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CIA director John Brennan lied to you and to the Senate. Fire him | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 at 18:09 by John Sinteur in category: Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame) -- Write a comment


As reports emerged Thursday that an internal investigation by the Central Intelligence Agency’s inspector general found that the CIA “improperly” spied on US Senate staffers when researching the CIA’s dark history of torture, it was hard to conclude anything but the obvious: John Brennan blatantly lied to the American public. Again.

“The facts will come out,” Brennan told NBC News in March after Senator Dianne Feinstein issued a blistering condemnation of the CIA on the Senate floor, accusing his agency of hacking into the computers used by her intelligence committee’s staffers. “Let me assure you the CIA was in no way spying on [the committee] or the Senate,” he said.

After the CIA inspector general’s report completely contradicted Brennan’s statements, it now appears Brennan was forced to privately apologize to intelligence committee chairs in a “tense” meeting earlier this week.

It wasn’t a lie, it was an enhanced public speaking technique.

  1. As with Alexander’s lies, as long as they’re lies that your boss approves of, you get to stay. Heckuvajob, Brennie!

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