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Thursday, July 27, 2017
John Brennan
Mueller

Former CIA Director To White House Officials: Defy Any Trump Order To Fire Mueller

Former CIA Director John Brennan, in a vocal and unapologetic rebuke to Trump, said White House officials should refuse orders to fire special counsel Robert Mueller if ordered to do so by President Donald Trump.

July 25, 2017
CIA

Outgoing CIA Director Rebukes Trump For Twitter Use

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan issued a stern parting rebuke to Donald Trump days before he assumes the U.S. presidency, advising him not to absolve Russia for its recent actions and warning him to watch what he says. The CIA director said Trump needs to be mindful about his off-the-cuff remarks once he takes the oath of office, alluding to his penchant for making broad pronouncements on Twitter.

January 15, 2017
Devin Nunes

The Growing Clout Of House Intelligence Chairman

Spies brief him. Multibillion dollar black budgets await him. Television producers invite him to assess the terrorism threat as he did Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think we’re even worse today,” Rep. Devin Nunes said, comparing the situation to last year. “I think the threat level is even higher.”

September 11, 2016
Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan takes questions from reporters during a press conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, December 11, 2014 (AFP/Jim Watson)

Director Brennan Says CIA Will Never Waterboard Again

His remarks were the clearest repudiation yet of the Bush-era policies which enabled the torture of suspected terrorists.

April 12, 2016
The Central Intelligence Agency logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

CIA Chief Acknowledges Some ‘Abhorrent’ Terror Interrogations

Find out what John Brennan had to say in his first press conference since the release of the Senate torture report.

December 11, 2014

Obama Caught Between CIA And Senator

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A bitter fight between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and CIA Director John Brennan has President Barack Obama caught between a powerful political ally and a trusted senior adviser, a bind likely to tighten as the dispute raises questions of executive power and touches on a key piece of the […]

March 14, 2014

Feinstein Publicly Accuses CIA Of Spying On Senate Computers

By Ken Dilianian, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Senator Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, escalated a behind-the-scenes dispute with the CIA by publicly accusing the spy agency of secretly searching a Senate computer system, an act she said undermines congressional intelligence oversight and may have violated the law. The expanding dispute […]

March 11, 2014

CIA Monitoring Of Senate Computers Referred To Justice Department

By Jonathan S. Landay, Ali Watkins and Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The CIA Inspector General’s Office has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations of malfeasance at the spy agency in connection with a yet-to-be released Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA’s secret detention and interrogation program, McClatchy has learned. The criminal […]

March 5, 2014