    If GOP takes Senate, how long will before we have a joint select committee to investigate Benghazi?

    • HELENK2

      depends on which GOP members old guard or young turks are in office

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2014/03/allen-west-we-may-finally-know-why-john.html

    we may finally know why John Boehner is helping to cover up Benghazi

  • HELENK2
    • DianaLC

      Wouldn’t it be hilarious if they do put Obamacare into scripts, many of them horror stories or comedies of errors–you know, as a joke?

  • Popsmoke

    Hold your breath…..

  • piattq

    Rogers will be another political coverup of the Repub variety. What difference does it make. What’s happening around Trinisteria? Now that could make a difference. Lavrov/Kerry get together? Interesting week-end. Good piece in WSJ about Trinisteria—never heard of.

  • HELENK2
    • DianaLC

      Don’t you mean $234 MILLION a year?

      • TeakWoodKite

        when the word government and round numbers such as “234″ are used in the same sentence ….it could mean anything more but not less than a million lol…

      • HELENK2

        yes

  • SantaFeK

    Just love how you drop these little tidbits, Larry.

  • binky354

    O/T: A brief look at George Soros, who he supports, what organizations he’s built, what organizations he supports:

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/03/just-george-soros-affect-american-politics/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    • HELENK2

      I stole it

    • DianaLC

      Thanks—excellent information. Coupled with some information bout his wealth, it goes to show my libtard family member that maybe the Koch Brothers aren’t as evil as some on the left.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Doubt it will help convince any libtard. None so blind as those who refuse to see.

        • DianaLC

          Of course you are right, but I use the principle of a prisoner trying to use a stolen spoon to dig his/her way out.

          • KenoshaMarge

            I respect you tenacity.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/03/when-hell-was-in-session.php

    this is a true hero that deserves our thanks and our respect.
    may he rest in peace

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/181058-putin-calls-obama-two-vastly-different-impressions-of-what-was-said/

    Putin calls backtrack. once again there are different stories on what was discussed.
    just like earlier in the week when backtrack’s visit to the Pope

    • KenoshaMarge

      I had no problem deciding who I believed – Pope Francis or Obama but Putin and Obama? Hmm… Two politicians knows to be liars? Toss up says I with Putin seemingly benefiting more from his lies than Obama.

    • KlugerRD

      This different stories on a meeting seems to be a recurring problem with Obama.

      “President Barack Obama and the Vatican gave distinctly different accounts of the president’s audience with Pope Francis on Thursday”

      http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650628/Obama-tells-Pope-Francis-he-is-a-great-admirer.html?pg=all

      So who do we believe?
      Obama or the Pope?
      Obama or Putin?

    • KlugerRD

      What was actually discussed was not what either said.

      Obama has been in deep discussion with Putin to get him off the hook like Putin did in Syria. Initially Obama offered up control of the Internet. But it was not enough for Putin.

      So he drove troops to the border of Ukraine and in this discussion, Obama was now offering up Alaska, which works great for both sides. For Russia they get the oil fields and for Obama he gets rid of a headache (energy independence) that he doesn’t want to deal with.

      And like Crimea, Alaska was once Russian.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/03/unreal-obama-administration-caught-giving-russia-free-high-tech-military-equipment-to-russia/

    this story from earlier in the week is getting attention now
    backtrack bunch giving Russia arms

  • HELENK2

    there is so much incest in DC that ” I’m my own grandpa” should be the theme song and played everyday.

    Between lobbyists and congress and congress and companies getting government contracts intermingling, it is their own little world and we just pay for it. Throw in the incest between the press and government and you have a three ring orgy every day

    • binky354

      Well put, Helen.

  • piattq

    I thought that committee chairmanships were almost exclusively determined by seniority, unless the senior member did not want the office or had done something to substantively blacken his political career/reputation. So why would Rogers lose his chairmanship? Aren’t their laws against congress critters and their immediate families getting government contracts from which they profit? If not, there should be? (especially the wife of a committee chair dealing in a business that is at the center of the committee chair’s political clout and has access to inside information)

    • binky354

      Read somewhere they have to pay for these committee seats/chairs by coming up with “dues” payments.

    • TeakWoodKite

      It maybe to avoid the conflict of interest that Larry spoke of becoming public. It all smells inside ball in that the House leadership is short circuiting a liability?
      not a thing gets done in DC unless it is about money or CYA.

  • Dave L.

    Larry, Is this the same Aegis Security Services that was located in Watertower Place in Chicago in the 1980′s ??

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      I don’t know. Rogers’ Aegis was a British firm.

  • DianaLC

    This seems to be the current story around politics. It certainly sees as though this guy knew he better get out or be put out. This one is a Republican. There are the several Dems in CA now packing their bags. Even old HR is being scrutinized by the papers down in Nevada.
    The halls of any congress–state or federal–are now truly “dens of thieves.”
    I find it hard to imagine that the ones who really are the kind who feel “privileged to serve” can find any joy in working with the ones who like the “privileges” of being elected.

  • HARP2

    Strange how we never see ANY politician run on making TERM LIMITS a law.

    • foxyladi14

      you won’t either.

  • elizabethrc

    I find his comment about the “genius of our institutions is that they are not dependent on the individual temporary occupants privileged to serve” shows that he doesn’t get it. I doubt that more than a scant handful of those serving in Congress consider it a ‘privilege’ to serve but do consider it only right and fitting that they be left alone by those pesky constituents to do what they choose and if there’s money enrichment at the same time, so much the better.
    I’ve always seen Rogers as a cheerleader for keeping Americans in the dark about government ‘secrets and security’ even when their actions make a joke of our Constitution and our laws, both of which they swore to uphold. I was unaware of his wife’s connections until now, but it explains a lot about his motivations. My mother always said to trust your instincts. It seems she was right.

  • S7teen70six

    At first I thought this was a joke. If you’ve ever really listened to this guy drone on and on it’s hard to imagine any type of radio program that would be popular. Except perhaps The Insomniacs Channel, where Rogers could miraculously put people to sleep. He be almost as big a hit as Barry causing women to faint.

    Maybe Rogers plans to run for president and this is his way of preparing to do so. Full and sudden separation to create the semblance of an outsider. But regardless of his intentions, I am glad to see him go. Actually thankful. Chalk one up for the good guys.

    The song because it is beautiful. And worth dancing to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjdYgphN8lI

  • KenoshaMarge

    Heard about Mike Rogers retirement last night on Special Report. Everyone seemed surprised at the suddenness of it and someone, I forget who, said Rogers hadn’t even told Boehner until Wednesday.

    He also leaves the GOP scrambling in his district to find a credible candidate in just 3 weeks. They also said he would have had no problem getting re-elected.

    Something stinks – even more than usual in Washington and in politics and we all know that’s a perpetual stench.

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    Wow.