Friday, March 28, 2014
Barry, My Liege :
While it is easy to understand that you do not wish to intervene in the discussion of whether or not the CIA behaved criminally, it is clear that John Brennan has to resign now.
The situation is beyond a criminal matter and affects the integrity of the Constitution itself. It is simply not aceptable. It is time for you to act, now.
Here is how Harry Reid puts it in the first two paragraphs of his letter to the Attorney General :
'As you know, in January 2014, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan personally informed Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss that the CIA apparently had - without prior authorization or consultation - accessed a computer network designated for the Intelligence Committee's exclusive use in conducting its official oversight duties.
As Majority Leader of the Senate, I have a responsibility to protect the independence and effectiveness of our institution. The ClA's decision to access the resources and work product of the legislative branch without permission is absolutely indefensible, regardless of the context.
This action has serious separation of powers implications. It is immaterial whether this action was taken in response to concems about the Committee's possession of a disputed document; this stands as a categorically different and more serious breach.'
Read it here : https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1094200-letter-holder-on-ssci-computer-breach.html#document/p1
It is, My Liege, time for you to act by demanding the resignation of John Brennan. It is the sensible way to send a signal to the intelligence community that they MUST obey the Constitution.
Failure to act here will have intolerable consequences, My Liege.
We wait your action.
Your faithful servant,