Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) loves the National Security Agency’s spying so much that she routinely pens op-eds telling Americans how much safer we all are when our privacy is constantly violated. Oddly enough, after learning that the CIA did some snooping into her Intelligence Committee’s privacy, Feinstein didn’t run to The Wall Street Journal with an essay about the merits of government snooping in hand.
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Instead, she has claimed that the CIA violated the 4th Amendment and various Federal laws and referred the matter to the Justice Department for an investigation that could lead to criminal charges.
A computer network set up under a 2009 agreement between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee is at the center of the current feud between lawmakers and intelligence officials. The network was created to provide a “stand-alone computer system” at a secret facility in Northern Virginia with aspects “segregated from CIA networks.”
The system was set up so that the CIA could provide the Intelligence Committee with access to millions of documents related to interrogation techniques, which the Senate was reviewing.