Did the CIA spy on the Senate?

posted at 8:01 am on March 5, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

More than a decade after it happened, the Senate Intelligence Committee has investigated the use of enhanced interrogation techniques and the secret detention program run out of the Central Intelligence Agency. The report, which McClatchy’s sources estimate will run 6,300 pages, is not expected to be complimentary. When that work is complete, the Intelligence Committee may have a brand new topic for a probe, and the Justice Department does now. The Inspector General of the CIA has referred allegations that the CIA spied on the committee and its aides during the investigation to the Department of Justice for potential prosecution:

The CIA Inspector General’s Office has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations of malfeasance at the spy agency in connection with a yet-to-be released Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA’s secret detention and interrogation program, McClatchy has learned.

The criminal referral may be related to what several knowledgeable people said was CIA monitoring of computers used by Senate aides to prepare the study. The monitoring may have violated an agreement between the committee and the agency.

The development marks an unprecedented breakdown in relations between the CIA and its congressional overseers amid an extraordinary closed-door battle over the 6,300-page report on the agency’s use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists held in secret overseas prisons. The report is said to be a searing indictment of the program. The CIA has disputed some of the reports findings. …

The committee determined earlier this year that the CIA monitored computers – in possible violation of an agreement against doing so – that the agency had provided to intelligence committee staff in a secure room at CIA headquarters that the agency insisted they use to review millions of pages of top-secret reports, cables and other documents, according to people with knowledge.

This is among the worst possible accusations that could be levied against an intelligence service in a constitutional republic. For the CIA, it would be doubly worse, since the CIA’s charter forbids it to conduct any kind of domestic intelligence; that jurisdiction belongs to the FBI, and it’s significantly limited. The legislature oversees CIA, not the other way around, and if the CIA is snooping on their oversight work, that would undermine their authority.

The timing makes it even worse. American intelligence apparently never saw the invasion of Crimea coming; Eli Lake’s sources poo-poohed the possibility while the invasion was practically underway. If these allegations turn out to be true, the Senate (and House) Intelligence Committee may well wonder whether the CIA spent too much time trying to peek into its probe rather than do the job it’s chartered to do. Add that to the NSA scandal of the last nine months, and it adds up to a very bad time for American intelligence and civilian control.

Of course, these are still allegations, and from the somewhat-ambiguous description, it could be a misunderstanding related to tracking classified material. If there wasn’t any substance to the allegations at all or just a misunderstanding, though, the IG wouldn’t be referring the matter to Justice. The role of Justice isn’t to conduct fact-finding missions, but to open criminal investigations. Ironically, the SSCI report on CIA — which focuses on material misrepresentations made to the Bush administration on interrogation and detention policies, among other things — probably wouldn’t have resulted in Justice referrals after all these years.


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It’s Boooooooosh’s fault and more proof that Republicans hate women and are “addicted to Koch”…..yup, that about sums it up for the media.

powerpickle on March 5, 2014 at 8:03 AM

The question is, has the CIA STOPPED spying on the Senate? My guess is NO.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:04 AM

So much easier than tracking would be terrorists arriving in our country from Chechnya.

Lee Jan on March 5, 2014 at 8:04 AM

So much easier than tracking would be terrorists arriving in our country from Chechnya.

Lee Jan on March 5, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Government is just as inherently lazy as Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Hmmmm….

“A Navy Commander was found dead in his room at the Astoria Hotel in Orange Park, Florida on Feb. 12.

The death has been ruled as a homicide, according to the the Orange Park Police Department.

The City of Jacksonville Medical Examiner’s Office indicated the homicide ruling on Feb. 13 regarding the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, age 44, of Pensacola.

The manner of Doss’ death is not being released pending an ongoing investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Doss was reportedly in Jacksonville, on Temporary Additional Duty orders at the Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit.

According to Background Research attained from the website Conservative Refocus:

Doss’ background included the interview of terrorist detainees while also conducting boards to determine if a detainee should either be released, transferred to another facility, or retained under detention at Guantanamo Bay.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed admitted to Doss’ interrogation team as being one of the terrorist masterminds behind 9/11…”

http://www.examiner.com/article/navy-commander-who-interrogated-9-11-terrorist-mastermind-ksm-found-murdered?cid=rss

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Obama’s CIA? NSA? IRS? EPA? HHS?

