Wednesday, Oct 28th, 2009
Comment: Only five, get real!
The CIA may have misled Congress at least five times since 2001, two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday.
Intelligence subcommittee Chairwomen Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) are leading an ongoing investigation into what they described as a practice of incomplete and often misleading intelligence briefings, which arose in the wake of CIA Director Leon Panetta’s June 24 admission that intelligence officials failed to notify Congress about a top-secret program to assassinate al Qaeda leaders.
“That is an example of a failure to notify but we think a symptom of a larger disease,” Schakowsky said on Tuesday.
“There have been many instances where we’ve come to a committee hearing, after having read in the paper of something that should have been notified to us, where it’s followed up my mea culpas by the intelligence community,” Schakowsky said. “And examples where the committee actually has been lied to.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10:21 am