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    Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    The US Department of Justice announced Thursday that it would not investigate charges that the CIA had spied on members of the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, whitewashing the brazenly illegal actions of the US intelligence apparatus. “The department carefully reviewed the matters referred to us and did not find sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal investigation,” read the Justice Department statement.

    The department will also not investigate countercharges by the CIA that Senate staffers had gained unauthorized access to CIA documents, effectively equating the two and prompting the corporate-controlled media (which has largely buried the story) to portray the action as a neutral, “hands-off” position in a murky dispute between the Senate and the CIA.

    The CIA surveillance of the activities of the Senate committee—which is charged by law with oversight of the CIA—was such a flagrant violation of the constitutional separation of powers that the panel’s chairman, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, took the extraordinary step of denouncing the agency in an hour-long speech on the Senate floor on March 11.

    A longtime hardline defender of the intelligence apparatus, Feinstein was visibly disturbed by what she had learned of the CIA’s actions, which she said “may well have violated the separation-of-powers principle embodied in the United States Constitution,” and also “the Fourth Amendment, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as Executive Order 12333, which prohibits the CIA from conducting domestic searches or surveillance.”

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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    It is kind of nice to see DiFi get some of obummers medicine.

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    Maybe Darrell Issa can start an investigation and get nowhere, then double his campaign contributions.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Maybe Darrell Issa can start an investigation and get nowhere, then double his campaign contributions.
    Kind of hard to " get some where " when all you have to work with are double digit 5th amendment pleas and the illegal destruction of evidence.

    Oh, and Lies, lots of lies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Kind of hard to " get some where " when all you have to work with are double digit 5th amendment pleas and the illegal destruction of evidence.

    Oh, and Lies, lots of lies
    Yes, yes, we know. When people use their constitutional rights, complain. When the evidence isn't there, complain. Never figure out a way to actually prove anything. Just complain and complain some more while the campaign contributions double.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Of course they dropped the investigation! Obama might end up in prison if they didnt.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, yes, we know. When people use their constitutional rights, complain. When the evidence isn't there, complain. Never figure out a way to actually prove anything. Just complain and complain some more while the campaign contributions double.
    I have no problem with her using her Constitutional Right to not INCRIMINATE herself.

    What CAN BE PROVEN is that 24 consecutive 5th amendment pleas plus lies plus the destruction of evidence is a TERRIBLE strategy for dealing with a " Politically motivated witch hunt "

    Don't you agree ??

    The way you shut down a scam investigation is with full disclosure. All the Democrats and people like YOU have done is to Perpetuate and lend credibility to this so called " Politically motivated witch hunt "

    Are you so influenced by your ideology that you don't see the contradiction here ?? It's supposedly a baseless partisan attack that the Democrats refuse to refute with answers.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Must have been nothing to see there
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I have no problem with her using her Constitutional Right to not INCRIMINATE herself.
    It's good that you realize that taking the 5th is not as big a deal as you make it out to be.

    What CAN BE PROVEN is that 24 consecutive 5th amendment pleas plus lies plus the destruction of evidence is a TERRIBLE strategy for dealing with a " Politically motivated witch hunt "

    Don't you agree ??
    No. Pleading the 5th can be used to give a middle finger to scum like Issa who'd investigate their coffee if the taste wasn't the same everyday. Refusal to answer is not an admission of guilt. Get over it.
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    Re: Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Maybe Darrell Issa can start an investigation and get nowhere, then double his campaign contributions.
    Dianne Fienstein is the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    Mike Rogers is the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    Darrel Issa could call for an investigation, but it would probably come from the pertinent committee first.

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