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CIA was Hacking Senate Emails, Watch the Director Throw a Tantrum When He’s Called Out for It

Washington, D.C. – After repeatedly lying to Congress and undermining the Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA Director John Brennan was caught lying again to the oversight committee this week when he refused to admit his employees had used “improper procedures” when they hacked into the Senate’s email accounts. Instead of taking responsibility for ordering his men to break the law, Brennan threw a temper tantrum during the open hearing as Sen. Ron Wyden refused to swallow any more of the CIA Director’s lies.

“In 2014, the CIA conducted an unauthorized search of Senate files, including the emails of Senate staff investigating the CIA’s use of torture,” Sen. Wyden addressed Brennan. “The CIA Inspector General later stated that the search involved improper Agency access to Senate files, and a review board that you appointed concluded that the search resulted in inappropriate access to the Committee’s work product. You initially denied that this search took place, but the reports of both your Inspector General and the review board show that this denial was at odds with the facts.”

While the Senate Intelligence Committee accessed CIA documents during its investigation of the Agency’s use of torture, five CIA employees — two lawyers and three computer specialists — hacked into files and emails belonging to the Committee. Brennan falsely accused the oversight committee of breaching the CIA’s firewall and stealing a classified document known as the Panetta Review. Instead of admitting his Agency’s wrongdoing, Brennan threatened to launch a FBI investigation against members of the intelligence committee.

“After the facts were publicly exposed, the CIA even wrote an apology letter that you did not send,” Wyden continued. “Now, senior officials from the NSA, the FBI, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have all testified that it would be inappropriate for their agencies to secretly search Senate files without external authorization. But we have still not gotten an acknowledgment from you. So I think it would be important, I’d like to hear from you. I’d like to set the record straight that this would never happen again.”

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Instead of confirming that his Agency will never spy on Senate files again, Brennan attempted to rationalize his motives for hacking their computers. Due to the fact that the CIA had inadvertently given the Committee access to the Panetta Review, Brennan felt justified breaking into Senate files because his Agency made an incompetent mistake. After his own people determined Brennan had lied to Congress about his Agency not hacking the Committee’s emails, the CIA Director privately apologized to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss, but none of the other Committee members.

As Brennan kept stammering through his delusional rationalizations, Wyden interrupted him to point out that the CIA’s own Inspector General found the Agency’s actions “inappropriate” and a separate review board had concurred. With his time running out, Wyden asserted, “When you’re talking about spying on a committee responsible for overseeing your agency, in my view that undermines the very checks and balances that protect our democracy and it’s unacceptable in a free society.”

While blathering on about “de minimis access,” Brennan clearly lost his patience when he abruptly blurted out, “But do not say that we spied on Senate computers or your files. We did not do that. We were fulfilling our responsibilities.”

With the CIA Director lying directly to his face, Wyden retorted, “I read the exact words of the Inspector General and the Review Board. You appointed the Review Board! They said nobody ought to be punished, but they said there was improper access. And my point is, in our system of government, we have responsibilities to do vigorous oversight. And we can’t do vigorous oversight if there are improper procedures used to access our files.”

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Like a petulant child, Brennan continuously shook his head while once again attempting to deflect blame onto the Senate for accessing a file that the CIA mistakenly handed over to them in the first place. Brennan spat, “I do think you’re mischaracterizing the full tenor of both the accountability board and the Inspector General’s report.”

Wyden immediately shot back, “Pretty hard to mischaracterize word for word quotes that use the words ‘improper actions.’”

According to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s scathing report on CIA rendition and torture, the CIA repeatedly lied to the Committee regarding prisoners’ deaths, the questionable backgrounds of CIA interrogators, threats to detainees’ family members, and the effectiveness of torture. The CIA also lied about the severity of torture committed and the unreliability of information obtained through enhanced interrogations. Although Sens. Mark Udall and Martin Heinrich called for Brennan’s resignation two years ago, President Obama and the Justice Department refuse to file criminal charges against the duplicitous CIA Director.

