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CIA Admits to Hacking Senate Computers
National Journal ^ | 7/31/2014 | Dustin Volz

Posted on 07/31/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT by mojito

The Central Intelligence Agency improperly and covertly hacked into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate the spy agency's Bush-era interrogation practices, according to an internal investigation.

CIA Director John Brennan has determined that employees "acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding" brokered between the CIA and its Senate overseers, according to agency spokesman Dean Boyd.

The stunning admission follows a scathing, 40-minute speech by Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein on the Senate floor back in March, in which she accused the CIA of secretly accessing her panel's computers....

At the time, Brennan denied Feinstein's accusations, telling NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell, "As far as the allegations of the CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth. … That's beyond the scope of reason."

But after being briefed on the inspector general's findings, Brennan "apologized" on Tuesday to both Feinstein and the panel's top Republican, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, for the actions of his officers, spokesman Boyd said.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: cia; johnbrennan; lawlessgovernment; senate
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To: Dallas59
The government is too busy trying to protect airplanes and illegal “immigrants”

Illegal? What's that? That word doesn't mean anything anymore. And besides, you can't say it because it's "waycist"!

21 posted on 07/31/2014 10:41:41 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito
And no one will be disciplined or fired.

No one will go to prison.

The CIA (among other federal agencies) answers to no one.

And still we preach to other countries about freedom & democratic ideals.

22 posted on 07/31/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: mojito

Why do we shoot off fireworks on 4th of July...?

Because we’re FREE....?

That’s an insult.

In view of REALITY....


23 posted on 07/31/2014 10:49:18 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: mojito

As I understand it, the CIA’s mandate was to develop intelligence overseas. Since when did the Senate of the United States become an overseas territory?

Yes, I know it acts like it but...


24 posted on 07/31/2014 10:52:25 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of the populace is worse than that.)
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To: mojito

Cut their budget. We have three rogue governments in CIA, homeland and IRS.

Justice is running all three any bets?


25 posted on 07/31/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: DoughtyOne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_committee


26 posted on 07/31/2014 11:01:00 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: mojito

Some of the CIA boys must know how to read a newspaper and are VERY afraid they will be sharing cell blocks with the IRS


27 posted on 07/31/2014 11:01:52 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: DoughtyOne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra


28 posted on 07/31/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: mojito

The CIA went Rogue.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 11:03:55 AM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: VRWCarea51

Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-The-Goat, in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 11:05:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Thanks Pieter. I wasn’t aware that’s how the CIA got it’s start. Even if it wasn’t exactly the start, it sure makes it clear that level of activity was taking place in the U. S.

Very disgusting. Heads should have rolled...


31 posted on 07/31/2014 11:05:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of the populace is worse than that.)
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To: OpusatFR
Cut their budget. We have three rogue governments in CIA, homeland and IRS.

Justice is running all three any bets?


To get a handle on who is calling the shots for those agencies, read the resumes of all IRS and CIA leadership since their inception. Start your CIA leadership research at the beginning of the OSS.

Look at what these leaders worked at prior to their government jobs; where they went to college; who are their mentors and parents.
32 posted on 07/31/2014 11:06:20 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: OpusatFR
Justice is running all three any bets?

If Holder isn't running, he's certainly protecting. These were undoubtedly illegal acts with criminal penalties, but I don't see any arrests of those involved, do you?

33 posted on 07/31/2014 11:06:52 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito
This is how Obama keeps his sheep in line.find out all about them and what they are doing so he can black mail them..Now we know..
34 posted on 07/31/2014 11:09:21 AM PDT by PLD
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To: OpusatFR
OpusatFR:" Cut their budget. We have three rogue governments in CIA, homeland and IRS.
Justice is running all three any bets?"

I think you forgot one ..., the NSA
They were supposed to monitor foreign sources but chose
to monitor and data-mine U.S. citizens with warrant,
or 'probable cause'
Just another violation of the U.S. Consitution in this administration .

35 posted on 07/31/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: DoughtyOne

OSS was was set up at the outset of WWII at the direction of British Intelligence to function as a subsidiary of British Intelligence.

After WWII, OSS was “shut down” but simply morphed into the CIA.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 11:11:53 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: mojito

This is what dictatorship looks like. How many laws did this admin violate?

CIA isn’t even supposed to do domestic spying for one thing.

And nobody at the CIA resigned over this.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 11:12:24 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: mojito

The executive branch is waging war on the other branches of government.

The executive branch is out of its statutory and constitutional harness.


38 posted on 07/31/2014 11:15:01 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: gaijin

Exactly. I say GOOD! If its good for us its good for them.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT by sheana
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To: gaijin

“Men died on Omaha Beach FOR THIS.....?”

That needs to be said and people reminded more often.


40 posted on 07/31/2014 11:23:51 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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