Thursday, July 31, 2014


(h/t Atrios)

This is one more instance of an American spy official lying to Congress:
CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief’s ouster
By Jonathan S. Landay and Ali Watkins

McClatchy Washington Bureau
July 31, 2014 Updated 46 minutes ago

WASHINGTON — An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency’s detention and interrogation program, prompting bipartisan outrage and at least two calls for spy chief John Brennan to resign.

The rare display of bipartisan fury followed a three-hour private briefing by Inspector General David Buckley. His investigation revealed that five CIA employees, two lawyers and three information technology specialists improperly accessed or “caused access” to a database that only committee staff were permitted to use.

The findings also contradicted Brennan’s denials of Feinstein’s allegations, prompting two panel members, Sens. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., to demand that the spy chief resign.

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