Democratic Senator Accuses CIA of Spying on Congress
A Democratic senator is accusing the Obama administration of violating the Constitution and undermining separation of powers.
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the CIA may have improperly searched computer files used by the Senate Intelligence Committee due to its review of the CIA's now-defunct interrogation programs.
“They spied on you and lied about it. Now they may have spied on Congress. Wittingly or not, for legitimate reasons or not, the actions of the intelligence community and the White House have compromised national security,” Ron Fournier, senior political columnist for the National Journal, wrote.
Fournier was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss the situation. He said that essentially, the executive branch is accused of intimidating and spying on Congress, while Congress is accused of stealing documents from the CIA.
“What this in effect is is the lap dog finally bearing its teeth,” Fournier said. “Congress has not been a credible oversight of the CIA.”
Watch his full interview above.