CIA Caught Spying on Congress? Time for Another Obama “Trust Government” Speech

McClatchy News Service reports that the CIA reportedly was caught spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee.  This is the type of story that, served along with breakfast, is even better than a Dunkin Donuts vanilla crème donut.   The CIA was riled up because the Senate Committee crafted a massive report on the failure and crimes of the CIA’s torture regime.

This brouhaha is ill-timed for the administration’s campaign to restore faith in government.  The result:  another Obama speech on why Americans have a patriotic duty to trust the government.

Perhaps Obama will assure us that we have nothing to fear from CIA spying because of the great oversight job Congress does.

And maybe Cass Sunstein can write another oped, lecturing senators on why they should not be paranoid.



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3 Responses to CIA Caught Spying on Congress? Time for Another Obama “Trust Government” Speech

  1. Jim March 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I had to squeeze this down for Twitter. The Dunkin Donut bit simply did not fit, so instead I said that story “was like having catnip for breakfast.”

  2. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit March 6, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    Not that anything will come of it, most likely. The CIA (and other agencies) have too many fat files full of good stuff, and the ruling class have too many privileges and perks. There may be harumphing – but no actual substantive action or accountability.

    All part of the Decline And Fall.

    Got popcorn?

    • Jim March 6, 2014 at 9:59 am #

      Lawhobbit, you obviously don’t appreciate how this is a wonderful opportunity for the system to redeem itself.