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    Default CIA Spying on Senate......Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA Hacked Congress and Possibly 'Violated' Constitution

    What surprises me is the fact she genuinely sounds surprised this goes on !! Or
    this was the straw that broke the camels back and in the light of the Snowden
    revelations. she feels brave enough to stand up to the intelligence agencies.
    Though she would not admit it.

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    Published on 11 Mar 2014

    The Senate Intelligence Committee leader accused the CIA of interfering with its
    investigation into the agency's old interrogation programs.






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    Senate intelligence head says CIA 'searched computers'

    Senator Dianne Feinstein says CIA Director John Brennan informed her of an
    unauthorised search of Senate computers

    vid on link....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26533323

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    The head of the US Senate intelligence committee has publicly accused the CIA of
    improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff.Senator Dianne
    Feinstein said on the Senate floor that such activities "may have undermined the
    constitutional framework" of government oversight.The Senate panel was
    investigating allegations of abuse during a CIA detention and interrogation
    programme.

    A CIA internal watchdog has been tasked with looking into the alleged hacking.

    BBC Washington correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan says the spat is remarkable
    because it is so public. It is highly unusual for a senior US senator - and one on the
    intelligence committee - to level these kind of accusations on the chamber floor.
    Ms Feinstein is effectively questioning the impartiality and independence of the CIA,
    our correspondent says.

    "I am not taking it lightly," Ms Feinstein said of the matter on Tuesday, adding that
    the CIA may have violated federal laws in its alleged conduct.

    Apology requested

    But CIA director John Brennan rejected the Senate allegations.

    "Nothing could be further from the truth," Mr Brennan said at an event in
    Washington on Tuesday. "The matter is being dealt with in an appropriate way,
    being looked at by the right authorities, and the facts will come out."

    Republican senator

    The agency is also accused of secretly removing more than 900 documents from
    computers used by the Senate intelligence committee during an investigation into
    alleged CIA abuse.Those computers were provided by the CIA to congressional
    members of staff at a secure site in northern Virginia so that Senate investigators
    could review millions of pages of top secret documents.

    The alleged CIA abuse stemmed from a detention and interrogation programme
    under former President George W Bush.

    Ms Feinstein has previously said that the committee's 6,000-page "comprehensive
    review" - completed in 2013 and encompassing six million pages of records - found
    that the CIA programme had yielded little or no significant intelligence.

    On Tuesday, the Senate intelligence committee chairwoman said such improper
    access to congressional networks, if true, amounted to attempted intimidation of
    investigators.She also said she had requested an apology from the agency and an
    acknowledgment that the search was inappropriate, but had "received neither"
    despite sending letters to the agency requesting information on 17 and 23 January.

    Ms Feinstein noted that CIA inspector general David Buckley had been tasked with
    looking into the alleged actions.White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to
    comment publicly on Tuesday, but said the matter had been referred to the
    Department of Justice for investigation.

    "Heads should roll, people should go to jail if it's true," Republican Senator Lindsay
    Graham, speaking on Tuesday of the allegations against the CIA, told the
    Associated Press news agency.

    "The legislative branch should declare war on the CIA."

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    Default Re: CIA Spying on Senate......Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA Hacked Congress and Possibly 'Violated' Constitution

    Good girl!

    Finally someone with some oomph is talking about it!

    You know they were forcibly medicating the Gitmo detainees with Mefloquine, because it made the waterboarding more torturous?

    I think that's one of the diplomatic wires that Deidre Tynan tried to FOIA. But the DoD wouldn't talk.

    Because it was CIA ****.

    It's very bad to put teenagers in a foreign prison, no matter what color or religion, and torture the heck out of them without a probable cause...
    There are kids in Gitmo who have spent what should have been the best years of their lives in that black gulag.

    WHY DIDN'T OWHAMMY SHUT DOWN GITMO???

    Why don't the troops give a ****?
    What if China started throwing Americans in a place like Gitmo - see, we'd hate it and think it was wrong,
    but wouldn't be able to stop them.

    What's the difference?

    Arabs are people too, and it's not just Arabs stuck at Gitmo, now is it?

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    Default Re: CIA Spying on Senate......Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA Hacked Congress and Possibly 'Violated' Constitution

    The head of the US Senate intelligence committee has publicly accused the CIA of
    improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff.Senator Dianne
    Feinstein said on the Senate floor that such activities "may have undermined the
    constitutional framework"
    of government oversight.The Senate panel was
    investigating allegations of abuse during a CIA detention and interrogation
    programme.


    Funny they don't care about the little peoples constitutional rights, but when its congress, suddenly, the constitution exists again. Hypocracy at its finest.

