I recently noted the c.v. of Pelosi’s Senior Counsel, Joseph Onek. Chuck Muth points out that this man, intimately linked to George Soros, and someone who wants to restore the Reno/Gorelick wall, has access to TOP SECRET information through Pelosi. Muth writes:

Did you know that all Members of Congress automatically get TOP SECRET clearance when they are sworn into Congress — with no background check?

Even more scary, did you know that any Member who ascends to a security sensitive committee in Congress, as either the Chairman or Ranking Member (they are from the opposite Parties), gets what is called SCI clearance which is an even higher clearance than TOP SECRET?

This new Democrat-majority Congress is headed by some of the most radical liberals to ever hold Leadership positions. And I believe their agenda on national defense could greatly damage our national security and put us and our families in harm’s way — either intentionally or unintentionally. So I think we have a right to have them checked out.

For example, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) actually wants to put Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) on the Homeland Security Committee. This is the man authorities recently discovered had socked away $90,000 in cold hard cash, literally, in his freezer at home. Does hiding ninety large in unmarked bills in a freezer set off any alarms bells in YOUR mind?

And then there’s Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) – who has been a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security. Hastings, you may recall, was convicted and impeached as a federal judge in 1989 for leaking wiretaps, lying under oath and bribery.

Anyone who works at the White House has to have a background check. Why not these Members?

What’s more, sometimes it is not just the Member who is the problem. Often it may be a staff member who has a dangerous political agenda. Maybe they don’t hand the information directly to our enemies, but instead damage us through leaks to the news media about our intelligence plans or our next military moves. Bin Laden and his buddies just sit back and laugh. They don’t need lots of operatives in America when all they have to do is watch our media and read our papers on the Internet.

And the terrorists also understand something that apparently some Members of Congress don’t.that this drip, drip, drip of security leaks undermines us with our friends, as well as contributes to the decline of public support for our Global War on Terrorism.

As the leadership in Congress has changed and brought in some characters we shouldn’t be very comfortable with — we need to take a hard look at how things are being handled now. We need to tighten up every security loophole on Capitol Hill before more damage is done.

Muth suggest that everyone on Capitol Hill go through the same background checks as White House staffers. On the other front, the AG needs to use the precedent set by Fitzgerald to pursue real leakers who have done real damage to National Security.