Oh well I just could not help it! Under normal circumstances I would have read this comment by Senator Feinstein and then as any self-respecting student, writer, journalist should do is rewrite this comment in one’s own words.
However, as for tonight I know that I can post where the article came from and give all subsequent credit to who originally wrote it and I am clear.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is angry with the CIA. We all know that. What the media isn’t reporting is that Feinstein is blaming The White House for the CIA’s actions.
And that, my friends, is an impeachable offense.
This from Feinstein’s own website:
In May of 2010, the committee staff noticed that [certain] documents that had been provided for the committee’s review were no longer accessible. Staff approached the CIA personnel at the offsite location, who initially denied that documents had been removed. CIA personnel then blamed information technology personnel, who were almost all contractors, for removing the documents themselves without direction or authority. And then the CIA stated that the removal of the documents was ordered by the White House. When the committee approached the White House, the White House denied giving the CIA any such order…
…When the Internal Panetta Review documents disappeared from the committee’s computer system, this suggested once again that the CIA had removed documents already provided to the committee, in violation of CIA agreements and White House assurances that the CIA would cease such activities…
… I have grave concerns that the CIA’s search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution, including the Speech and Debate clause. It may have undermined the constitutional framework essential to effective congressional oversight of intelligence activities or any other government function.
If, in fact, The White House ordered the CIA to interfere with a Senate investigation in this manner – literally to spy on Congress, then we’ve got a whole new ballgame.
The above article was procured at and originally written by Joseph R. Carducci.