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Human Rights First: Photo Reveals CIA's Response to the Senate Torture Report

What is CIA Director John Brennan holding in his hands? Marcy Wheeler reports that it's the CIA's response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the post-9/11 CIA torture program.

Human Rights First: Photo Reveals CIA's Response to the Senate Torture Report

What is CIA Director John Brennan holding in his hands? Marcy Wheeler reports that it's the CIA's response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the post-9/11 CIA torture program.

Human Rights First: Photo Reveals CIA's Response to the Senate Torture Report

By Marc Jayson Climaco Human Rights First What is CIA Director John Brennan holding in his hands? Marcy Wheeler reports that it's the CIA's response to the...

What happened in Stare Kiejkuty?

WHY DID the director of the CIA, John Brennan, surreptitiously come to Poland last month for meetings at the ministry of interior and the ministry of foreign affairs? The American embassy in Warsaw and Polish government sources did not...Show More Summary

The CIA Doesn't Need a 'Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade' to Keep Secrets

John Brennan's "Honor the Oath" program is misguided, counterproductive -- and a little insulting to agency employees.

Congress against arms delivery to Syrian "rebels"

An Ad hoc group of Congress members held, Thursday 27 June 2013, a special closed session on Syria with CIA Director John Brennan (pictured), in the presence of Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. The...Show More Summary

CIA Memo Asking People To Stop Leaking To The Press Gets Leaked To The Press

last yearNews : Mediaite

CIA Director John Brennan sent out an agency memo recently attempting to crack down on intelligence leaks to the media. How do we know this? Because the CIA memo in question was leaked to the media, specifically the Associated Press, which reported the memo's existence on Wednesday.

CIA Memo On Stopping Leaks To Reporters Is Promptly Leaked To Reporters

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Sometimes these kinds of stories write themselves. With all of the leaks coming out of the NSA lately, the CIA, complete with new director John Brennan, has announced a program to stop leaks to reporters from within the CIA. And, wouldn't...Show More Summary

Biden Gathers Senators For Last-Minute Syria Briefing; CIA Torture Report Nixed

On Capitol Hill Thursday, an intimate briefing between CIA Director John Brennan and the top two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee exploded into an impromptu and classified briefing on Syria with top leaders at the State Department,...Show More Summary

CIA Anti-Leaking Campaign Memo Leaked

CIA Director John Brennan, a leaker in his own right, has launched an anti-leaking program inside the CIA called the “Honor the Oath” campaign. How do I know about this? It was leaked.

Paul Sounds Alarm on Domestic Drone Strikes

Republican Rand Paul took to the floor of the U.S. Senate this week to filibuster John Brennan's nomination to become head of the CIA. "I will speak as long as it takes," the junior senator from Kentucky said, "until th

Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell to retire, replaced by White House counsel

Michael Morell, the Central Intelligence Agency's deputy director, is planning to retire, CIA Director John Brennan announced Wednesday, and will be replaced by White House counsel Avril Haines. "As much as I would selfishly like to keep Michael right where he is for as long as possible, he has decided to retire to spend more [...]

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell Retires

last yearNews : The Two-Way

Michael Morell served 33 years in the agency and was the acting head before John Brennan was confirmed for the post.

A.M. Links: Obama’s Republican Dinner Guests Complain Over Lack of Follow Through, Obama Visiting NJ to Review Storm Recovery, Toronto Mayor Denies Smoking Crack

last yearNews : Reason

Republican senators who had dinner with Obama in March (while Rand Paul was filibustering the nomination of John Brennan) say there has been no follow through on deficit negotiations since then. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice,...Show More Summary

Some Updates, Which I Guess Have Turned Out to Be Mostly About Randy Quaid

No ruling yet in the case of John Brennan, not the drone-loving CIA director but the heroic anti-TSA protester who stripped naked at Portland International Airport last year. A judge dismissed criminal charges against Brennan on First Amendment grounds but...

Rand Paul Responds to Obama on Drones: Power Point Presentations May Not Represent Due Process

last yearNews : Reason

Rand Paul, who led a thirteen hour filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA over the issue of drones targeting Americans, responded today to the president’s most detailed comments on U.S. drone policy so far in his administration. Show More Summary

Stratfor Email: Brennan Behind 'Witch Hunt' of Journalists Reporting Leaks

An obscure November 2012 Wikileaks email dump points to former White House counterterrorism adviser and now-CIA chief John Brennan as the person behind the “witch hunt” of journalists who reported unflattering Obama administration leaks. Show More Summary

Fatster’s Roundup

? CIA Director John Brennan has been in Israel talking to the Israeli Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Military Chief of Staff and Mossad Chief. ? OK Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has signed a bill she’s long pined for that “allows businesses to opt out of the worker’s compensation system as long as they provide equivalent benefits to injured workers.”

CIA chief makes unannounced Israel visit amid growing concerns over Syrian weapons

An Israeli defense official says the head of the American CIA spy agency has made an unannounced visit to Israel.The official says CIA chief John Brennan met Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. He did not disclose other details.The...Show More Summary

So a Guy Stripped Totally Naked at a TSA Checkpoint...

last yearLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

This is without a doubt the least sexy naked travel post that we've ever blogged. John Brennan is a Portlander with what appears to be a libertarian streak. Last April he was going through a TSA checkpoint when officers detected nitrates on his clothing. Show More Summary

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