Friday, August 1, 2014

It’s About the Lying

Source: The Intercept

I don’t want to understate how seriously wrong it is that the CIA searched Senate computers. ...
... CIA Director John Brennan lied to everyone about it.

“As far as the allegations of the CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth,” Brennan told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in March. “We wouldn’t do that. I mean, that’s just beyond the, you know, the scope of reason in terms of what we do.”
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... what compelled Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein to make a dramatic floor speech ... was that Brennan had responded to her initial concerns ... by firing back with an allegation of criminal activity by her own staff. ...
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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, famously lied when he assured the Senate intelligence committee that the government wasn’t collecting data on Americans in bulk when, as it turns out, it was.
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