White House Was Aware Of CIA's Attempt To File Criminal Complaint Against Senate Staffers; Did Nothing To Stop It

from the disgraceful dept

As the scandal over the CIA spying on Senate staffers charged with oversight of the CIA deepens, it's now come out that the White House was fully aware that the CIA was pushing forward with a criminal complaint against those very same staffers and did nothing to stop it. It's been reported that the White House is standing strongly behind the CIA on this one, and that report confirms some of the serious Constitutional/separation of powers questions that have been raised over this incident.

Having the White House be supportive of the CIA not only spying on its overseers, but then (even more ridiculously) filing a criminal complaint against those same staffers for doing their job speaks volumes about how this White House views Congressional oversight of its giant spying machine. It views it with contempt. It only reinforces how the claims that have been stated repeatedly over the past few months that there is plenty of oversight of the intelligence community are completely hogwash.

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    weneedhelp - not signed in, 12 Mar 2014 @ 4:25pm

    Please, just stop.

    Realize that Republicans and Democrats are 2 sides of the same coin... you judge which faction is tails. There is no "we" anymore. Its us... the peasants, against them... "Royality."
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    The "intelligence" agencies have gone rouge.

    Congress better wake up and realize that no one is off limits, and all this is happening under the cloak of terror... a self induced perceived "terror" to hijack the Constitution.
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    We have done more damage to ourselves than any amount of planes could achieve. It's sad.
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    I wonder if the general populace know what we know here if things would be different.

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