Skip to comments.Despite vows of help, White House withholds thousands of documents from Senate CIA probe
Posted on 03/12/2014 10:51:21 PM PDT by Mariner
WASHINGTON -- The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the now-defunct CIA detention and interrogation program, even though President Barack Obama hasnt exercised a claim of executive privilege.
In contrast to public assertions that it supports the committees work, the White House has ignored or rejected offers in multiple meetings and in letters to find ways for the committee to review the records, a McClatchy investigation has found.
The significance of the materials couldnt be learned. But the administrations refusal to turn them over or to agree to any compromise raises questions about what they would reveal about the CIAs use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists in secret overseas prisons.
The dispute indicates that the White House is more involved than it has acknowledged in the unprecedented power struggle between the committee and the CIA, which has triggered charges that the agency searched the panels computers without authorization and has led to requests to the Justice Department for criminal investigations of CIA personnel and Senate aides.
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Obama continued the Enhanced Interrogation practices of the Bush administration.
THAT'S what they're scared of.
It could be years....
Unaccountable politicians including Obama will ALWAYS be corrupt.
What may also be significant is this looks like maybe a piece of real journalism ( investigative reporting ) And that it was published even though it reveals something negative about the current Immaculate regime. And that it’s running In A very leftish newspaper chain. Could this be a crack in the mAss media ‘s Propaganda 24/7 campaign for the O?
Bammy said “Hep”, not “Help”.
Their local reporting around the country (many smaller papers) is full-on commie propaganda.
Yes. McClatchy publishes a worthwhile newspaper locally we see around here too.... but it definitely has a very leftist slant.
It DOES include some actual news — even occasional articles about how some of its own leftist commie pinko favorite politicians take bribes, etc. SO... unlike some other super-left papers...McClatchy is worth a read.
(one can only imagine.. that they could be a super quality news outfit ...if they’d only lay down the propaganda filtering and slanting ....and concentrate on what they actually DO know how to do, which is journalism.)
There are other leftist papers that our cats won’t even pee on...
Or the report mentions that Eric Holder was the one who okayed terrorists to be tortured in other countries. No he didn’t waterboard them he sent them for others to do bad things to them.
Yes, that is DailyKos posting this but the congressional hearing asking Holder how many he okayed is online also. Holder said he could not remember and would get back to them.