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Barack Obama jumped to the defence of his CIA director John Brennan who is facing mounting political pressure after admitting this week that the agency spied on computers being used by the Senate intelligence committee to write a report on its use of torture.
With Mr Brennan facing an avalanche of criticism from leading members of Congress and at least two open calls for his resignation, Mr Obama said on Friday that he had “full confidence” in the head of the CIA.
Does the CIA spy on Americans? Does it keep a file on you?
CIA’s mission is to collect information related to foreign intelligence and foreign counterintelligence. By law, the CIA is specifically prohibited from collecting intelligence concerning the domestic activities of U.S. citizens. By direction of the President in Executive Order 12333, as amended, and in accordance with procedures approved by the Attorney General, the CIA is restricted in the collection of intelligence information directed against U.S. citizens. Collection is allowed only for an authorized intelligence purpose; for example, if there is a reason to believe that an individual is involved in espionage or international terrorist activities. The CIA’s procedures require senior approval for any such collection that is allowed, and, depending on the collection technique employed, the sanction of the Director of National Intelligence and Attorney General may be required. These restrictions on the CIA, or similar ones, have been in effect since the 1970s.
originally posted by: Swills
That's game ladies and gentlemen, it only gets worse from here unless we elect someone who isn't bought and paid for by these monsters.
originally posted by: fnpmitchreturns
Step 1 ... cut their budget in half
step 2 repeat step 1 until they come into compliance ....
This guys head should be on a platter ....
Impeach Obama/Indict Bush for starters ......