An internal investigation by the Central Intelligence Agency has found that its officers improperly penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program.
In a statement issued Thursday morning, a C.I.A. spokesman said that agency’s inspector general had concluded that C.I.A. officers had acted inappropriately by gaining access to the computers.
The statement said that John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director, had apologized to the two senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and that he would set up an internal accountability board to review the matter. The board will be led by former Senator Evan Bayh, Democrat of Indiana.
So the CIA “improperly penetrated” the computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Don’t worry though, CIA Director John Brennan said he was sorry.
Let’s also remember that the NSA has probably had a live feed of every computer in the Capitol for years now. You’ll remember that Diane Feinstein wasn’t all too upset about the revelations that the NSA had been spying on literally everyone until it became clear that Congress too was being spied on.
NSA/CIA spying on the communications and internet activities of average Americans: par for the course, NSA/CIA spying on Congress: a gross perversion of justice and the rule of law.