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Ron Wyden Hits CIA Director John Brennan Over 'Culture Of Misinformation'



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Posted: 09/19/2014 2:52 pm EDT


Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) criticized CIA Director John Brennan for the agency's "culture of misinformation" on Friday, after Brennan appeared to backtrack on an apology for snooping on Senate investigators.

The CIA's inspector general has confirmed that in the course of a long-running Senate investigation into the CIA's George W. Bush-era torture program, agency employees "improperly accessed" congressional computers. Brennan apologized to members of the Senate Intelligence Committee for that in July.

But at an intelligence conference Thursday, Brennan appeared to backtrack on that apology. He rejected media "narratives" that the CIA had hacked Senate computers.
"I’m not going to take, you know, the allegations about hacking and monitoring and spying and whatever else, no," said Brennan. His resistance seems to rest on a distinction between "hacking" and "improper access."

That set off Wyden -- a longtime CIA critic -- on Twitter.

  Ron Wyden ✔ @RonWyden
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Culture of misinformation continues. CIA claims confusion abt who could access files of Senate torture investigation http://bit.ly/1uM9UF3
11:41 AM - 19 Sep 2014

CIA chief: 'If I've done something wrong, I'll stand up and admit it'
John Brennan expresses frustration with Senate and media while decrying lack of trust in agency at intelligence conference


The Guardian @guardian
 

 
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In fact, this Feb. in this affidavit CIA said the files ARE the Senate’s. CIA actively interfered w/our investigation http://bit.ly/1wNCOXQ
11:42 AM - 19 Sep 2014
 


  Ron Wyden ✔ @RonWyden
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CIA Director also denies allegations of spying on Senate... http://bit.ly/1uM9UF3
11:44 AM - 19 Sep 2014

 CIA chief: 'If I've done something wrong, I'll stand up and admit it'
John Brennan expresses frustration with Senate and media while decrying lack of trust in agency at intelligence conference


The Guardian @guardian
 


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…but CIA Inspector General says CIA read Senate staff emails. http://bit.ly/1v0pvzb
11:45 AM - 19 Sep 2014
 

The Senate torture report that sparked the dispute is set to be released within weeks, likely creating further headaches for Brennan and the CIA. The irascible agency chief has continued to tangle with the Senate behind the scenes as well.
In a closed-door confrontation on Sept. 9 reported by McClatchy, Brennan refused to tell the Senate committee who actually authorized the computer surveillance.
GOD FORBID THE LIGHTS GO OUT and a zillion brains have to be retrained to function in manual reality.

Does anyone else get the idea that the tweets on the WL account are starting to sound a little like someone is bathing in a bird bath, eating bird food & possibly smoking bird * in his own sphere??