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    • man that is going to look bad in a few….

  • Biggest terrorist group on the planet.


  • …I’ll bet that Hillary Clinton’s emails were safe from the CIA’s hacking efforts…sometimes a personal server that nobody knows about is a strategical advantage!

  • Inner peace begins the moment you choose to not allow another person or event to control your emotions.

  • They all look live evil criminals to me…. look at the faces of these people who are “in charge” they all look miserable and soulless.

  • We don’t even know the half of what goes on under our very noses by our government agencies as the CIA, FBI, NSA, and if we did we would be very disappointed, angered, and ready to kick some butts!

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  • obviously better to have a Government not trusting itself and ensuring that T.H.E.Y. are baby rapists material worshipping cannibal free than to take Orders from highly Suspect individuals that have obtained a Title under suspicious circumstances

  • HA ! HA! The Senate gets hacked by cocain smugglers !

  • I really want to watch this but I’m in China so Facebook keeps refreshing anti-government sites, even US ones. Can anyone help?

  • yea he wants to kill someone….shows in his whole organization….they tried to sneak in and kill the last 4 in oregon….now they can’t find an organizational highy trained fbi in their ranks to do what is necessary to bring out this young man afraid of being lost in prison and raped….his words….
    surely there is a vet who has suffered out of fear, or imprisoned, or faced the enemy, who can talk to this scared mindless boy of a man in Oregon to talk him into bravery and submit temporarily….just call the negotiators….krisanne hall, franklin graham, or michelle fiore… two are women and one is a minister…are there no men of battle or war that he can identify with? a phone call? be patient but you can reach them thru their facebook links…….krisanne hall, franklin graham,…….

  • Straight out of central casting for the role of evil henchman.

  • The $**t is definately hitting the fan as they say

  • Mossad took over the CIA long ago!

  • It’s obvious when put in a corner a turd always throws a tantrum

  • Aww poor baby

  • It doesn’t sound like a tantrum to me. I think your headline mischaracterizing the director’s reaction. It is evidence though that the government is so bogged down in covering their own asses whether it be congress or intelligence, that they can’t get anything done.

  • Based on their rage they feel their right to privacy to be above the ‘common’ citizen’s…EVERYTHING the 535 do should be subject to intense scrutiny by ALL the American people…

  • I have been saying for twenty years at least. The more secrets a government keeps, the more paranoid they become. This is proof. And with my background, I promise you, that they were given orders to do this and when they fuct up and got caught, it all falls on them. There won’t be a paper trail or records. It’s a word of mouth, plausible deniability action. No one in our government or pentagon trust the other. We are heading for a hostile take over. It will happen, I promise. Someone, high up will find a way to enact martial law, and that will lead to governmental overthrow by the military as well as tyranny over the citizens

  • These are the clueless idiots running this country? And now you know why this country is where it is today. Because of incompetence like this.

  • Did you hear how he started the chat. Thinks freedom is because off old fucks in a room spying on it’s own people….what a fucking joke

  • Unfortunately tantrums and vindictive abuse get public figures a long way, possibly this is only true of men. Maybe this is how how men think it is normal male behaviour. Think of Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.

  • CIA destroyed the twin towers


  • the honest politicians do not trust the dishonest ones because they are out numbered

  • I’m having a hard time being upset over this- this falls under “I thought that’s what they were already doing”

  • You call that a “tantrum”????

  • If you’re the highest bidder, you can trust me.

  • No tantrum seen here……how are we supposed to trust a page that mis-characterizes content of posts?

  • Fu-k you let the people see this

  • Some one needs to watch over our top ranking crooks!

  • Looks like an evil dude

  • Buraucrats are the biggest threat to any democracy.

  • Now we’re talking! It’s finally starting to eat itself!


  • You exaggerate the word “tantrum”, a lot.

  • These men, like shit, seem to always float to the top!

  • The CIA are the elites police and they are there to do the bidding for of the likes of Goldman Sachs, Rothschilds ect !