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
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
“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
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"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
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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
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.