I have met the enemy. The enemy is…

Franklin100 on March 5, 2014 at 8:15 AM

To the government the biggest enemy is its own citizens.

(As in look what is happening in country after country around the world, citizens upraising against their governments.)

albill on March 5, 2014 at 8:15 AM

The legislature oversees CIA, not the other way around, and if the CIA is snooping on their oversight work, that would undermine their authority.

IRS?

King Choomer The Magnificent I and his lapdog Holder have politicized every agency in the executive…But we knew that…

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:18 AM

The NSA spying on Americans. The CIA spying on the Senate. The IRS targeting conservatives……….

WHO IN THE HELL WAS LOOKING FOR THE TERRORISTS?

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Meh, who cares? More importantly does anybody know what Beiber and the Kardashians have been up to?/s

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:21 AM

MI6 spied on Prince Charles despite him being nothing more than a figurehead-in-waiting so yeah i can believe this.

The US federal bureaucracy is out of control. This is not merely a matter of which party controls the WH we need leaders who will sharply reduce the amount and scope of the federal bureaucracy.

rbj on March 5, 2014 at 8:24 AM

The NSA spying on Americans. The CIA spying on the Senate. The IRS targeting conservatives……….

WHO IN THE HELL WAS LOOKING FOR THE TERRORISTS?

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

King Choomer the Magnificent I sez he is…with his new Xbox drone game in the double secret room underneath the WH garden….or something…

The country is in the best of hands.

Now kwitcher b*tchin or We’ll take away your food stamps! – King Choomer et,al.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

The NSA spying on Americans. The CIA spying on the Senate. The IRS targeting conservatives……….

WHO IN THE HELL WAS LOOKING FOR THE TERRORISTS?

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

THEY were! Hello? Tea Party terrorists?

Man, you KKKons are dumb, read a book sometime.

Bishop on March 5, 2014 at 8:26 AM

The NSA spying on Americans. The CIA spying on the Senate. The IRS targeting conservatives……….

WHO IN THE HELL WAS LOOKING FOR THE TERRORISTS?

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

To be fair the IRS was/is looking into the Tea Party… they are hostage taking, racist terrorist. How else can they be explained? Obstructing little boots from bringing Utopia… bunch of redneck 1%ers. Things would be much better if little boots just Nationalized everything in the name of social justice!

Sarcasm over… for now.

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM

MI6 spied on Prince Charles despite him being nothing more than a figurehead-in-waiting so yeah i can believe this.

The US federal bureaucracy is out of control. This is not merely a matter of which party controls the WH we need leaders who will sharply reduce the amount and scope of the federal bureaucracy.

rbj on March 5, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Moonbat Statists love their Euro-style governance….don’t they?

Centralized

Unelected Anonymous Bureaucrats writing rules as they go along to achieve political objectives.

Executive Agencies causing chaos suing opposition states and wreaking economic chaos.

Lying and No accountability to an impotent congress.

Everybody lining their pockets betting against the US.

Agitprop Media

Feel free to add to the list…

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM

THEY were! Hello? Tea Party terrorists?

Man, you KKKons are dumb, read a book sometime.

Bishop on March 5, 2014 at 8:26 AM

You forgot to add the sexist homophobe…

Cause Patriarchal Heterosexism is really really important.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:32 AM

The NSA spying on Americans. The CIA spying on the Senate. The IRS targeting conservatives……….

WHO IN THE HELL WAS LOOKING FOR THE TERRORISTS?

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Nobody. It just worked out that the terrorists have been engaged in places like Libya and Syria to bother with us.

That is, of course, subject to change.

Bitter Clinger on March 5, 2014 at 8:34 AM

MI6 spied on Prince Charles despite him being nothing more than a figurehead-in-waiting so yeah i can believe this.

rbj on March 5, 2014 at 8:24 AM

To be fair to MI6…Charlie is a Loon!

When he’s crowned…he’d like to level every modern skyscraper in London…and have the country run on Renewable Poop power.

*snicker*

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:35 AM

The US federal bureaucracy is out of control. This is not merely a matter of which party controls the WH we need leaders who will sharply reduce the amount and scope of the federal bureaucracy.

rbj on March 5, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Article V Constitutional Amending convention of the States. It’s the only answer that avoids the inevitable bloodshed of a Revolution. You will never fix DC by electing people to send to DC.

