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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.

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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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