Thursday, March 13, 2014


(Cartoon by Jack Ohman (3/12/14)/published in the Sacramento Bee and featured at McClatchy DC.  Click on image to enlarge.)

Oh, my!  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Dino, CA), the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is extremely upset with the CIA.  What has the august senator's knickers in a twist?  She claims that the CIA has been nosing around her computer records and those of other committee members.

From the Los Angeles Times:

A long-simmering dispute between the CIA and its Senate overseers erupted into public view Tuesday when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of possible crimes and of attempting to intimidate committee staffers investigating the CIA's former use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee chairwoman, said the CIA secretly searched computers used by Senate staffers and might have violated constitutional provisions on separation of powers and unreasonable searches, a federal law on computer fraud and abuse, and a presidential order that prohibits the CIA from domestic searches and surveillance.

So Sen. Feinstein demands the White House investigate this intrusion.

Oh, please!

Why on earth did the good senator think she and members of her committee were exempt from all the domestic spying going on (and on ... and on) for lo, these many years. Did she really think that her computer was sacrosanct because of her position?  Her status as a cheerleader for everything the CIA, Defense Department Intelligence, the NSA does apparently isn't enough.

Welcome to our world, Dianne.

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Blogger ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Of course, the Lady DiFi is not concerned with your privacy, peasants!

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Brooklyn Girl said...

Her indignation gives me extraordinary pleasure.

3:13 PM  

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