The CIA lied: agency admits it hacked Senate computers to snoop on torture investigations


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#2

So, we can expect some prosecutions for contempt of Congress and perjury? Anyone? Bueller?

/crickets


#3

At a minimum he should be fired to show that law breaking is not tolerated in the Obama administration.


#4

That would be a serious crime if they were poor, or (predominantly) brown, or even just operating outside the DC immunity-from-consequences zone.

As it is, it will be a brief fuss then vanish down the memory hole.

Historians 100 years from now, as they try to dissect exactly when the so-far successful experiment of US democracy failed, will likely pinpoint some time in the past 10 years, around when the CIA started spying on legislators, the NSA started spying on everybody, and a democratic government started TORTURING people.


#5

Don’t forget assassinating American citizens without a trial.


#6

Unmasking and public trials.


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http://www.elle.com/cm/elle/images/Jz/tumblr_ljv1aaccJM1qitfwho1_400.gif


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You call it hacking, we prefer to called it enhanced computer research.


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Remember everyone, Snowden is the REAL lawbreaker. The CIA is just trying to “keep us safe”.


#10

Would that it were true!


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Surely that’s one of the few things that are clearly outside the CIA’s mandate and everyone involved will spend a few decades at ADX Florence, right? :smiley:


#12

It’s a surprise that the CIA lied? It’s what they do.


#13

I don’t know if you intended that to be funny, but that gave me the largest chuckle I’ve had all day.


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And don’t you love the language used to obscure the reality:

Findings of the investigation by the CIA Inspector General’s Office “…include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI (Senate Select Committee on Intelligence) and the CIA in 2009,” CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement.


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From the legislative branch.


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Obviously no one can be tried, and, if found guilty, imprisoned because then the terrorists would have won.

If this is what is going on in the US where Congress has some oversight of the intelligence services, God only knows what MI5 and 6 have been doing here in the UK where they are allowed to run riot.


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Benghazi!


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