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    Default Re: CIA Spying on Senate......Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA Hacked Congress and Possibly 'Violated' Constitution

    Quote Posted by Sidney (here)
    The head of the US Senate intelligence committee has publicly accused the CIA of
    improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff.Senator Dianne
    Feinstein said on the Senate floor that such activities "may have undermined the
    constitutional framework"
    of government oversight.The Senate panel was
    investigating allegations of abuse during a CIA detention and interrogation
    programme.


    Funny they don't care about the little peoples constitutional rights, but when its congress, suddenly, the constitution exists again. Hypocracy at its finest.
    You're right.

    When are the other politicians gonna stand up to the Bushes and Johnsons of the world?
    Are they afraid of ending up like Kennedy?
    Don't they realize it will happen either way??

    p.s. Bush Sr and Johnson helped form the CIA

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    Default Re: CIA Spying on Senate......Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA Hacked Congress and Possibly 'Violated' Constitution

    it's okay if you violate the rights of the public daily with internet spying and such , but , when you do it to a congressman , now we have to act ... where was she on the day they started spying on me and you ??? what makes her think the CIA will answer to her ??? hell they killed a president , she is easy prey for them ...
    Raiding the Matrix One Mind at a Time ...

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    Default Re: CIA Spying on Senate......Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA Hacked Congress and Possibly 'Violated' Constitution

    Quote Posted by ghostrider (here)
    it's okay if you violate the rights of the public daily with internet spying and such , but , when you do it to a congressman , now we have to act ... where was she on the day they started spying on me and you ??? what makes her think the CIA will answer to her ??? hell they killed a president , she is easy prey for them ...
    Well, we know how most politicians get into power. With family's help, to increase the power of the family.

    IF it was otherwise, I would expect her or anyone else elected to the position to defend the people.

    People choose to commit suicide every day in the USA.
    Why is it so strange to ask a similarly high price of our most esteemed public servants?

    In the military, we are expected to suffer and sometimes to die for America.
    If we were dying for a country where it's un PC to tell the truth, that's really strange.
    Something horrible has happened in terms of the lack of people in power willing to tell truth.

    Doesn't the Bible say, even the stones will cry out, if human beings stay silent?

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    Default Re: CIA Spying on Senate......Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA Hacked Congress and Possibly 'Violated' Constitution

    Suddenly Dianne Feinstein isn’t so happy about surveillance – When It Comes To Her Privacy

    Wednesday 12th March 2014 at 07:50 By David Icke





    ‘The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the CIA searched
    the panel’s computers and that the search may have violated the Constitution.

    “The CIA just went and searched the committee’s computers,” California Democrat
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, calling the the
    matter a “defining moment” for the oversight of the Intelligence Committee.’

    Read more: Suddenly Dianne Feinstein isn't so happy about surveillance – When It
    Comes To Her Privacy



    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101481674

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    Glenn Greenwald: 'Dianne Feinstein is Outright Lying' about NSA Surveillance Abuses





    Published on 24 Jun 2013


    Watch the full interview with Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Democracy
    Now! at http://owl.li/mkCnI. Greenwald, who broke the NSA surveillance stories,
    talks about the mystery around Edward Snowden and the Obama administration's
    decision to charge Snowden with espionage.

    Greenwald says: "Dianne Feinstein is outright lying when she says that she doesn't
    know of any instances of abuse at the National Security Agency. Leaving aside the
    fact that there have been several different reports by ABC News, by The New York
    Times, of the NSA abusing its eavesdropping powers over the last four years, there
    is a 2011 opinion, 80 pages long, from the FISA court, the secret court that
    oversees the NSA. And what it ruled, although the court—the opinion is top-secret
    and hasn't been publicly released. What it ruled is that the way in which the NSA is
    spying on American citizens is in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the United
    States Constitution, as well as in excess of the limitations imposed by the statute,
    the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. In other words, what the NSA is doing is both
    unconstitutional and illegal. And so, although the public doesn't have access to that
    opinion—shockingly, that in a democracy you could have a court rule the
    government has violated the law and the Constitution and keep it all a
    secret—Dianne Feinstein has access to that opinion. And so, when she says into the
    camera that there's no evidence that she is aware of that the NSA has abused its
    spying powers, she's simply lying, because she knows that the claim she's making is false."

    Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+
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    Default Re: CIA Spying on Senate......Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA Hacked Congress and Possibly 'Violated' Constitution

    Feinstein has been such a disappointment when it comes to spying that's going on against the public in general and I think this is just grandstanding on her part to make her seem more in touch with the rest of us. She's been on the side of every single abuse that I can remember and this foot stamping is just a way of making her seem like she might actually be one of us rather than firmly one of them.

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