SPYING: OBAMA KNEW. Obama knew CIA secretly monitored intelligence committee, senator claims. “Independent observers were unaware of a precedent for the CIA spying on the congressional committees established in the 1970s to check abuses by the intelligence agencies.” That’s because such spying is illegal. I wonder who else, inside and outside the various branches of government, was being similarly spied upon. And what was done with the information learned.
I’m sure Obama is using this capability. I’m fairly certain both Bushes did as well. (You don’t run the CIA without developing a “nose for the news.” Not to mention Clinton. And Nixon. But J. Edgar Hoover really created the whole genre.