John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, says the agency "made mistakes" in how it interrogated detainees, but that it did not deliberately mislead the White House and Congress about what it was doing. Pushing back...Show More Summary
Over the past several decades, and especially since the terrible tragedy of 9/11, the CIA has been at the forefront of our Nation's campaign against al-Qa'ida and other terrorist organizations worldwide. The women and men of the CIA have operated around the globe, 24-hours-a-day, working with...
A couple years ago, we wrote about a guy named John Brennan (who, we're pretty damn sure is not the John Brennan who is now director of the CIA) who decided to strip naked at a TSA screening area in an airport to protest the screening process. Show More Summary
In what may be the year's least shocking development so far, the TSA has affirmed its own order imposing a fine on John Brennan, the guy who stripped at a Portland checkpoint in 2012, causing the TSAgents to get all... Related...Show More Summary
We've been writing a bit about CIA director John Brennan and his continuing to misrepresent the truth and outright lie. As you probably know, back in March, Senator Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA had spied on the computer network being used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate the CIA's torture program. Show More Summary
Last week, we wrote about how CIA boss John Brennan was trying to do a bit of history rewriting concerning the CIA's spying on Senate staffers' computers. As you may recall, when the allegations first came out, Brennan insisted: "Let...Show More Summary
As you may recall, over the past few months, there's been a rather big story brewing, concerning how the CIA spied on Senate staffers. Specifically, after having explicitly promised not to do so, the CIA snooped on a private network of Senate staffers who were putting together the giant $40 million report on the CIA's torture program. Show More Summary
CIA Director John "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Overseers" Brennan and Dianne Feinstein's Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (i.e., the aforementioned "Stinkin' Overseers") have been having a nasty little spat, revolving around both...Show More Summary
SPYING: Did Brennan Dodge A Bullet? “CIA Director John Brennan may have dodged a bullet over his agency’s potentially unconstitutional snooping on the Senate, but critics insist his reprieve is only temporary. Calls for the spy leader to resign after the CIA admitted that officials spied on the Senate have lost steam in recent weeks, [...]
OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY ADVISER IN 2011: All this “Caliphate” talk is a delusion. That was John Brennan, now the embattled head of the CIA.
On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the August 3 Sunday Shows in the DC Market. Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Highlights include Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on “Face the Nation,” CIA directors John Brennan and Ron Patrick on...Show More Summary
CIA chief John Brennan and Sen. Dianne Feinstein confer shortly before his nomination was confirmed by the Senate. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said Tuesday that the 480-page...Show More Summary
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson has a terrific column today, "Time o tame the intelligence monster," in which he calls for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan over his agency's illegal spying on Congress. From theShow More Summary
Why does CIA director John Brennan still have a job when other scandal-plagued Obama officials have been fired?
USA Today op-ed: Public Servants Acting as Public Masters, by Glenn Reynolds (Tennessee): "Nothing could be further from the truth. I mean, we wouldn't do that." That was CIA Director John Brennan's answer in March when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., charged the CIA with breaking into computers used by Senate...
There are bipartisan calls for an independent counsel investigation -- and Democrat Mark Udall is already calling for resignation. Glenn Reynolds doubts that a resignation, or even a firing, would mean anything at all. Contempt for Congress, and for separation...
Honest. I started writing about this David Cole column asking, “Can Congress rein in the spies?” before John Brennan admitted that, contrary to his earlier assurances, his spooks actually had been spying on their Congressional overseers...Show More Summary
Sen. Saxby Chambliss is my go-to guy when I absolutely must know the unvarnished truth. Ever since he explained that former Sen. Max Cleland (who lost three limbs in Vietnam) was insufficiently patriotic to be reelected (Saxby sat out...Show More Summary
There was a cascade of coverage of the President’s August 1 remarks concerning John Brennan and his defense of his embattled CIA chief, as Obama was also widely derided for his seeming defense of those who tortured “some folks” after 9/11. Show More Summary
CIA Director John Brennan is facing calls to resign after admitting CIA officials spied on a Senate panel probing the agency's torture and rendition program. The allegation surfaced in March when members of the Senate Intelligence Committee openly accused CIA officials of illegally monitoring their staffers' computers. Show More Summary