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CIA Spies on Investigation of CIA Torture


McClatchy reports: “An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency’s detention and interrogation program, prompting bipartisan outrage and at least two calls for spy chief John Brennan to resign.”

RAY MCGOVERN, rrmcgovern at
McGovern is a former CIA analyst whose responsibilities included chairing National Intelligence Estimates. He just wrote the piece “Will Obama Fire CIA Director John Brennan?” available at his website:

MELVIN GOODMAN, goody789 at
Goodman is director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He was an analyst at the CIA for 24 years. His most recent book is National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism and he is also the author of The Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA. He recently wrote the piece, “Obama’s Failure to Rein in CIA and NSA.”

He said today: “The Senate’s report documents the lies and the deceit of the CIA and its leaders over the past decade, including lies to the Congress, the American people, and even the President of the United States. The CIA director, George Tenet, and the deputy director, John McLaughlin, were directly responsible for orchestrating the campaign.”