Homeland? You wish - the C.I.A. protects itself first?
Nobody in the public knows for sure. That is the modus operandi, this agency is counting on, when it makes mistakes. Also, when it is possibly involved in criminal acts.
This seems to be a good overview and summary * of what looks like is going on between the C.I.A. and the Senate Intelligence Committee, trying to 'oversee' this agency, which seems to have gone 'rogue' once again. **
There might be legitimate questions about the final report on the torture (excuse, my French 'enhanced' interrogation techniques) during the post 9-11 Bush years and it's flaws, political bias due to a partisan investigation (since the GOP has no interest in finding out the truth) or the interpretations of the findings.
There are no
questions about the illegality of breaking the Constitution, spying on the Senate staff, deleting evidence (the torture videos) and files, 'fabricating' a favorable 'public' story to the comittee ,which has all the rights to know about every document of this agency, leaking false information domestically on Senate staff members, threatening them, etc, etc, etc.
And POTUS raises his hands in the air and says something like "ongoing investigation - cannot comment (=it's not my mess)" - yes, it is.
To my legal knowledge, he can dissolve the Central Intelligence Agency with one signature. It would be a good time to start fresh? This agency was build to serve and protect the American people - not itself?
I hope the DOJ is thorough in their investigation and if people need to go to jail, they probably deserve it. Meanwhile, I would fire Brennan on principle.
2 min analysis video of Washington Post's journalists on the players involved: http://wapo.st/NY3RMqWashington Post
summary of events: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/public-feud-between-cia-senate-panel-follows-years-of-tension-over-interrogation-report/2014/03/12/f0633d1c-aa1d-11e3-b61e-8051b8b52d06_story.html
* ) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/cia-senate-row-documents-feinstein-brennan
** ) Church Committee, 1975 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Committee #CIA #senateintelligencecommittee #DOJ #constitution #PanettaReport #intelligencecommunity