For John, BLUF: The Senate remembers it is in charge. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the McClatchy Washington Bureau we have Reporter Ali Watkins looking at a closed-door meeting between US Senators and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr John Brennan. The headline is "New sparks fly between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee".
The dateline is 12 September.
WASHINGTON — Tensions between the CIA and its congressional overseers erupted anew this week when CIA Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized intrusions into computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a damning report on the spy agency’s interrogation program.For those of you looking to see this as a parochial fight, the story only mentions Democrat Senators. This is a case of the Senate waking up to who it is supposed to be and acting that way. There is a reason the Congress is mentioned before the Executive in the US Constitution.
The confrontation, which took place during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, came as the sides continue to spar over the report’s public release, providing further proof of the unprecedented deterioration in relations between the CIA and Capitol Hill.
Regards — Cliff