Friday, January 16, 2015

Bayh-Led Inquiry Clears CIA Employees Of Spying On Senators

When CIA Director John Brennan selected an accountability board headed by former Sen. Evan Bayh, which included Obama's former White House Counsel Robert Bauer and three career senior CIA officials to investigate employees of the CIA who spied on the work of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I didn't expect the kangaroo court to find any wrongdoing, and the Bayh-led investigation didn't disappoint. Not surprisingly, it recommended no disciplinary action against the CIA employees who accessed the Senators' computer database.
"The Board found that no discipline was warranted for the five CIA personnel under review because they acted reasonably under the complex and unprecedented circumstances involved in investigating a potential security breach in the highly classified shared computer network," former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), who led the Accountability Board that reviewed the matter, said in a statement on Wednesday. 
What Bayh meant to say was that the ends justifies the means because that's the Machiavellian code under which the CIA operates. Members of Congress are regularly spied upon by the military/industrial complex to catch them in compromising situations so they can be blackmailed and controlled. This cover-up should be good for a few million dollars more being added to Bayh's fortune, already worth more than $10 million built almost entirely on trading government service for personal wealth-building purposes. Meanwhile, government whistle blowers who put the American people's interest ahead of the vast spying network and money laundering operations established solely to benefit the permanent military/industrial complex face threats of life imprisonment for leaking information the public has a right to know.

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