It’s an interesting situation when people in the government can’t trust the government themselves. Check it out…
CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders on Thursday for the CIA improperly accessing a stand-alone computer network established for the committee as part of an investigation into the George W. Bush-era detention and interrogation programs. The extraordinary apology led at least one senator to call for his resignation.
The apology from Brennan came after months of public denials from the intelligence agency and ahead of the public release of an Inspector General’s report that found the CIA conducted improper searches of Senate computers. Brennan was briefed that the report would document the searches prior to his apology.
“Director Brennan was briefed on the CIA OIG’s findings, which include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI [Senate Select Committee on Intelligence] and the CIA in 2009 regarding access to [the network],” CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement. “The Director subsequently informed the SSCI Chairman and Vice Chairman of the findings and apologized to them for such actions by CIA officers as described in the OIG report.”
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