CIA secretly monitored intelligence committee
Who watches the watchers.... I know this is from the Guardian, but appears not to be covered by the MSM. If true, this sounds like NSA, not CIA, and could start a constitutional dilemma / crisis .
Imagine the potential
---"Here is the list of questions the committee will ask you today sir (with our researched answers), Note that we have to clean up this area, discredit this source, and by the way.. it looks like JONES is providing the oversight committee with information... we should have a talk with him about his job prospects if he lost his clearance"
Obama knew CIA secretly monitored intelligence committee
A leading US senator has said that President Obama knew of an “unprecedented action” taken by the CIA against the Senate intelligence committee,
The subtle reference in a Tuesday letter from Senator Mark Udall to Obama..... threatens to plunge the White House into a battle between the agency and its Senate overseers.
the CIA had secretly monitored computers used by committee staffers preparing the inquiry report, which is said to be scathing not only about the brutality and ineffectiveness of the agency’s interrogation techniques but deception by the CIA to Congress and policymakers about it.
Independent observers were unaware of a precedent for the CIA spying on the congressional committees.... “In the worst case, it would be a subversion of independent oversight, and a violation of separation of powers,”
the prospect of the agency spying on its Senate overseers who prepared their own inquiry potentially places the agency right back into the legal morass it has labored for years to avoid.
the CIA confirmed.... that it is subject to the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which makes it a crime to access government computer networks without authorization
“If, as alleged in the media, CIA accessed without permission or authority a computer network dedicated for use by a Senate committee, it would be an extremely serious matter. Such activity, if it occurred as alleged, would impede Congress’ ability to carry out its constitutional oversight responsibilities and could violate federal law,”