John Brennan

CIA Whistleblower: John Brennan Is Out For Himself, Not the Resistance

August 23, 2018

Donald Trump’s revoking of ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance has re-ignited a bitter public feud. Ex-CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou argues that given Brennan’s record and personal ambitions, he is not a trustworthy Resister.

Empire in Decay: Federal Government Falling Apart as Spying Allegations Fly

March 7, 2017

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says there is a theory circulating in the intelligence community that the CIA asked the British to spy on Trump on behalf of the Democratic Party; the politicization of the intelligence agencies is a reflection of a dying empire

Torture

December 11, 2014
McClatchy reporter Jonathan Landay says the CIA torture report is putting political pressure on the U.S. administration, but is unlikely to lead to any criminal prosecution

Bush's torture legacy

December 9, 2014
The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

TRNN on Leaks

March 31, 2014
Larry Wilkerson: Latest report further corroborates evidence proving torture’s ineffectiveness, while placing greater pressure on President Obama to issue an investigation into CIA’s practices

White House Withholds Thousands of Documents from Senate CIA Probe

March 16, 2014

Jonathan Landay: Despite vows to support the Senate Intelligence Committee , the White House has not turned over 9,000 pages of Bush Administration documents

CIA and NSA Wrongdoing Requires Independent Investigation, Says Former Church Committee Staff

March 16, 2014

Burt Wides, a former chief investigator for the Church Committee, who helped create the Senate and House intelligence committees, says these oversight bodies are now too entwined with the intelligence agencies; further reason for an independent committee is President Obama will not pursue an investigation into the actions taken during the Bush/Cheney administration’s ‘war on…

CIA vs. Senate: Who Is Obama Protecting?

March 14, 2014

Elizabeth Goitein: President Obama is protecting senior CIA officials and himself