There shouldn’t even BE a CIA, and if there were to be one it should be strictly limited to spying on non citizens. The law is very clear as to what the government must prove in order to spy on or search citizens…

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Maybe them tin foil hat shadow government people were on to something… or maybe my prescription weed was stronger this morning than usual? Does anybody else have the munchies?

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:36 AM

To be fair the IRS was/is looking into the Tea Party… they are hostage taking, racist terrorist. How else can they be explained? Obstructing little boots from bringing Utopia… bunch of redneck 1%ers. Things would be much better if little boots just Nationalized everything in the name of social justice!

Sarcasm over… for now.

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM

“Conspiracy to obstruct Obama’s Glorious Agenda”

Don’t laugh. That’s already a De-facto crime.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Article V Constitutional Amending convention of the States. It’s the only answer that avoids the inevitable bloodshed of a Revolution. You will never fix DC by electing people to send to DC.

There shouldn’t even BE a CIA, and if there were to be one it should be strictly limited to spying on non citizens. The law is very clear as to what the government must prove in order to spy on or search citizens…

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Uh, that is the CIA’s mandated role. They just abused it. We need a CIA, that is, one that sticks to its mission and does that effectively.

Bitter Clinger on March 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Maybe them tin foil hat shadow government people were on to something… or maybe my prescription weed was stronger this morning than usual? Does anybody else have the munchies?

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Nah….I’ve added some Meth to my coffee.

WWIII Ya’ll….folks need to stay alert.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM

“Conspiracy to obstruct Obama’s Glorious Agenda”

Don’t laugh. That’s already a De-facto crime.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Oh crap! I didn’t know! You won’t narc on me will ya?

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Uh, that is the CIA’s mandated role. They just abused it. We need a CIA, that is, one that sticks to its mission and does that effectively.

Bitter Clinger on March 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Yes, that was my point. The Constitution is very specific on what government must prove before it can violate a citizen. Spy agencies that do it as a daily routine are an affront to the law. Every bureaucrat who participates is a criminal.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Busted

cmsinaz on March 5, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Nah….I’ve added some Meth to my coffee.

WWIII Ya’ll….folks need to stay alert.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Meth? Pfft that’s ol skool!

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Oh crap! I didn’t know! You won’t narc on me will ya?

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:39 AM

You have to take the top bunk at the Glorious Dear Leader Re-Education Gulag.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:41 AM

OT…California is doin’ great Ya’ll…

“Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.

The practice – known as burl poaching – has become so prevalent along the Northern California coast that Redwood National and State Parks on Saturday started closing the popular Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway at night in a desperate attempt to deter thieves.

Law enforcement Ranger Laura Denny said Tuesday that poachers have been stalking the remote reaches of the park with their chain saws and ATVs for decades, but lately the size and frequency of thefts have been on the rise.

“When I interview suspects, that is the (reason) they say: their addiction to drugs and they can’t find jobs,” she said…”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_REDWOOD_POACHERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-03-05-06-59-06

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:41 AM

At least we know what Valerie Plame was really up to…/sarc

Bradky on March 5, 2014 at 8:41 AM

At least we know what Valerie Plame was really up to…/sarc

Bradky on March 5, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Sleeping with Richard Armitage?

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:42 AM

I’m sure Holder will get right on that.

Speaking of which, remember when he couldn’t assure Senator Kirk that that the NSA wasn’t spying on Congress?

boone on March 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Nah….I’ve added some Meth to my coffee.

WWIII Ya’ll….folks need to stay alert.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Meth? Pfft that’s ol skool!

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:41 AM

We both cling to 20th century coping mechanisms…

: )

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:44 AM

You have to take the top bunk at the Glorious Dear Leader Re-Education Gulag.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Better top than bottom I always say! LOL

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Oh crap! I didn’t know! You won’t narc on me will ya?

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:39 AM

You have to take the top bunk at the Glorious Dear Leader Re-Education Gulag.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Worst part is that there will be no AC because..Environment.

parking that camp next to the NM nuclear waste leak runs a close second.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Did? Or, does?

The NSA spying on Americans. The CIA spying on the Senate. The IRS targeting conservatives……….

