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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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When the Constitution no longer applies anyone can do anything, everything can happen, and all is permitted.

Welcome to Washington DC in the age of 0bama.

America was a good idea while it lasted.

1 posted on 07/31/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Well why didn’t they include IRS in their hacking.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 10:30:39 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: mojito

Muslim JOHN BRENNAN will save us.

Uh-huh.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 10:31:59 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: mojito
When the Constitution no longer applies anyone can do anything, everything can happen, and all is permitted.

That's a two way street, unintended consequences and such...
4 posted on 07/31/2014 10:32:11 AM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: mojito

Brennan is a loose cannon. Although a former CIA agent, he should not be in charge of the CIA.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 10:32:38 AM PDT by kabar
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To: dalebert
It doesn't look like the CIA has any use for grass-roots tea party Constitutional conservatives either.
6 posted on 07/31/2014 10:32:41 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito
Here a smidgen, there a smidgen, everywhere a smidgen.

It all equals massive smattering. SSSSHHHHH..........Can't say anything.

7 posted on 07/31/2014 10:32:50 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: mojito

Surprised...Not.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 10:33:41 AM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: gaijin

In the old days, something like this would force a resignation.

But not in Barry’s world - the more criminal the merrier.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 10:33:55 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

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


10 posted on 07/31/2014 10:34:58 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: dalebert
Diane was only upset because of those photos of her and her "special" friend.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 10:35:51 AM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The original 1998 version)
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To: mrmeyer
That's a two way street, unintended consequences and such...

Sure is. We're in the "all bets are off" phase.

12 posted on 07/31/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

the next move will be to nominate rodney king for head of CIA. This is bizzaro world ... anything is possible immediately.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 10:37:16 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mojito

Feinswine only got mad when it happened to HER.

But to US.....? She was fine with it.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 10:37:25 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: mojito

One thing you can be sure of, no one will be indicted, prosecuted, imprisoned or fined, in fact no one will be fired, perhaps some low level employee maybe be passed over for raise if anything at all...MAYBE!

MAYBE...those responsible have already been promoted and celebrated for their actions, that would be the best bet.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 10:37:45 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: mojito

The government is too busy trying to protect airplanes and illegal “immigrants” to worry about anything else.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 10:37:47 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: mojito
From the article:

The powerful California Democrat ... charged the agency with possibly violating the Constitution.

I never thought I'd agree with Feinstein on anything, but on this I do. Now if only she would only water, feed, fertilize, nurture, and sustain this new-found love of the Constitution!

17 posted on 07/31/2014 10:39:04 AM PDT by scouter
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think rodney king might be dead ... drown in a swimming pool accident (iirc) ... perfect nominee ... democrats can play the ‘can’t we get along card’ endlessly.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 10:39:13 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mojito
Fun.

CIA director: We didn't hack Senate computers[March 2014]

19 posted on 07/31/2014 10:39:57 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: mojito

Lying works,, look at Clinton.

Look how far Obama made it..

all on lies.

DiChiFi should know that.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 10:40:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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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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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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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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So the Democrat opposition installed in the CIA spied on the Bush administration
for political purposes.

Ok, for all those MSM' who didn't like the idea of Bush cleaning house can now STFU!
And any future Administration had better KILL every damn Democrat job on the first day
or you will pay the price.

Now, this begs the question, Who in the Hell is going down for TREASON??!!

The CIA has no jurisdiction to spy on the President or Senate or Congress, or ANY American!
Someone authorized it,, Who is what we need to know, and which CIA operatives broke their sworn oath.

42 posted on 07/31/2014 11:31:16 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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CIA finds 1 in 5 flagged job applicants hail from Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda

Al-Qaeda, Hamas operatives applied for CIA jobs, say new Snowden files

43 posted on 07/31/2014 11:32:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: LyinLibs
You lost me at line one. Either bring some proof or get lost.
You are on the wrong board, you need to be on the TRUTHER boards!
I bet you're also a damn Paulbot.
44 posted on 07/31/2014 11:34:46 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: LyinLibs

While your hypothesis is “off” on the details, at least you’ve got a handle on the level of audacity.

First thing, don’t focus on Presidents first in your research, focus on all the senior advisors, and who their mentors, backers, family, etc., are.

Presidents always pick from the menu of options presented to them by their advisors.

And the advisors last as Presidents come and go.


45 posted on 07/31/2014 11:53:25 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: MaxMax

Here’s the Senate Committe testimony, a pdf file (about 1M), about project MKUltra.

The CIA has never been bothered by disregarding basic morality let alone “pesky” things like the law or Constitution.

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13inmate_ProjectMKULTRA.pdf


46 posted on 07/31/2014 11:56:38 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: MaxMax

I couldn’t tell if Lyinlibs was being sarcastic or serious.


47 posted on 07/31/2014 11:56:45 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle
I listen to Coast to Coast for entertainment, some take it seriously and make it their life.
I see no sarcasm in the post.
48 posted on 07/31/2014 12:04:00 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: PieterCasparzen
I've met a few x-Cia while living in VA, and they do not like what the organization
has become. It has become an out of control political arm. It's no secret.
Just like the DHS, FBI, and most other alphabet entities from our Government.

In Dallas/Irving the DHS, FBI, and CIA are all in the same building. That should not be.

49 posted on 07/31/2014 12:10:34 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Years ago I read that the CIA incorporated “for profit” in Puerto Rico. Apparently it is the only US agency with a “for profit” classification.


50 posted on 07/31/2014 12:15:07 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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