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Did secret CIA whistle-blower leak to the Senate?
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 12, 2014 | Peter Grier

Posted on 03/12/2014 8:40:51 PM PDT by Mariner

Does the Central Intelligence Agency have a secret whistle-blower who has been trying to help the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigate his or her own agency? That’s a possibility that panel chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of California mentioned Tuesday on the Senate floor in her angry speech alleging that the CIA has illegally spied on committee computers.

At issue is how Intelligence Committee staffers obtained portions of a sensitive internal CIA study named the “Panetta report,” after former agency chief Leon Panetta.

Senator Feinstein in essence said that the Panetta report fell from the sky into the committee’s lap. Staffers flipping through millions of pages of digitized CIA documents, about Bush-era harsh interrogations of terror suspects, simply found the report via a CIA-provided search tool, according to the committee head.

“We have no way to determine who made the internal Panetta review documents available to the committee.... Further, we don’t know whether the documents were provided intentionally by the CIA, unintentionally by the CIA, or intentionally by a whistle-blower,” Feinstein said.

Why is the Panetta report such a big deal? That requires a bit of explanation.

Since 2009, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been conducting a big survey of the harsh interrogation program. This began because members were concerned the interrogation techniques, which included simulated drowning, stress positions, and sleep deprivation, were more brutal than the CIA had led them to believe.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


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Interesting.
1 posted on 03/12/2014 8:40:51 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Mariner

The Buck stops at Obama’s Desk.

Impeach Hussein Obama in 2014, PERIOD.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 8:42:35 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

I don’t know that any of us knows enough about what’s actually going on...besides they’re all guilty. Of something.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 8:44:20 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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4 posted on 03/12/2014 8:45:15 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Mariner

It is o.k. to spy on the sheep but not the politicians, a/k/a traitors, right?


5 posted on 03/12/2014 8:47:15 PM PDT by sport
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To: Mariner

I wonder if Feinstein believes that this is just the TIP of the iceburg. What else do they know? HMMMMMM?


6 posted on 03/12/2014 8:48:22 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: sport

That is exactly what I’m thinking. It’s no big deal until it happens to the Senate Overlords.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 8:48:32 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Mariner

Hey DiFi. It all depends on who’s ox is getting gored. You celebrate fed agencies spying on us little people and now you’re indignant?


8 posted on 03/12/2014 8:50:58 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: sport
"It is o.k. to spy on the sheep but not the politicians, a/k/a traitors, right?"

No. They are both very serious Constitutional issues.

9 posted on 03/12/2014 8:52:52 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
"You celebrate fed agencies spying on us little people and now you’re indignant"

That's the beauty of this mess.

The politicians who would normally have a legitimate Constitutional complaint have absolutely zero credibility on the issue. They've already sold their integrity, many years ago.

10 posted on 03/12/2014 8:54:58 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Hussein’s problem is that now, EVERY patriot is a “traitor” to his Islamic Marxist regime.

Some patriots at CIA will inform the Senate of his lawbreaking out of loyalty to the Constitution, others to avoid prison as would-be Collaborators once this ‘Mosque of Cards’ collapses.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 8:55:55 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

We’ll know Feinswine has truly begun crapping her Depends when she publicly marches down to City Hall and renews her concealed carry permit.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs
"Some patriots at CIA will inform the Senate of his lawbreaking out of loyalty to the Constitution"

Right now the leaks APPEAR (nobody is saying much on the matter) to address only the Enhance Interrogation Techniques employed by the Bush administration.

There are a bunch of people at CIA that are afraid of that information, whether it's simple making-a-mountain-out-of-a-molehill or something more serious.

Either way, they don't want the information outed to Congress. The potential exists that Congress didn't get truthful testimony in the past.

13 posted on 03/12/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner; Diogenes; LucyT; Seaplaner; Jane Long; BuckeyeTexan; Texas Fossil; All

Most likely case:

* Obama ordered the CIA to spy on Feinstein.
* Holder provided FBI assistance to the CIA
* Feinstein Staff noticed loss of files on Computer and made a CYA Midnight Requisition of CIA Files
* CIA told Holder of “theft” of CIA files
* Holder and Feinstein had words
* Feinstein called Holder’s bluff and spoke for 38 minutes on the Senate Floor.

BTW, Feinsten had more backbone that all of the RINOS in the US House and Senate, IMHO, of course.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 9:01:18 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Enterprise

Interesting thread here

The CIA “Brennan” VS The Senate “Feinstein”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3132618/posts

Issa Rips CIA Over Feinstein Spying Allegations: ‘Treason’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3132626/posts

5 Minutes
Dianne Feinstein Rips CIA For Spying On Congress. May Have Violated Constitution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WZ1immhUC4


15 posted on 03/12/2014 9:03:16 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Mariner

As Issa said today this interference between Constitutional branches of of our government undermines the Constitution itself — tantamount to Treason. Whoever ordered it needs to be tried accordingly.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 9:06:52 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Mariner

See my comment here....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3132626/posts?page=51#51


17 posted on 03/12/2014 9:08:16 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Graewoulf
"Obama ordered the CIA to spy on Feinstein"

Probably unnecessary. Senate staff was accessing computers set up by CIA to search all CIA records related to the matter in question.

CIA has a responsibility to monitor those computers to ensure classified information is not handled inappropriately.

I would not be surprise if Obama was oblivious, as he is on most matters.

