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    Re: Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Her accusations of CIA-led computer searches were denied by CIA Director John Brennan. They brought into the open a simmering row between the committee and the agency that had been brewing for months and disrupted the committee's work.

    Feinstein said that in January, the CIA's Brennan requested an emergency meeting with her and the committee's top Republican, Senator Saxby Chambliss.

    Feinstein has been pushing to make the report's findings public but infighting with the CIA had meant the formal process to declassify the document had not even begun. Feinstein said she hoped declassification could begin before the end of March.

    A key dispute is over how the committee acquired what Feinstein and others describe as the CIA's own internal review of its interrogation tactics and secret prisons, and its use of "rendition," a practice in which prisoners are transferred between countries without formal judicial process.

    Feinstein and committee sources say they had found the review in the computer system the CIA set up for their use and at some point their staff printed out a copy and took it to their offices on Capitol Hill.

    In a letter Brennan wrote to Feinstein in January, which was obtained by Reuters, he acknowledged the data had been deposited in the part of the CIA computer network to which Senate investigators had access but said he did not know how this happened.

    Brennan vigorously defended the CIA's commitment to working with Congress. "We are a far better organization because of congressional oversight," he said.....snip~

    CIA accused of spying on U.S. Senate intelligence committee


    Not that I care so much for Feinstein and don't agree with her being on any intelligence committee.....but it does seem like Brennan just can't keep his story together. Naturally they would be willing to give up the program over rendition etc etc.

    Also admitting that Congressional Oversight....makes them a better organization. Isn't saying a whole hell of a lot either.
    IMO, the last thing any organization needs is oversight by Feinstein, especially if said organization is not particularly liked or trusted by the Democrats. What is she hoping to find?

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    Re: Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    It would appear the radical left doesn't want to talk about this much; even when one of their own is sounding the alarm of administration overstepping. Guess the left is ciricling its little wagons behind the dictator again.

    Well, Carney did Answer the call Cal.


    White House says Obama has 'great confidence' in CIA chief.....


    President Barack Obama has "great confidence" in CIA chief John Brennan, the White House said on Tuesday, even as a senior Democratic senator accused the agency of spying on Congress and possibly breaking the law.

    "The president has great confidence in John Brennan and confidence in our intelligence community and in our professionals at the CIA," White House spokesman Jay Carney told a news briefing.

    "We take everything she (Feinstein) says very seriously and we take this seriously. But I'm not going to comment on matters that are under investigation or review by the appropriate authorities," Carney added.

    "In general, there have been communications between the White House, the committee chairman and the director (Brennan)," Carney said.....snip~

    White House says Obama has 'great confidence' in CIA chief | Reuters

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    Re: Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    I work in military intelligence lol

    If anything, I think you'd be the one with the poor grasp lol
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    Re: Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yea, on the internet, we all can be anything we want to be. I think I'll be Paul McCartney today. LOL.
    uhhh...lol okay?
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    Re: Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    IMO, the last thing any organization needs is oversight by Feinstein, especially if said organization is not particularly liked or trusted by the Democrats. What is she hoping to find?

    Greetings, MMC.

    Well she does tend get a lil emotional doesn't she.....as to what she hopes to find. "Anything" she can.....that keeps her around!

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    Re: Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well she does tend get a lil emotional doesn't she.....as to what she hopes to find. "Anything" she can.....that keeps her around!
    This liberal nut bag is chairwomen of the senate intelligence committee! I think she has gone off the deep end...


    “I’m in my home and there’s a demonstration out front, and I go to peek out the window and there’s a drone facing me,” she recalled.

    Demonstrators from Code Pink who were protesting government surveillance at the time, said the device was merely a toy helicopter




    Read more: Dianne Feinstein wants drones regulated - Andrea Drusch - POLITICO.com
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    Re: Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    This liberal nut bag is chairwomen of the senate intelligence committee! I think she has gone off the deep end...


    “I’m in my home and there’s a demonstration out front, and I go to peek out the window and there’s a drone facing me,” she recalled.

    Demonstrators from Code Pink who were protesting government surveillance at the time, said the device was merely a toy helicopter




    Read more: Dianne Feinstein wants drones regulated - Andrea Drusch - POLITICO.com
    That toy helicopter should have been equipped with a rocket launcher that would throw a pie in her face. You think she might get the meaning of that? LOL.
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    Re: Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Here's a snipet of an opinion article in the Saint Louis Post Dispatch

    Editorial: In the Senate vs. CIA, the president can't wait : Stltoday

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    For sheer effrontery, this would be hard to top. Having dumped 6.2 million pages of documents onto computers they gave to the Senate, the CIA is now complaining that somehow it’s a crime that the Senate found that some of the documents were incriminating, including one (the Panetta review) in which the CIA apparently reached the same conclusion as the Senate.

    It’s bizarre: One unit of the executive branch is asking a second executive branch unit to investigate the legislative branch for finding evidence, with which it agrees, that it did things it shouldn’t have done.

    None of this is being done in furtherance of the CIA’s intelligence-gathering mission. Mr. Obama reined in the CIA’s detainee interrogation program in 2009 and gave the people who were involved a pass from prosecution. He was taking, as always, the long view.

    But the CIA doesn’t want to be accountable to anyone, not even the United States Senate. It’s hiding secrets to cover its own grievous mistakes. It should change its name to the CYA.

    Mr. Obama waited to take action on the NSA’s abuses until a presidential advisory board gave him cover. He says he’s waiting on the CIA abuses now because the matter is under investigation — as it has been for five years. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., of all people, the man who wrote the Patriot Act that the Bush administration used for cover in its war on terror abuses, is accusing the Obama administration of being “almost Nixonian.”

    If he waits much longer, the president will have Congress in revolt and a full-blown constitutional crisis on his hands. That’s a lot to handle, even for a Jedi knight.

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