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Wed Aug 6, 2014, 03:25 PM

 

More than 200 CIA employees who were involved in the torture program are still employed at the CIA

Patrick Toomey ‏@PatrickCToomey 2h
12 Years of #CIA Lawlessness: More than a decade after the Torture Memos, America still awaits accountability. https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-human-rights/happy-anniversary-cia-12-years-lawlessness @ACLU


____ Incredibly, more than 200 CIA employees who were involved in the torture program are today still employed at the CIA. The acting general counsel of the CIA until this past March was the very same person who had been one of the CIA's top torture lawyers a decade ago. And in something more reminiscent of organized crime than good government, current CIA leadership met this spring with Bush-era CIA leadership to brainstorm how to undermine a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's use of torture.

The lawlessness seems to be coming to a head this year. The CIA's internal watchdog, its inspector general, just gave a report to the Senate Intelligence Committee that found that the CIA spied on the computers used by the Senate committee to investigate the CIA torture program. CIA officials created a false online identity, tracked the Senate staff's queries, and manipulated the Senate staff's files. The CIA then falsely accused the Senate staff of wrongdoing by filing a criminal referral with the Justice Department that was based on false information.

When the CIA spying was initially discovered last winter, CIA Director John Brennan publicly blasted anyone criticizing the CIA. But the CIA inspector general is now essentially saying that CIA officials spied on Congress and then lied about it.

How can the Constitution's system of checks and balances work if the CIA spies on the computers used by the very staffers carrying out the Senate's constitutional duty of overseeing the executive branch? An uncontrolled and seemingly uncontrollable CIA threatens the very foundations of our Constitution.

Twelve years of CIA lawlessness should be enough . . .


read more: https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-human-rights/happy-anniversary-cia-12-years-lawlessness

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bigtree Aug 2014 OP
bigtree Aug 2014 #1
neverforget Aug 2014 #2
Octafish Aug 2014 #4
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grasswire Aug 2014 #5
bigtree Aug 2014 #6

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 07:29 PM

1. kick

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 07:33 PM

2. From top to bottom, those that gave the orders to those who carried them out need

to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Otherwise this will happen again. Guaranteed.

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Response to neverforget (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 08:36 PM

4. Starting with these two.



After the torture, they should be tried for lying America into war.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 08:33 PM

3. Here in Detroit, that nice unappointed Emergency Manager laid off all sorts of government employees.

About the only jobs left were working for the city and Wayne County. Now they're rare as a Republican with a conscience.

Geesh. Some people have all the luck.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:17 PM

5. today is a good day to join the ACLU

...or just donate.

www.aclu.org

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Response to grasswire (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 11:27 AM

6. +1

 

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