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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:
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Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
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On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Chance that a civilian who died in a 20th-century war was American:
A physicist calculated that mass worldwide conversion to a vegetarian diet would do more to slow global warming than cutting back on oil and gas use.
“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”
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