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

And, the House and the Supremes are under their thumbs, too…

WHO IN THE HELL WAS LOOKING FOR THE TERRORISTS?

I don’t know if that word is an approved descriptor. Please report to retraining camp.

Fallon on March 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

I’m sure Holder will get right on that.

Speaking of which, remember when he couldn’t assure Senator Kirk that that the NSA wasn’t spying on Congress?

boone on March 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM

The NSA/CIA/BigGov is spying on everyone who Obama considers an enemy. I’m sure amongst the acts has been bugging Republican and TEA Party meetings, possibly even in hotels.

Isn’t that what Watergate was all about? And didn’t the cover up from that drive a President to resign?

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

parking that camp next to the NM nuclear waste leak runs a close second.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Sure they’d want to take the chance that radiaton might mutate us into some kind of conservative super heroes with superpowers?

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Yes, that was my point. The Constitution is very specific on what government must prove before it can violate a citizen. Spy agencies that do it as a daily routine are an affront to the law. Every bureaucrat who participates is a criminal.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Abolish sovereign immunity. Make federal bureaucrats personally liable, civilly and criminally for abuses of office.

rbj on March 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

I’m sure Holder will get right on that.

Speaking of which, remember when he couldn’t assure Senator Kirk that that the NSA wasn’t spying on Congress?

boone on March 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM

The NSA/CIA/BigGov is spying on everyone who Obama considers an enemy. I’m sure amongst the acts has been bugging Republican and TEA Party meetings, possibly even in hotels.

Isn’t that what Watergate was all about? And didn’t the cover up from that drive a President to resign?

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Nixon was a White Male.

And that’s the end of that story.

Now….kindly fall neatly into pit Craka…

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Worst part is that there will be no AC because..Environment.

parking that camp next to the NM nuclear waste leak runs a close second.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Last thing I need here today is AC… you must be living in a warmer climate.

Take away my heat… well, then we’ll have serious problems. Maybe the nuke waste will keep me warm?

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Abolish sovereign immunity. Make federal bureaucrats personally liable, civilly and criminally for abuses of office.

rbj on March 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

I agree. At the very least immunity needs to be reduced to NOT protecting them from violations of our Constitutional and natural law rights that are WILLFUL.

Blanket sovereign immunity is what leads to mass government corruption.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Abolish sovereign immunity. Make federal bureaucrats personally liable, civilly and criminally for abuses of office.

rbj on March 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

I second that motion.

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:53 AM

The NSA spying on Americans. The CIA spying on the Senate. The IRS targeting conservatives……….

WHO IN THE HELL WAS LOOKING FOR THE TERRORISTS?

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

The administration thinks conservatives and other government critics are the “real terrorists.”

The legislature oversees CIA, not the other way around, and if the CIA is snooping on their oversight work, that would undermine their authority.

The legislature has little authority left to undermine, given how they’ve eagerly given it away to King Obama.

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WryTrvllr on March 5, 2014 at 8:54 AM

He spied on the House…He spied on the Senate…He spied on every American but especially those he needed ‘dirt’ on.

That is about the only way I can think of that the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court changed the Obama administration’s argument and RE-WROTE Obama’s Affordable Care Act to keep it alive. Kennedy, who is normally the ‘swing vote’ even wrote in his opinion afterwards that Roberts over-stepped his bounds in doing so. Obama HAD / HAS to have something on Roberts…

…and Boehner, Ryan, etc…

easyt65 on March 5, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Worst part is that there will be no AC because..Environment.

parking that camp next to the NM nuclear waste leak runs a close second.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Last thing I need here today is AC… you must be living in a warmer climate.

Take away my heat… well, then we’ll have serious problems. Maybe the nuke waste will keep me warm?

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Currently it is 34 F on the Black Prairie.

Gets hot during the day in the southwest during the brown season…but there’s plenty of peyote so maybe we’ll get to harvest that.

Remember folks keeping the electorate stoned and entertained is the 21st century version of Bread and Circuses.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Nixon was a White Male.

And that’s the end of that story.

Now….kindly fall neatly into pit Craka…

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I believe the quote was “Creepy Azz Kracka”, there is apparently some kind of difference that makes it not racially biased. ???

