There are many aspects to the exploding torture scandal that are being spun by interested parties. That’s not necessarily bad, and in fact to be expected. But it’s hard to get to the actual truth. One problem is that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee (SSCI) has only released the executive summary [PDF] of their [...]
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday December 18, 2014 11:00 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 21, 2014 3:12 pm|
CIA agents “impersonated Senate staffers” while the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was producing its report on the agency’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, according to Huffington Post.
“According to sources familiar with the CIA inspector general report that details the alleged abuses by agency officials,” journalists Ali Watkins and Ryan Grim reported, “CIA agents impersonated Senate staffers in order to gain access to Senate communications and drafts of the Intelligence Committee investigation.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday October 9, 2014 12:24 pm|
Whether the White House or any agency in the executive branch has made “authorized disclosures” of “national intelligence” and reported these disclosures to Congress is considered top secret information, according to the National Security Agency (NSA).
|By: Norman Solomon 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?”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday March 11, 2014 10:12 am|
The top legal officer of the CIA may suffer from a torture conflict of interest.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Norman Solomon 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.
|By: Jeff Kaye 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
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.