Why Was Brennan Spying On Congress As Early As 2014?

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    So if I were to spy through your bedroom window (shudder) and got caught I could just apologize and it's all good?
     
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    CIA Director John Brennan is also expected to speak publicly Tuesday, and he and his agency see the situation much differently. They believe the CIA acted appropriately in response to Senate staffers who improperly gained access to documents they were not supposed to have.

    The clash grew out of a long-running Intelligence Committee study of the CIA's interrogation and detention practices under the George W. Bush administration. As part of that inquiry, the CIA set up a special facility in Virginia where committee staff members could review millions of secret documents.

    At some point during their work, Senate staff members gained access to the draft of an internal review the CIA had done of the interrogations. Senators say that internal review, which remains classified, was far more critical of the CIA than the agency’s official responses to their questions had been.

    CIA officials say the Senate aides were never supposed to have access to the draft, which they claim is covered by executive privilege. They began to investigate how the committee staff members had gained access to it.

    In January, the CIA informed the committee it had conducted what the agency called an "audit" to determine how the staff members got the study.

    The CIA has referred the conduct of its own officers -- and also that of Senate aides -- to the Justice Department for possible criminal investigation, officials said.


    Feinstein publicly accuses CIA of spying on Senate computers
     
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    Too funny how you are anti Brennon when all he was trying to do was protect people like Gina Haspel who was using illegal interrogation techniques and even destroyed evidence.
     
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    So we got it. The CIA has no oversight by anyone, is allowed to lie about what they are doing even to those who claim oversight rights. But then if caught they only have to apologize. Sounds like a police state.
    While you say that the president is trying to create just that. But we give the CIA a pass.
     
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    Thank goodness the Dems opened up the illegal interrogations that the CIA used during the Bush admin, otherwise we would not of known about Gina Haspel. Brennan tried his best to stop the draft, and thank goodness Obama said the past is behind us (he could of indicted the members of the CIA that were involved ). Yet the GOP in the Intelligence Committee all voted against sharing it with the public , save 1. Although Brennan was never involved in the illegal interrogation techniques, he understood they were just following orders from Bush, Cheney and the top dogs in the CIA. Actually all he is guilty of is lying and trying to protect the CIA from a draft report, but I'm so very glad it all came out.
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    CIA Director John Brennan is also expected to speak publicly Tuesday, and he and his agency see the situation much differently. They believe the CIA acted appropriately in response to Senate staffers who improperly gained access to documents they were not supposed to have.

    The clash grew out of a long-running Intelligence Committee study of the CIA's interrogation and detention practices under the George W. Bush administration. As part of that inquiry, the CIA set up a special facility in Virginia where committee staff members could review millions of secret documents.

    At some point during their work, Senate staff members gained access to the draft of an internal review the CIA had done of the interrogations. Senators say that internal review, which remains classified, was far more critical of the CIA than the agency’s official responses to their questions had been.

    CIA officials say the Senate aides were never supposed to have access to the draft, which they claim is covered by executive privilege. They began to investigate how the committee staff members had gained access to it.

    In January, the CIA informed the committee it had conducted what the agency called an "audit" to determine how the staff members got the study.

    The CIA has referred the conduct of its own officers -- and also that of Senate aides -- to the Justice Department for possible criminal investigation, officials said.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/11/news/la-pn-feinstein-cia-20140311
     
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    I think OldLady is doing the math to see how much she can pay me to peep on her......dont forego your meds for Gods sake!!
     
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    Sounds like a semi-rational excuse to someone who hasn't a clue how things work in Washington. Problem with it the CIA has no law enforcement function.....so if they had a problem with the Senate improperly obtaining classified information, they should have notified the proper authorities, before they took things into their own hands by conducting an illegal "audit".....by breaking into Congress's database.

    The FBI and the DoJ should be the agency conducting investigations.....not the CIA. Brennan was just using an old dispute as an excuse to break into Congressional Computers and files to gather dirt.
     
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    Mods - Kindly move to Rubber Room or Conspiracy Theories ...
    This is a BS story from TWENTY-FUCKING-FOURTEEN
     
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    Did you not read what I have reported, the staffers broke into the CIA first. We would of never known about Gina Haspel if not for the Dems.
    Gina Haspel is lucky Pres. Obama said we must move forward,
     
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    Did you not understand that the people who are responsible for doing the police work are not the CIA? Do you think that the CIA should be allowed to do what they want?
     

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