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A federal judge concludes that the CIA practiced fraud on the court by failing to disclose that the defendant in a civil lawsuit was no longer a covert agent and thus entitled to protection. Senator Russ Feingold pushes the Obama White House for clarification of its position on the CIA’s disclosure obligations to Congress. With mounting evidence that the CIA has systematically misled congressional oversight committees, Congress ponders how to deal with the problem. The House Intelligence Committee promises its own probe. Others press for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate whether the CIA was intentionally misleading Congress. I discuss these issues with David Shuster on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann:
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Amount that Egypt owes the United States in unpaid parking tickets:
Studies of humankind’s original states—in China, Egypt, the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Peru—suggest that the emergence of bureaucracy catalyzed predatory imperial expansion.
An Egyptian court sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi and 106 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for killing and kidnapping police; conspiring with Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah; participating in a 20,000-man jailbreak; and stealing chickens.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”