This is not surprising, but it's still shocking. The CIA, after denying it loudly and claiming that anyone who accused them of spying on the Senate would be ashamed when the truth came out, has now admitted: The CIA hacked into computers used by a Senate committee investigating...the CIA. Definitely not shocking when you remember the CIA reports up to James Clapper, who lied to Congress in 2013 and refused to admit it or apologize until the Snowden revelations proved that he wasn't being truthful. More via McClatchy:
WASHINGTON — CIA employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a report on the agency's now defunct detention and interrogation program, an internal CIA investigation has determined.
Findings of the investigation by the CIA Inspector General's Office "include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI (Senate Select Committee on Intelligence) and the CIA in 2009," CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement.
The statement represented an admission to charges by the panel's chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that the CIA intruded into the computers her staff used to compile the soon-to-be released report on the agency's use of harsh interrogation methods on suspected terrorists in secret overseas prisons during the Bush administration.
CIA Director John Brennan briefed Feinstein and the committee's vice chairman, Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, on the CIA inspector general's findings and apologized to them during a meeting on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Boyd said.
"The director . . . apologized to them for such actions by CIA officers as described in the OIG (Office of Inspector General Report)," he said.
photo: CIA Director John Brennan
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