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CIA Director John Brennan Admits CIA Spied on Senate Staffers

With the declassified version of the Inspector General's report outlining the CIA's unauthorized intrusion into U.S. Senate staffers' computers on the horizon, CIA director John Brennan admitted today the agency spied on Senate members. He also apologized. [More...]

This all comes about as a result of Sen. Diane Feinstein's charge months ago:

Feinstein, in her dramatic speech on the Senate floor in March, said the agency breached the firewall to obstruct the committee’s investigation of the agency’s torture of post-9/11 terrorism detainees, a years-long effort expected to be partially declassified in the coming days or weeks. That investigation was itself prompted by a different coverup: the destruction of videotapes of brutal interrogations by a senior official, Jose Rodriguez.

Brennan's initial response to Feinstein's allegation was:

As far as the allegations of, you know, CIA hacking into, you know, Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth. I mean we wouldn’t do that. I mean, that’s just beyond the – you know, the scope of reason in terms of what we would do,” Brennan said on the day of Feinstein’s accusation.

Colorado Senator Mark Udall is calling for Brennan to resign.

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    Am I the only one who to see (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 08:27:37 PM EST
    A little humor in the congress being all upset about finding out they are being spied on like the rest of us?

    Welcome to the party Diane.