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    Drones Memo Not Shared With Senate Staffers: Dianne Feinstein

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) revealed Thursday that the government refused to allow staffers with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to view the memo that lays out the legal rationale for the government’s targeted killing program.“Our staff were banned from seeing it this morning,” Feinstein told John Brennan at a hearing on his confirmation as CIA director. “We have lawyers and very good staff. This is upsetting to a number of members. We depend on our staff because you can't take material home. You can't take notes with you, so the staff becomes very important.”
    President Barack Obama ordered the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel to provide the secret memorandum that laid out the legal basis for the government’s drone programs to members of Congress on Wednesday night. It was shown to select members of Congress on Thursday morning. Feinstein asked Brennan why members of their staff couldn’t see the memo.
    “The reason for providing information just to key members at times is to ensure that it is kept in a limited basis,” Brennan said. “It is rather exceptional, as I think you know, that the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, or advice, would be shared with you. I think this was determined because of the rather exceptional nature of the issue and in a genuine effort to try to reach the committee's requirements.”


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    Yea.. So much for reviling this. Very upsetting. Very much holding everything above the law here. So much for that open government Obama.


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    Re: Drones Memo Not Shared With Senate Staffers: Dianne Feinstein

    Why didn't the staffers just google it? The media had it yesterday.
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    Re: Drones Memo Not Shared With Senate Staffers: Dianne Feinstein

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Why didn't the staffers just google it? The media had it yesterday.
    All i can find is that just article saying "Obama shared drone memo with hand picked members of congress". Does any media outlet actually have the memo?


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    Re: Drones Memo Not Shared With Senate Staffers: Dianne Feinstein

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    All i can find is that just article saying "Obama shared drone memo with hand picked members of congress". Does any media outlet actually have the memo?
    NBC posted a link to the PDF yesterday...unless this is a different memo.
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    Re: Drones Memo Not Shared With Senate Staffers: Dianne Feinstein

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    NBC posted a link to the PDF yesterday...unless this is a different memo.
    Thanks found it. Hope its authentic.
    http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/se...hite_Paper.pdf


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    Re: Drones Memo Not Shared With Senate Staffers: Dianne Feinstein

    Maybe obama thought the select few would get something passed so Feinstein could finally read it. We know how those girls from CA legislate, got to pass it before we can find out what's in it you know.

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