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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/13/coburn-white-house-cut-and-pasted-dhs-nominee-johnson-answers-for-nominee/

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In one example, Johnson’s questionnaire answer states that if confirmed he would: “continue to sustain common DHS intelligence standards as well as build privacy and civil rights protections into its operations, policies, programs and technology deployments from the outset of their development.”

In July 2011, then-Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency: “builds privacy and civil rights and civil liberties protections into its operations, policies, programs and technology deployments from the outset of their development.”

In another example, Johnson’s questionnaire states: “Critical infrastructure is the backbone of our country’s national and economic security. In addition to the federal buildings where millions of Americans work and visit each day, it includes power plants, chemical facilities, communications networks, bridges, highways, and stadiums.

Napolitano submitted written Hill testimony in March 2013 that in part stated: “Critical infrastructure is the backbone of our country’s national and economic security. It includes power plants, chemical facilities, communications networks, bridges, highways, and stadiums, as well as the federal buildings where millions of Americans work and visit each day.”

The long-time Obama supporter and former Defense Department general counsel would be the fourth Homeland Security secretary, if confirmed.

Johnson, a multimillionaire attorney who was largely unknown in homeland security circles, was greeted in the hearing room by a small group of protesters decrying his role as a former top Defense Department lawyer who authorized drone strikes abroad. Capitol Police officers quickly moved the protesters to the back of the crowded room as they chanted "no drone lawyer for DHS" and carried pink signs.

Johnson was nominated by Obama, and some have questioned whether he has the necessary law enforcement and management experience to run the more than 200,000-employee agency.

In his opening statement, Johnson addressed those concerns immediately.

"I have experience in law enforcement," he said, citing his two years of experience as a federal prosecutor in New York. "I worked with law enforcement officers of the Secret Service, what was then called the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the FBI, the DEA and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies."


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Re: Coburn: DHS nominee Johnson used cribbed answers for confirmation hearing
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 06:34:24 PM »
Obama has a knack for hiring unqualified people, even those who rely on a crib sheet.


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