CIA Not Guilty according to CIA Report

The agency is allowed to investigate itself and find the CIA not guilty. So at first it was an accusation that was beyond the scope of reason, according to the CIA. Then, suddenly, it was true after all; the CIA admitted it. Then, the CIA watchdog who exposed the mess suddenly quit his job. And now? Now the CIA has investigated itself and concluded that it did nothing wrong. This is exactly how the government treats you, right? When you are accused of wrongdoing, it asks you to investigate Read more […]

Torture Is Just another Failed Government Program

Full-disclosure, even though I think torture is a failure as a routine program, I don’t know that it is sinful in all circumstances. (See more below.) The Senate’s torture report is out. Here is the interpretation pushed by the regime mouthpiece (I mean the New York Times, of course). Also note this NYT story about the internal fights inside the CIA over the torture. I’ve heard noise that the report is an attack on the Bush Administration, but that is not so clear from what I read Read more […]

A Republican Defends CIA Spying—After They Admit Guilt!

I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that a Republican defends CIA spying—or at least claims that they never really did it. What does surprise me is that he does so after they admit guilt! As Bob Allen wrote, “What the CIA chief formerly dismissed as ‘beyond the scope of reason’ is now confirmed as true.” You think that would settle the issue, but no. The Hill reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Sunday he doesn’t think the CIA spied on the Senate. Rogers Read more […]

CIA Spied on the Senate and Now Admits to It

What the CIA chief formerly dismissed as “beyond the scope of reason” is now confirmed as true. From the National Journal: “CIA Admits to Hacking Senate Computers.” The Central Intelligence Agency improperly and covertly hacked into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate the spy agency’s Bush-era interrogation practices, according to an internal investigation. CIA Director John Brennan has determined that employees “acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding” Read more […]

Rand Paul: Are Senators And Representatives Afraid Of Our Out-of-Conrol Spy Agencies?

From “Rand Paul’s Berkeley talk: A U.S. dystopia?” The Kentucky Republican, who is heavily weighing a 2016 presidential bid, is speaking at the historically liberal bastion at a time when he is seeking to broaden the GOP base. He has long pointed to privacy concerns as an issue that could woo young people to a more libertarian-leaning Republican brand — like his. “I don’t know about you, but I’m worried,” he will say, according to an early look at remarks shared exclusively Read more […]

Darrell Issa, Why No “Treason” Charge For The NSA?

From “Issa Rips CIA Over Feinstein Spying Allegations: ‘Treason’” House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said he is incensed about allegations the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, calling it “treason.” “I think Senator Feinstein is as outraged as anyone and I share her outrage. I think the violation of the Constitutional separation of powers should be an offense of the highest level—virtually treason,” Issa told Breitbart News on Tuesday. “Spying Read more […]

CIA Treats Senate Intelligence Committee Like Edward Snowden

Reading the Techdirt headline, I had to laugh: “CIA: We Only Spied On Senate Intelligence Committee Because They Took Classified Documents That Prove We’re Liars.” For those of you who didn’t see Bob’s earlier post, the CIA was caught monitoring the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Now the committee members want the CIA investigated and have appealed to the Constitution, saying that the spying is inconsistent with our founding document. This is the same committee whose members Read more […]