NSA Claims Notifications to Congress About Authorized Leaks of Intelligence Are ‘Top Secret’

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 1:03 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). As part of the 2013 Intelligence Authorization Act, President Barack Obama signed into law a provision requiring that Congress [...]

CIA, Senate and a Constitutional Crisis (if you’ll keep it)

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 11:10 am

Even for someone cynical and jaded, it is still possible to be gobsmacked by the news. We are witnessing extraordinary events in the history of our nation. Speaking in reference to revelations that the CIA searched computers being used by Senate staffers, and removed documents those staffers had received from the CIA detailing its post-9/11 [...]

Top CIA Lawyer Involved in Torture Program Requested DoJ Investigate Senate Staffers Working on Torture Investigation

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 12:30 pm

Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered a statement on the Senate floor this morning. It highlighted the role the CIA had played in interfering and even intimidating members and staff of the committee, who have worked on a 6,300-page study of the agency’s detention and interrogation program which involved [...]

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

By: Friday March 7, 2014 9:43 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. Time Magazine reported: The Justice Department has been asked to investigate whether Senate staffers improperly obtained and removed documents from [...]

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

By: Friday October 18, 2013 1:40 pm

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 [...]

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

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 10:20 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 [...]

The Washington Post on the Most Transparent Administration Ever™

By: Saturday August 4, 2012 10:58 am

The Washington Post has 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. The newspaper looked at his commitment to seemingly enhance the [...]

Anti-Leaks Proposals Protect ‘Leak’ Powers of Congress

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:32 pm

(update below) The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has proposed multiple measures that the committee believes will go a long way toward preventing future leaks. However, the proposals, which have been included in an intelligence authorization bill for the next fiscal year, should be striking to people who have listened to hysterical [...]

Senate Proposals Are Less About ‘Leaks,’ More About Shutting Down Whistleblowers

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:53 am

Anti-leaks proposals approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of an intelligence authorization bill on July 24 became public yesterday. Politicians claim the proposals are a response to “leaks” on cyber warfare against Iran, Obama’s “kill list” and a CIA underwear bomb plot sting operation in Yemen. They supposedly would prevent “unauthorized disclosures” of “classified [...]

IG Report Cover-up: Top Military Officials Hid Evidence of Pre-9/11 Al Qaeda Intelligence

By: Saturday September 10, 2011 7:07 pm

A highly secret Pentagon intelligence unit was tracking Osama Bin Laden in 2000. They knew the targets included the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They suspected the use of planes to fly into buildings. They were told to fold their tent by higher-ups. A later Inspector General investigation, prompted by the protests of one of the intel unit’s leaders, covered up what really happened. But newly released documents are finally allowing the contours of the full story to come out.

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