18 posted on 03/12/2014 9:09:38 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: LyinLibs
They might have lied and broke laws. We don't know.

I would have in their shoes, at that time in our history.

I would have gone totally Jack Bauer on them.

19 posted on 03/12/2014 9:11:47 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
And nobody would have to order me to do so. Certainly I would not ask for permission.

I'd take everything I learned at SERE and apply it in harshest possible way until I got what I needed.

20 posted on 03/12/2014 9:14:26 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Graewoulf

Your synopsis is well thought out and prioritized. Diane has nothing to lose, and since her latest attempt to restrict ownership of ‘assault’ weaponry went nowhere, she’s got an axe to grind. It seemed like a shoe-in. The lack of support for what was to be her signature piece of legislation baffled and humiliated her. At over eighty years old, she may as well go out in an altruistic blaze of glory, high on her horse of righteousness, Obots be damned!


21 posted on 03/12/2014 9:19:12 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
You celebrate fed agencies spying on us little people and now you’re indignant?

It's no fun to be hoist on one's own petard.

22 posted on 03/12/2014 9:20:10 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Mariner; Girlene; All

Your opinion of Obama then is at variance with mine.

In private, Obama is a micro-manager when it comes to “Fundamentally Changing the United States of America.”

In public, he is whatever lie he can personify that day.

Destroying America is his lifelong ambition, and thanks to our Do Nothing RINOs, Obama has been very successful for 5 years.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 9:22:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

“BTW, Feinsten had more backbone that all of the RINOS in the US House and Senate, IMHO, of course.”

Maybe so, bur just watched Ron Fornier on Kelly. He was basically saying that the Congress has failed for years to do its job of oversight on the Spy Agencies, and that they were complicit in leaking sensitive documents so the Agencies didn’t trust them. so now the Congress “finds out” that they’ve been spied on,( oh the horror of it all), so now they’re finally going to do their job, maybe. BTW, I wouldn’t trust that old Commie Fineswine as far as I could throw her, and I’d like to see what the NSA has on her and her hubby with respect to their “financial dealings” with the government. The old crow needs to go!


24 posted on 03/12/2014 9:33:29 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Mariner
Feinstein and Obama aren't the best of pals, even though they may agree on things, politically speaking. There is a history between these two.
25 posted on 03/12/2014 9:49:52 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: vette6387

” - - - - I’d like to see what the NSA has on her and her hubby with respect to their “financial dealings” with the government. - - - “

Holder may very soon “discover” that information.


26 posted on 03/12/2014 9:51:13 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

“Holder may very soon “discover” that information.”

Yeah, and while he’s at it, he needs to take a good look at Paul Pelosi as well. Paul Pelosi and Tricky Dicky Blum (Difi’s hubby) have become obscenely wealthy dealing with the government. Did their wives help? As Sarah Palin would say, you betcha! When we get through with prosecuting people in government for treason, we need to go after the white collar criminals.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 9:56:18 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387
"When we get through with prosecuting people in government for treason, we need to go after the white collar criminals."

I like the way you think.

Right after the Trials and Hangings for Treason, we'll start a new round of Trials and Hangings on the Capitol steps!

28 posted on 03/12/2014 10:17:42 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

She may be more worried about the CIA alleged whistleblower leaking than anything.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 10:49:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mariner

So, she’s pissed that the CIA spied on the committee she chairs. Does it bother her that they spy on the rest of congress? Does it bother her that the NSA spies on all of us?


30 posted on 03/13/2014 12:27:09 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

The hated EXEMPT Congress cares ONLY about itself.

Violations of LAW, including by the EXEMPT,
and their very special EXEMPT Staff, are not a problem
to the EXEMPT.

Violations of the US Constitution, against other
Americans is no big deal to the EXEMPT, either,
or to their very special EXEMPT Staff.

The EXEMPT, the self-proclaimed above-”law” lords
serving King Obama, and who permit and encourage his
every antiAmerican action and antiConstitution tyranny
and every antiAmerican security abdication,
sure do loudly get their panties in a twist,
when any similar violation is against ... one of them.

, ..... until it is one of the EXEMPT.


31 posted on 03/13/2014 10:39:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Mariner

I’m certainly no fan of Feinstein or Congress or our Elected Leaders in general. But the idea of intelligence operatives being able to blackmail and manipulate them is troubling.


32 posted on 03/13/2014 10:40:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mariner
No. They are both very serious Constitutional issues.

Our congress people don't protect us (the people) from being spied on... why should we care if they're treated as shabbily as we're treated?

33 posted on 03/13/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: Mariner

Are these the same folks who think the NSA should snoop on everyone including them???

I think someone wants to hang Americans who interrogate enemies of the old USA.


34 posted on 03/13/2014 10:46:32 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Graewoulf; maggief

Lets see the same agency was able to leak e-mails about an affair that caused the Director to resign in disgrace and still not fight. This woman is in for a sh- storm and she will not come out of this well.

My prediction is she will drop this and not run again and go be President of a University as Holder and Brennen laugh.

We are in a very bad and dangerous place.


35 posted on 03/13/2014 11:02:47 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Mariner
No.

That is what myself and others were saying or implying. And that brings up, where was she when it was us citizens that were being spied on by her Democrat goons. It was only when she learned that her ox also was gored that she became indignant.

36 posted on 03/13/2014 3:45:58 PM PDT by sport
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