The Feinstein Syndrome: “The Fourth Amendment for Me, But Not for Thee”

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 4:48 pm

Who knows, soon we might see headlines and cable TV shows asking: “Is Dianne Feinstein a whistleblower or a traitor?”


Justice Department Has FBI Investigate Senate Staffers for ‘Unauthorized Removal’ of CIA Torture Documents

By: Friday March 7, 2014 8:20 am

The Justice Department has reportedly requested that the FBI conduct a criminal investigation into Senate staffers who have been involved in producing a study on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which involved torture.

The CIA’s Resistance to 6,300-Page Report on the Agency’s Use of Torture

By: Friday October 18, 2013 11:25 am

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence produced a 6,300-page report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program that has still not been declassified in some form for the public to read. And, now New Yorker‘s Jane Mayer has reported on an episode involving the confirmation of a former high-ranking CIA lawyer to serve in a similar position at the Pentagon.

Open Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein About the Bill of Rights

By: Friday June 7, 2013 2:10 pm

Dear Senator Feinstein:

On Thursday, when you responded to news about massive ongoing surveillance of phone records of people in the United States, you slipped past the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. As the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, you seem to be in the habit of treating the Bill of Rights as merely advisory.

DHS Says FBI “Possibly Funded” Terrorist Group

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 10:46 am

Someone at the Department of Homeland Security website dedicated to studying terrorism thought they should do their job and really describe terrorist groups, including one funded by the FBI. The Secret Army Organization was involved in domestic bombings, break-ins, and assassination, while one of its top leaders

Obama to Give Information on Benghazi to Republicans to Avoid Sharing Drone Memos With Senators

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 8:20 am

President Barack Obama’s administration, according to the New York Times, is reportedly in talks with Republicans on providing more information on the attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Administration officials hope this will secure enough votes so John Brennan can be confirmed to the position of CIA chief without the administration having to provide all the memos on the targeted killing program to Democratic senators demanding to see them.

Many questions for John Brennan yesterday and only a few hours to ask them

By: Friday February 8, 2013 5:53 am

There are a lot of questions for John Brennan’s confirmation hearing today and only a few hours scheduled to ask them. Many questions have been published by various news organizations and blogs. I very much want answers to their questions but I have one big, obvious question as well. This is my question:

What has changed since 2008-9 when John Brennan was considered to be too toxic to be confirmed as Director of the CIA?

The Washington Post on the Most Transparent Administration Ever™

By: Saturday August 4, 2012 11:00 am

The Washington Post published an article on an analysis of annual reports from government agencies the Post did, which is further proof—despite President Barack Obama’s promise of unprecedented transparency in government—he has presided over a government that in some ways is more secretive than ever before.

Anti-Leaks Proposals Protect ‘Leak’ Powers of Congress

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 5:30 pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has proposed multiple measures purportedly to discocurage future leaks. However, the proposals, which have been included in an intelligence authorization bill for the next fiscal year, would not apply to Congress or congressional staffers and would also exempt the White House and various other Executive Branch officials.

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