Senator Feinstein Publicly Accuses the CIA of Spying on Congress

By MBDMarch 11, 2014 You know things have gotten bad when Congress is itself accusing the CIA of overstepping their bounds in domestic surveillance. The previously “behind-the-scenes” dispute between the CIA and Congress overflowed into public view today when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA of breaching constitutional principles, and federal law in their efforts to undermine an investigation into the agency’s controversial interrogation program. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) publicly called out the CIA for secretly removing documents, as well as searching committee-used computers and further attempting to intimidate Congressional investigators. The Director of the CIA John O. Brennan denied these allegations. One senator exclaimed that if the accusations are true, “this is Richard Nixon stuff.” Brennan said that “when the facts come out on this, I think a lot of people who are claiming that there has been this tremendous sort of spying and...

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