DiFi’s hypocrisy over domestic spying – Jon Stewart’s take (video)

Jon Stewart weighs in on the growing controversy over the CIA having hacked into the computers, and network, of the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

The CIA reportedly not only broke into the computers in order to spy on members of the committee, but they also deleted over 900 documents that they didn’t think the Senators should have access to.

As David Kravets at Wired points out, Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who is outraged over the new revelations of CIA spying on US Senators, has been quite supportive of such spying when other Americans are the victims:

jon-stewart-dianne-feinsteinFeinstein’s statements criticizing the CIA have particular significance because she is perhaps the biggest senatorial cheerleader for domestic surveillance, including the telephone snooping program in which metadata from calls to, from and within the United States is forwarded in bulk to the National Security Agency without probable cause warrants. A federal judge declared such snooping unlawful last year but stayed the decision pending appeal. The case is before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Here’s Jon Stewart’s take.


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