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

That is about the only way I can think of that the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court changed the Obama administration’s argument and RE-WROTE Obama’s Affordable Care Act to keep it alive. Kennedy, who is normally the ‘swing vote’ even wrote in his opinion afterwards that Roberts over-stepped his bounds in doing so. Obama HAD / HAS to have something on Roberts…

…and Boehner, Ryan, etc…

easyt65 on March 5, 2014 at 8:55 AM

I don’t think Obama is intelligent enough to wear socks of the same color on his own.

Look to the man who holds his puppet strings. George Soros.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

I believe the quote was “Creepy Azz Kracka”, there is apparently some kind of difference that makes it not racially biased. ???

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

That’s retarded, Sir.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Nixon was a White Male.

And that’s the end of that story.

Now….kindly fall neatly into pit Craka…

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I believe the quote was “Creepy Azz Kracka”, there is apparently some kind of difference that makes it not racially biased. ???

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Rachel Jeantel 2016

Because…New Skool

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Look to the man who holds his puppet strings. George Soros.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Time to deport Senor Soros to Papua New Guinae?

I think there are still some cannibals there.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Rachel Jeantel 2016

Because…New Skool

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM

She’s 19 years old. Which is VERY OLD to be a High School Junior… But a lot younger than you have to be to be qualified to run for President?

Ah, what the hell. She might even be an intellectual improvement over Obama.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Time to deport Senor Soros to Papua New Guinae?

I think there are still some cannibals there.

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Soros has no business being in this country. He’s both a nazi war criminal AND a CONVICTED FELON. He wasn’t born here, so he’s not entitled to citizenship or residency.

Deport him to Canada with Bieber.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Frank Church, call yer office.

On August 17, 1975 Senator Frank Church stated on NBC’s Meet the Press without mentioning the name of the NSA about this agency:

“In the need to develop a capacity to know what potential enemies are doing, the United States government has perfected a technological capability that enables us to monitor the messages that go through the air. Now, that is necessary and important to the United States as we look abroad at enemies or potential enemies. We must know, at the same time, that capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left such is the capability to monitor everything—telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide.

“If this government ever became a tyrant, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know. Such is the capability of this technology.

“I don’t want to see this country ever go across the bridge. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.”

Akzed on March 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Next up for the moon bats…

Why LSD Should Be Legalized

http://www.psychedelic-library.org/mishan.htm

Why stop at Pot?

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Next up for the moon bats…

Why LSD Should Be Legalized

http://www.psychedelic-library.org/mishan.htm

Why stop at Pot?

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

In 20 years crack and crack pipe outlets will replace tobacco shops. It’s the direction this once proud civilization is degenerating into.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 9:08 AM

With the current level of intelligence in the U.S. Sanate, they surly didn’t learn a thing.

They have allowed the various agencies of the Obama administration to provide services for the private use and consumption of the liberals and Democratic Party. If this had happened under a Republican administration the “Lap Dogs” in the media would be howling about how illegal and unfair this is, but since it is a incompetent liberal in the White House they just bow their heads get on their knees and kiss his (?) hand in obeyance.

John21 on March 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Rachel Jeantel 2016

Because…New Skool

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM

She’s 19 years old. Which is VERY OLD to be a High School Junior… But a lot younger than you have to be to be qualified to run for President?

Ah, what the hell. She might even be an intellectual improvement over Obama.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

The Constitution is retarded Sir – Rachel Jeantel 2016 campaign slogan

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Soros has no business being in this country. He’s both a nazi war criminal AND a CONVICTED FELON. He wasn’t born here, so he’s not entitled to citizenship or residency.

Deport him to Canada with Bieber.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Bikini Atoll?

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

She’s 19 years old. Which is VERY OLD to be a High School Junior… But a lot younger than you have to be to be qualified to run for President?

Ah, what the hell. She might even be an intellectual improvement over Obama.

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

19 is not that old to be in high school… she could stay on her parents insurance until up to 26 years old!

Well, if she had parents and they had insurance.

Hey! Just thought about that… doesn’t the whole stay on your parents insurance thing reek of racism/classism? Dude… workingclass artist… pass some of that Meth laced coffee!!! :-)

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Franklin100 on March 5, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Yup. My two greatest concerns about an Obama administration distraction: The Supreme Court dominated by Leftist appointees, and our intelligence services infiltrated, and now controlled, by same.

Cleombrotus on March 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM

distraction

Don’t know how that got in there.

