C.I.A. Admits Penetrating Senate Intelligence Computers – NYTimes.com July 31, 2014Posted by sandyclaus in CIA, Security State.
WASHINGTON — An internal investigation by the Central Intelligence Agency has found that its officers improperly penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to prepare its damning report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program.The report by the agency’s inspector general found that C.I.A. officers created a fake online identity to gain access on more than one occasion to computers used by members of the committee staff, and tried to cover their movements as they rooted around the system, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation’s findings.Continue reading the main storyFEATURED COMMENTJim R. CaliforniaThe separation of powers implications behind this are staggering. I’m a big supporter of the intelligence community and its very difficult job, but this is u-g-l-y, and the punishments severe.349 COMMENTS WRITE A COMMENTA statement issued Thursday morning by a C.I.A. spokesman said that John O. Brennan, the agency’s director, had apologized to the two senior members of the intelligence committee and would set up an internal accountability board to review the issue. The statement said that the board, which will be led by former Senator Evan Bayh, an Indiana Democrat, could recommend “potential disciplinary measures” and “steps to address systemic issues.”