CIA Admits Spying On Senate Computers

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It's not been a good day for the CIA. First, the State Department slams them for brutally treating terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks, noting that "no American is proud" of CIA tactics. And now, as The NY Times reports, an internal investigation has found that its officers improperly penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing the report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. Of course, this is not the first time the CIA has hacked Senate networks but do not fear American citizenry, CIA Director has apologized for his staff "acting inappropriately" and is setting up an internal accountability board to review the matter.


The report is damning... (via AP)

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.


"This report tells a story of which no American is proud," says the four-page White House document, which contains the State Department's preliminary proposed talking points in response to the classified Senate report, a summary of which is expected to be released in the coming weeks.


The Senate report concludes that CIA's techniques on al-Qaida detainees captured after the 2001 attacks were far more brutal than previously understood. The tactics failed to produce life-saving intelligence, the report asserts, and the CIA misled Congress and the Justice Department about the interrogation program.

So it is no wonder the CIA decided it was above the law and hacked the Senate's PCs... (via NY Times)

In a statement issued Thursday morning, a C.I.A. spokesman said that agency’s inspector general had concluded that C.I.A. officers had acted inappropriately by gaining access to the computers.


The statement said that John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director, had apologized to the two senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and that he would set up an internal accountability board to review the matter. The board will be led by former Senator Evan Bayh, Democrat of Indiana.


The statement gave almost no specifics about the findings of the report, written by David Buckley, the agency’s inspector general.


Officials said there was a tense meeting earlier this week when Mr. Brennan briefed the two senators — Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California and Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia. The officials said Ms. Feinstein had confronted Mr. Brennan about past public statements on the issue, in which he defended the agency’s actions.

Of course Brennan denied it all when Feinstein first lost her temper over it...

When the C.I.A.'s monitoring of the committee became public in March Mr. Brennan said, “When the facts come out on this, I think a lot of people who are claiming that there has been this tremendous sort of spying and monitoring and hacking will be proved wrong.”

Nope - you lied... and once again there is no accountability

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It appears Ron Paul was right.

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hedgeless_horseman's picture



...C.I.A. officers had acted inappropriately by gaining access to the computers.

Why stop there?  Waterboard the Senators! 

Thought Processor's picture



Inappropriate yes, against the law........    not so much.  

See 'Patriot Act" for any further questions on said topic.


P.S.  Dear America, eventually you get the government you deserve.  

cifo's picture

I bet nobody goes to jail for the "improper penetration". This is CIA, FFS.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Another day, another limited hangout from a corrupt bureaucracy.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



The CIA was supposed to only spy on foreign interests.  I think that changed with the Patriot Act, but even if it didn't, there are around 27 Congressmen and 13 Senators who currently hold dual citizenship with Israel to keep the CIA spooks busy.

•Senator Barbara Boxer (California)
•Senator Benjamin Cardin (Maryland)
•Senator Russ Feingold (Wisconsin)
•Senator Al Franken (Minnesota)
•Senator Dianne Feinstein (California)
•Senator Herb Kohl (Wisconsin)
•Senator Frank Lautenberg (New Jersey)
•Senator Joe Lieberman (Connecticut) (Independent)
•Senator Carl Levin (Michigan)
•Senator Bernard Sanders (Vermont) (Independent)
•Senator Charles Schumer (New York)
•Senator Ron Wyden (Oregon)

House of Representatives:
•Representative Gary Ackerman (New York)
•Representative John H. Adler (New Jersey)
•Representative Shelley Berkley (Nevada)
•Representative Howard Berman (California)
•Representative Steve Cohen (Tennessee)
•Representative Susan Davis (California)
•Representative Eliot Engel (New York)
•Representative Bob Filner (California)
•Representative Barney Frank (Massachusetts)
•Representative Gabrielle Giffords (Arizona)
•Representative Alan Grayson (Florida)
•Representative Jane Harman (California)
•Representative Paul Hodes (New Hampshire)
•Representative Steve Israel (New York)
•Representative Steve Kagen (Wisconsin)
•Representative Ronald Klein (Florida)
•Representative Sander Levin (Michigan)
•Representative Nita Lowey (New York)
•Representative Jerry Nadler (New York)
•Representative Jared Polis (Colorado)
•Representative Steve Rothman (New Jersey)
•Representative Jan Schakowsky (Illinois)
•Representative Adam Schiff (California)
•Representative Allyson Schwartz (Pennsylvania)
•Representative Brad Sherman (California)
•Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida)
•Representative Henry Waxman (California)
•Representative Anthony Weiner (New York)
•Representative John Yarmuth (Kentucky)

john39's picture

and then this takes things to a whole new level of wtf:

so, does israhell get a direct feed on intel from congress critters...   rhetorical question...

pods's picture

'Merca!  Fuck yeah!

Is anyone here the least bit surprised by this?


Four chan's picture

we should disband these drug dealers, the only reason to keep the cia around is to feed the prison system their low level dealers, i guess thats a money maker for someone since we have more people locked up than china, i'm thinking the bush cheney types. but haven't we made them rich enough already? 

Xibalba's picture

I don't think this list is current.  Weiner hasn't been around for a while

813kml's picture

Israel gets the Ultra HD broadcast of C-SPAN courtesy of their cable provider (the NSA).

sushi's picture

The USSA had to agree to provide this information after it suffered a loss of life in the attack on USS Liberty. To cover up its heinous crime and its flagrant violation of international law in permitting its citizen soldires to die in the unprovoked attack, the USSA was forced to make amends by supplying a foreign power with detailed intelligence on US citizens.