Cleombrotus on March 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Bikini Atoll?

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Sure, but only after we test another nuke there to raise the radiation level back to lethality ;)

ConstantineXI on March 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Ask this ‘Justice’ Dept to perform an honest, legitimate investigation? Hahahahahahahahahahaha…

vnvet on March 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Hey! Just thought about that… doesn’t the whole stay on your parents insurance thing reek of racism/classism? Dude… workingclass artist… pass some of that Meth laced coffee!!! :-)

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Dude…That’s retarded Sir….Hopheads don’t share in Obamaworld.

Pluck your own Peyote…and don’t forget to wear gloves.

New studio move progresses…I’ll check back on Ya’ll later.

: )

workingclass artist on March 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM

…isn’t this all…just WONDERFUL?

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Who cares? Let’s have a Motown party at the white house! And let’s jet around the country collecting huge amounts of liberal money so that we can continue the socialist lawlessness now on full display in Washington! And let’s take some more vacations. How about taking the family and friends to China? Gotta do it – only 3 more years of lavish taxpayer-funded vacations and there are so many places left unseen.

maryo on March 5, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Don’t know how that got in there.

Cleombrotus on March 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Freudian slip? :-)

The administration is the distraction?

Your guess is probably better than mine… Damn workingclass artist won’t share. Imma gonna report him to Moochelle! She’ll fix ‘em!

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 9:47 AM

NiteOwl on March 5, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Nope. “Distraction” is too mild a word for what these traitors are. “Infection” works though.

Cleombrotus on March 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Spying on its own citizens check. Spying on Putin nope. This country isn’t what it once was.

neyney on March 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

with all the spy’n on the 1 800 PORN numbers I’m surprised Barry’s CIA has time to listen to anyone else.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on March 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

In the end it is worth it. All this spying on Americans makes America safe for Islam and good Muslims to relax and thrive in America. Soon, even those with itty bitty ties to terrorism.

BL@KBIRD on March 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Hah, belly-laugh of the day!

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM

At the risk of this sounding like conspiracy, I often wonder how many elected and appointed officials have been threatened with information attained on them and/or their loved ones. If you have something to hide, it wouldn’t even take a direct threat. Justice Roberts comes to mind on his Obamacare decision.

lea on March 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Government spying on government, what could go wrong?
BTW….John Roberts….paging Chief Justice Roberts….the CIA would like to have a chat about the Unaffordable Care Act.
The government, any branch or representative of it, is corrupt and not your friend.
III/0317

Sgt Stryker on March 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

If it weren’t for the reality of today’s truth, I would be rolling on the floor, laughing. This is like re-examining an “safe” or “out” call in the 1950 World Series while a new series is being played out.

The CIA realized that they were fighting the government as well as the foreign enemies of the United States when they were mandated to pull their physical assets out of enemy organizations and forced to rely on sigint only. So…they expanded that enourmously and today we have the extrordinary abilities of the NSA to keep track of communications of all sorts. Of course, still not as useful as having real people in these truly dangerous organization around the world, but after all…you gotta make do with what is available.

To think that they would not also keep careful track of and a virtual eye on the elected members of our government is both stupid and naive.
And if, by some chance, they are not doing so, then they are stupid. In the world of intelligence, there are no friends,…only threats and dangers that are posed by everyone, including (and perhaps, especially) your “masters.”

TKPedersen42 on March 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Let me guess… this would be Bush-era spying that would be completely unfriendly to the Bush admin, correct? That is so odd. I wonder how liberalism that makes democrats feel?

HopeHeFails on March 5, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Why should they be exempt from it if we aren’t!? Whether it’s the CIA or it’s the NSA, spying is spying.

KMC1 on March 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Mark Udall better watch his back…

d1carter on March 5, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Well, somebody had to as the media left the field long ago.

Another Drew on March 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

CIA Fire Back:

Central Intelligence Agency
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CIA Director John Brennan responds to Senate criticism, allegations agency monitored Intelligence Committee: ‘I am deeply dismayed that some members of the Senate have decided to make spurious allegations about CIA actions that are wholly unsupported by the facts’ – @ABQJournal
read more on abqjournal.com
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http://www.abqjournal.com/363090/politics/heinrich-chastises-cia.html

canopfor on March 5, 2014 at 8:04 PM