John Ransom

Oh, now they’ve done it.

They picked on the wrong people this time.

The C.I.A. has apparently been spying on Congress.

I know. Who would have seen that coming?

Spies spying on people? That’s like lawyers legislating or something.

Oh wait….

So, Congress is really, really mad at the C.I.A. now.

According to a story by the New York Times, the C.I.A. snooped on Senate staffers in order to find out how the Senate got internal C.I.A. documents, some of which were critical of “agency’s detention and interrogation program. Parts of the C.I.A. report cast a particularly harsh light on the program, the same program the agency was in the midst of defending in a prolonged dispute with the [Senate] intelligence committee.”

Yes, the Senate found nothing to be riled up about when Fast and Furious happened; nothing in the IRS targeting scandal; nothing about the botched handling of the Boston Bombing suspects; nothing in the NSA spying scandal; nothing to see in the White House targeting of journalists.

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But now they are finally getting dose of what the rest of us are living with every day as we log on to the Internet or make a phone calls.

Hmmm, I wonder who’s listening to me…now? Or right now? Or now?

“On the Senate floor Tuesday,” reports the San Jose Mercury News, “Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that the C.I.A. searched computers used by Senate staff to investigate the C.I.A., confirming a story reported by the New York Times last week.”

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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