Demand a Senate Investigation into America's Secret Government

Senator Dianne Feinstein's allegations that the CIA spied on a Senate investigation of torture under the Bush administration raise serious questions regarding the separation of powers and Congress's ability to monitor our intelligence agencies. And the allegations are only the latest in a series of revelations that show that the United States' secret government is out of control. From our country's actions in the years following 9/11 to the mass surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden, the need for a full accounting of the abuses of our intelligence agencies has become crystal clear.

In the mid-1970s, a Senate select committee known as the Church Committee uncovered CIA plans to assassinate foreign leaders and FBI spying on and intimidation of peace and civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr.. Recently, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., the chief counsel for that committee and recent recipient of the Ridenhour Courage Prize, took to the pages of The Nation to call for a "new Church Committee," one that would serve as "a new nonpartisan, fact-based and comprehensive investigation of our secret government."

The need for more comprehensive scrutiny of our intelligence operations becomes more apparent every day. Join The Nation and Daily Kos in calling on Congress to launch an independent investigation into America's secret government.

(Reuters/Larry Downing)

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Number Date Name Location
12178 7 months ago Lori Alicie Rochester, NY
12177 11 months ago Anonymous Santa Cruz, CA The shadow government serves to undermine the democratic process in favor of an oligarchy.
12176 11 months ago Joseph DeSimone Golden, CO No people can remain free for long when their government feels entitled to ignore their rights at will and to hide its crimes behind a wall of secrets and excuses. Investigate and try everyone invo...
12175 11 months ago Michael Fleury Jeffersonville, VT
12174 11 months ago Ken Burritt Albany, NY
12173 11 months ago Anonymous Miami, FL
12172 11 months ago Anonymous Baltimore, MD
12171 11 months ago Paul Trepes Hammondsport, NY The CIA is only supposed to do its spying outside the borders of the USA.
12170 11 months ago bobbi browne Oak Ridge, TN
12169 12 months ago James Sims CA
12168 12 months ago Anonymous Congress will not investigate itself or the shadow government and the domestic operations it funds and supports in almost complete yet open secrecy.
12167 12 months ago Lee Davis Portland, OR Wiki Leaks proves the US has To many Secrets.
12166 12 months ago kitty leonard Stop this shadow government bankrolled by the .01% world bankers.
12165 12 months ago Anonymous Ann Arbor, MI
12164 12 months ago Cyndie Alexander Lake Charles, LA
12163 12 months ago richard kalbus boise, ID
12162 1 year ago David Jenkins Hillsboro, OR
12161 1 year ago Roscoe Jackson Jackson, TN They are servants of the People.
12160 1 year ago Christine Kasten Tucson, AZ
12159 1 year ago Robert O'Leary Springfield, MA
12158 1 year ago Dale Evans Waimanalo, HI In the spirit of openness, transparency, and honest government, this does not seem like too much to ask. Please consider joining this action.
12157 1 year ago Dan Larkin Vancouver, WA
12156 1 year ago David Braden Oklahoma City, OK
12155 1 year ago Christine Springer Fresno, CA While we weren't paying attention we let corruption creep in and take America away from the people and let corporation loot this country and devastate its population and resources for private profit...
12154 1 year ago Anonymous Speeway, IN
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