Via WaPo this morning comes a hilarious story, headlined Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers.
Dianne Feinstein (D-epraved), is the head of the Senate Intelligence [sic] Committee, and one of the fiercest defenders of our bloated defense budget, lawless imperialist wars, and our sprawling and unaccountable surveillance state. The reason for such depravity on the Senator’s part is hardly a secret. Longtime Loyal Readers™ may recall that Feinstein is married to one Richard C. Blum, a fabulously wealthy investment banker with substantial stakes in companies that do business with the U.S. government. For example, consider URS Corp, which in 2002 bought EG&G, a “leading provider of technical services and management to the U.S. military.” After Mr. Blum’s company took over EG&G, it subsequently won a $600 million defense contract. You see, it is not illegal for congresscritters to self-deal or trade on inside information, like it is for nearly everyone else. I’m sure you get the picture—and it ain’t pretty.
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday publicly accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by her panel to investigate the agency’s controversial interrogation program, saying that the action represented the kind of interference lawmakers had long sought to avoid.
So the CIA (or NSA, or FBI, or DHS, or some other agency no one’s even heard of—take your pick) hacked into the computers of the congressional committee specifically charged with that agency’s oversight, and removed documents therefrom.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said during a Senate floor speech that she was speaking out “reluctantly” and only after trying to resolve news of the improper search of committee computers “in a discreet and respectful way.”
Translation: “I have
endorsed U.S. government lawlessness for decades and let you fuckers do anything and everything you wanted created a monster, and now it gets turned on me? Me? I AM SO SHOCKED WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING OMG.”
The action apparently marks the first time a U.S. intelligence agency has accessed congressional computers and would seem to be a violation of the constitutional principle of separation of powers.
Well, why not? Both political parties have eagerly violated nearly every other constitutional principle. Why stop at the Fourth Amendment? And I would bet the entire Palace treasury that it is most certainly not the first time a U.S. intelligence agency has accessed congressional computers. Please.
Feinstein said she wanted to speak in order to clarify the situation.
Right, because we can always count on powerful politicians like Dianne Feinstein to “clarify” things for us. LOL.
Sez one commenter at WaPo: “Brownshirts are complaining about the SS they created.”
Another commenter, however, is badly misinformed: “The CIA / executive branch removing files from the Senate / legislative branch is the definition of treason. The US is 1 inch away from a palace guards coup. it may have already occured.”
That is just an irresponsible claim. The Fierce Palace Guard™ has not engaged in any coup, nor does she show any interest whatsoever in even entertaining such a notion.
I will of course keep a very close eye on her, and promptly report any hint of treasonous activity to…well, to my Many Tens of Loyal Readers™, I guess. For all practical purposes it’s the same as reporting it to congress, federal law enforcement or the CIA. Hell, they’ll probably know it before I will.
Is this a great country or what.