White House tried to mediate dispute between Senate, CIA panel: source

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SicilianPapa wrote:

I heard O say today the White House was not involved in the dispute. He wouldn’t lie.

Mar 12, 2014 9:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fairchild86 wrote:

Seems like a stretch that Feinstein would be irate over spying and that the CIA would spy on Democrats. I would imagine that the CIA was caught spying on Republicans and Feinstein is helping to deflect the blame to make it look like the CIA was spying on everyone, in which case the whole episode will suddenly dissolve into thin air.

Mar 12, 2014 9:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fairchild86 wrote:

Seems like a stretch that Feinstein would be irate over spying and that the CIA would spy on Democrats. I would imagine that the CIA was caught spying on Republicans and Feinstein is helping to deflect the blame to make it look like the CIA was spying on everyone, in which case the whole episode will suddenly dissolve into thin air.

Mar 12, 2014 9:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Leeam wrote:

If it weren’t for waterboarding done under Bush’s watch Osama bin Laden would still be alive.

Mar 12, 2014 10:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sharecropper wrote:

Mediate? is that what they’re calling it? It looks more like they are massaging the message. This is politics folks, integrity takes a back seat when partisans are in fear of losing power over your lives.

Mar 12, 2014 10:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lamchops wrote:

Of course “The White House” would be interested in ending the battle between the CIA and the Senate. The CIA is part of the executive branch, that is “The White House” or Obama Administration. Which is to say that the Obama administration has been hacking into Senate computers and spying on them.

Perhaps the Senate might now begin to show an interest in the impeachment and removal from office of this lawless president.

Mar 12, 2014 10:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DavidJK wrote:

The White House runs the CIA…….kind of an important thingy to mention in the article.

Mar 12, 2014 10:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
usironworker wrote:

Obama wants this gone fast,i dont ever agree with Feinstein ever but i do 100% on this one,besides that if she has her jowls locked on the CIA then it takes her mind off of gun control.

Mar 12, 2014 11:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

That’s because they knew how hypocritical DC is. They can spy on us but no one better touch them??? Burn them and toss em. Start over.

Mar 12, 2014 12:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Juan_One wrote:

Proceed with Caution?
I am skeptical of Feinstein’s motive? Recently, she has been one of the few ardent defenders of the NSA after the Snowden incident. Now, she is crying WOLF…. and I am in belief that the CIA has uncovered some dirty secrets on her and possibly her staff. So, now she is on the offense in order to run interference and create white noise on a brewing scandal within her sphere of influence!

Mar 12, 2014 12:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mm8833 wrote:

@ lamchops–did you even read the first articles about this issue? All of the illegal activity took place during the Bush administration–anything happening now is simply yet another example of the Obama administration cleaning up the messes wrecked on this country from 2000-2008.

Mar 13, 2014 4:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mucinex1708 wrote:

Oh get this. Notice how they are trying to blame Obama’s spying on Congress, on Bush? They’d blame Obamacare on Bush if they could get away with it.

Mar 13, 2014 6:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Art16 wrote:

Such schoolyard fighting is indicative of some reality somewhere in Washington. Given the track record of Junior High Obama and his Pinhead Flotilla, I would hazard a guess that the CIA went out of bounds, like most of all the other Federal agencies under the astronomically cosmic event horizon {black hole) leadership of our lower case president. So, lets hear what actually happened! It would not put it past the Washington Monument that the CIA were naughty people! They have had six years to play under His Majestic Narcissist, so anything could have occurred.

Mar 13, 2014 7:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
c0menter wrote:

More likely Obama and the WH are mitigating damages, rather than mediating. After all, Obama could solve this crisis now by stopping his executive branch abuses.

Mar 13, 2014 8:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeShawler wrote:

Whitehouse SPOKESWOMAN Jay Carney…. LOL

Mar 13, 2014 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeShawler wrote:

White House “SPOKESWOMAN” Jay Carney???
This President has committed numerous Constitutional violations, but when it seems one is committed against Congress… they finally notice.

Mar 13, 2014 8:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boolaboola wrote:

White House “spokeswoman” Jay Carney … bwahahaha a fitting description for the prevaricator in chief’s chief prevaricator.. he certainly isn’t a man.

Mar 13, 2014 9:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mikem12 wrote:

how come she isn’t complaining about the NSA?? oh it only a problem if they are being looked at.

Mar 13, 2014 9:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
flippr448 wrote:

gotta wonder why the POTUS felt the need to intercede in this little bun fight – isnt this the same administration that has been accused of use domestic agencies to spy on national and international allies and enemies alike? same administration that is accused of using the IRS to limit dissent by denying right-wing super PACs their right to 501b (I think) status – so it gives a casual observer of US politics cause to pause and think that this “rot” might go a lot higher up that just the director of the CIA – didnt Nixon and his crew engage in similar activities once upon a time – it will be interesting to monitor what the Obama side has to say on this as “evidence” continues to mount

Mar 13, 2014 9:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
racer50 wrote:

This is going to lead back to the obama….. scary stuff here.

Mar 13, 2014 11:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
StevePVB wrote:

What a joke. The lawless Obama administration is going to negotiate on behalf of the Obama administration. Par for the course.

Mar 13, 2014 11:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
StevePVB wrote:

What a joke. The lawless Obama administration is going to negotiate on behalf of the Obama administration. Par for the course.

Mar 13, 2014 11:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse

There is ZERO evidence even suggesting that the White House was involved in spying on any congressional member, yet that is what many of you rightie/Obama haters have already jumped to the conclusion of. But I guess if anything you all are consistent, as this fits the exact pattern of the other false ‘scandals’ of the last 5 years( Like the IRS,where political groups of ALL persuasions where targeted, and Benghazi, when after all the facts came out it showed that the video indeed did have influence) that where based more upon thoughts in the rights head then what the actual facts are. And i doubt one of you posting so far could come up with a rough set of bullet points of the timeline of what is going on here with this latest revelation of the CIA/NSA overstepping their authority.

Mar 13, 2014 12:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NeverNever wrote:

Doesn’t it seem a little rich that the CIA is complaining that Congress has been ILLEGALLY SPYING on the CIA? Who is supposed to be in charge in America – Congress or the CIA?

Mar 13, 2014 12:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RobertHere wrote:

Feinstein just loves being morally outraged–and she will lie to get there BUT….. If the CIA did this heads need to roll–Feinstein and Representative Peter King (R-NY) among them. That you can give ANYONE unlimited, unaccountable power without that power being abused is foolish to the point of lying.

Mar 13, 2014 1:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@Fairchild86

Nah, the Senate has been led by the Democrats since 2007, the CIA would be spying on the committee members which has Democrats and Republicans. It is the CIA thinking they are untouchable and Feinstein thinking the same thing. In this case she is right, the CIA has no business doing what they are doing.

Mar 13, 2014 2:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Maybe the NSA is spying on Congress, who’s spying on the FBI, who’s spying on the CIA, who’s spying on the USAF, who’s spying on the ATF, who’s spying on Homeland Security, who’s spying on…..

Mar 13, 2014 10:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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