This is the small price the USSA must pay for being the worlds sole super power.



chunga's picture

You know what is fucked up? In states that have "closed primary" elections, you can only vote in ONE party's primary. The theory being that someone could be deliberately fucking with the "integrity" of the election. BUT? These fucking scumbags can be ctizens of one country AND hold office in another! Is that bullshit or what?

And if somebody tried to pass a law preventing this where would the bribes come from? LOL! (It isn't funny) Question: how many other countries have dual citizens in the USSA? Hmmm?

Fuck off. FUck shit FUCK! FUCK. FOCK OFF! And I am a racist and support the holocaust for being against this? FUCK!

r0mulus's picture

I feel like the presence of Wyden and Grayson on this list, not to mention Bernie Sanders, is pretty weird.

Wyden and Grayson are two of the only congress persons I see doing any kind of real oversight at all.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



...the only congress persons I see doing any kind of real oversight at all.

Such as?

  1. _________________________________
WillyGroper's picture

Sound bytes.

Or is that bites?

Bunghole's picture

Why is dick-pic Weiner on the list?


Excursionist's picture

Jewish people comprise ~2% of the U.S. population.

Assuming this list is correct, then at least 12% of the Senate is Jewish, and at least 7% of the House of Reps is Jewish.


And someone was asking in another thread about why the U.S. continues to plow foreign aid into Israel despite major policy disagreements...

Monty Burns's picture

As its main proponets all down the years Jews should also enjoy the fruits of Affirmative Action.

813kml's picture

Not if the case is tried in Texas, they have strict laws against that kinky stuff.

813kml's picture

I don't miss the cubicle farms, old computer geeks are ticking time bombs.

Headbanger's picture

Did I tell you I know Fortran and still know how to use an IBM 029??



Well... Do ya punk!?

Monty Burns's picture

Jesus, you go back further than me!  We must be the only two left who used Fortran or punched up code on an 029.

StychoKiller's picture

Hollerith cards and paper tape FTW!

Urban Redneck's picture

The whole purpose of having so many laws on the books is so that anyone can be convicted of a crime when the State deems a show trial to be in order.

This demonstrates just how low on the totem pole Fienswine is- she doesn't even have the juice can't get Kweku Adoboli's cousin out of the CIA and into a Club Fed prison.

Monty Burns's picture

'The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws'.

- Tacitus

metastar's picture

Inappropriate yes, against the law........ (Remove "not so much") YES.

See (remove 'Patriot Act") the US constitution for any further questions on said topic.

P.S. Dear America, eventually you get the government you deserve.

buzzsaw99's picture

i agree, waterboard the senators. it's totally legal.

F0ster's picture

CIA has become a rogue agency of the United States of America, Corporation. Are the Pentagon protecting the out of control Zionist run USA, Inc or is there any hope of them restoring America and arresting the traiters in the US Gov and it's plethora of rogue agencys?

Monty Burns's picture

The only hope is a massive national economic collapse. Only that will activate the lardasses and ungle them from their lobotomy tubes.

Save_America1st's picture

"Why stop there?  Waterboard the Senators!"


OOOOOH!!!  I'm all for that!  Why stop there?  There are many more CONgress scum, the Marxist in Chief, and all his czar scum friends to waterboard as well.  Not to mention the TSA, DHS, CIA, NSA, EPA, FDA, FBI, etc., etc., etc.  The traitors and home grown, domestic government terrorists to waterboard are limitless in America these days unfortunately. 

Winston Churchill's picture

Pretty warped sense of humor you have.

Do you drown kittens for kicks, or is it just puppies ?

what's that smell's picture

more shadow puppet theater....

CIA attacks NSA using mole snowden.

NSA attacks CIA with secret torture document leak and senate computer spying revelations.

It's called a War in Heaven.

shadow boxing kabuki mindfuk smoke and mirrors who's gonna make the rules today baby gong show.


CheapBastard's picture

I thought that waterboarding, drilling teeth to a nubbon, yanking on fingernails, shocking testicles, shoving chopsticks in ear drums, and so on...was not torture; merely Truth Seeking.

drdolittle's picture

Yep, make CIA look bad so NSA can be the heroes. I want the CIA to protect me from the NSA. Or maybe I want them all to fuck off and die.

optimator's picture

Remember that the NSA got rid of Petraeus by spying on the CIA.  

junction's picture

Brennan to staff: "Get rid of those shock boxes for now.  Put them in storage outside America."


Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Inconvenient news flash. The Intelligence community runs the show and they do it by spying on everyone. You're either compromised or a compromiser.

The Longest Call's picture

hahahaha, that's great.  of course the Doc was right

rubiconsolutions's picture

"improperly penetrated"

Doesn't the American government do that to us each and every day?

john39's picture

pretty entertaining when the shadow government gets caught with its hand in the cookie jar.

seek's picture

Far more interesting is that it's being discussed at all. Really makes you wonder WTF this is a limited hangout/cover for.

I halfway wonder between the NSA and CIA disclosures if this isn't building to something bigger, where we reform the intelligence agencies into the new Stasi.

john39's picture

my thought is that the 'hidden hand' fully intends to unleash armed chaos in North America, to dramatically change everything here.  Destroying the legitimacy of the current government seems to have a long term goal that has played out well, just look at government gridlock and congress' approval ratings. 

besides, nothing new really...  wasn't this all done in Rome and various other countries throughout history, and hasn't it been reflected in popular culture repeatedly (chancelor palpatine, please save the republic....)