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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation related to the Senate's classified report on the agency's harsh interrogation program, triggering fears that the CIA has been intercepting the communications of officials who handle whistleblower cases. The CIA got hold of the legally protected email and other unspecified communications between whistleblower officials and lawmakers this spring, people familiar with the matter told McClatchy. It's unclear how the agency obtained the material.

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Essentially the executive wing spying on Congress. This is not good stuff, folks. There is no difference at all between this and the Watergate break-in.

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Stop having a valid point Diablo. Go back to your regular ranting.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-07-26 07:18 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Essentially the NSA spies on everyone.

Republican government is a farce.

#2 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-07-26 09:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Shawn, the Democrats are doing this.

#3 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-26 10:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

The senators wrote that monitoring whistleblower communications "could result in whistleblowers choosing to make unprotected disclosures in public forums, with potential negative consequences for national security." They were apparently referring to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's disclosures to the media.

Snowden has said that he decided to leak to the media thousands of top-secret documents on the NSA's sweeping collection of Americans' communications data in part because he did not trust the system designed to protect whistleblowers from retaliation.

#4 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-07-27 07:04 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

When when is the CIA going to let us see all of Mark Foley's e-mails?

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-27 07:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

Gannett and McClatchy owned MSM that are both afraid of open comments from the public and whistleblowers and thus force them to beg allegiance of readers to Facebook and sacrifice their privacy etc at behest of Zuckerberg.

#6 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-27 08:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

...even older news than evacuating the Libyan Embassy

#7 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-27 08:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hey where is CORKY and ZED I am sure they have a lot to say about this

#8 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-07-27 10:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

Apologists for the surveillance state such as Corky and Zed are either unable or way too reluctant to acknowledge just how out of control our national security branches have become. This article highlights but one more incredible outrage. In a free society such as we aspire to be, there is NO WAY IN HELL any of this should be happening. Also, #4 is newsworthy. In a nutshell, there was no way Snowden or anyone can go the way of the traditional whistleblower on NSA abuses without ending up in a tiny cell for life.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-28 11:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

"people familiar with the matter told McClatchy."

-one more incredible outrage

Meh. One more incredible MTW moment, more like.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-28 11:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

What kind of sob thinks "meh", when hearing about these type of outrageous abuses? Seriously. What kind of complete a-----e shrugs this kind of event off?

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-28 11:58 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

-this kind of event

"people familiar with the matter told McClatchy."

You may need to loosen your panties, counselor.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-28 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Re:#11

How long have you posted here and you are only NOW noticing that? This site is made up of cheerleaders and those few of us who actually think are regarded as fencesitters because they don't understand what that term means either.

#13 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-28 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

-those few of us who actually think

lol, we are in more trouble than I thought.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-28 12:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Kanrei, after all you've been through healthwise, I don't want heckle you. Suffice to say, on many issues you often seem loathe to offend either side, and loathe to take a firm stand. Which is cool. There is no requirement that any of us take a firm stand on everything. It just sometimes used to come across as fence-sitting.

#15 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-28 12:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

- I don't want heckle you.

Obviously you don't mind condescending to him.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-28 12:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

"those few of us who actually think"

Even if I believed something like that about myself, which I most certainly do not, I would never post it because it is so arrogant that it's simply embarrassing. You should contact RCADE and beg him to remove that comment from the thread. I am laughing out loud at you right now!

#17 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-28 12:18 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Shawn, the Democrats are doing this.
#3 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-26 10:13 PM

You remind me of Diane Feinstein: True Belief is a little slow on the CIA smuggling operations.

Snowden however, is proven consistently.

#18 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-28 01:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

Suffice to say, on many issues you often seem loathe to offend either side, and loathe to take a firm stand.

I take firm stands all the time. Name the issue and I will tell you where I stand on it. Do not mistake being able to see all sides of an issue as not taking a stand; nor is not subscribing to preordained positions dictated by parties.

Loathe to offend? Me? You know better. Hell, in this very thread I have offended.

#19 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-28 01:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

Shawn, the Democrats are doing this.
#3 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-26 10:13 PM

BS, Other that to place letters behind names, this article doesn't really indicate that one party or the other is doing this....

Essentially the executive wing spying on Congress.

...or that the administration had anything to do with it.

#20 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-07-28 02:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

IMO, the CIA is a necessary evil. That said, the executive branch needs to always keep a tight reign on them and the NSA. I may be mistaken, but I thought the CIA was expressly forbidden from conducting operations on US Soil. Maybe they consider whistleblowing an internal HR issue.

#21 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2014-07-28 04:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

IMO, the CIA is a necessary evil. That said, the executive branch needs to always keep a tight reign on them and the NSA. I may be mistaken, but I thought the CIA was expressly forbidden from conducting operations on US Soil. Maybe they consider whistleblowing an internal HR issue.
#21 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2014-07-28 04:02 PM

Sis-boom-bah! GooooooOOOO TEAM COCAINE!

But seriously, if what you believe is that somehow whistleblowing on the CIA qualifies for workplace protection that is delusional.

Why do you imagine things have progressed to this point? Because the one hand wipes the other, shuts up dissidents and makes it literally impossible to challenge their "law". They own the cartels.

#22 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-28 04:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

I thought the CIA was expressly forbidden from conducting operations on US Soil. #21 | POSTED BY BOGEY1355

surprise!

#23 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-07-28 04:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2

Are you being dishonest to your self or do you know how weaselly you
are being here and are just trying to be dishonest to others.
I suppose it could be both.

#24 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-07-28 04:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

#11 is Newsworthy.

#25 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2014-07-28 08:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

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