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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12118 3 days ago Brendan Pearse Hillsboro, OR
12117 1 week ago Lynn Price Humble, TX
12116 1 week ago Jim Oleachea Portland, OR Don't fool yourselves, America is no longer a democracy. The US government is being run by multinational corporations and the 1%. These companies and powerful individuals control the CIA, NSA….. Ti...
12115 1 week ago Nancy blaustein
12114 1 week ago Shannon Moss IN
12113 3 weeks ago Kim White Albany, OH
12112 3 weeks ago sirina caputo south williamsport, PA
12111 4 weeks ago carol jagiello bloomingdale, NJ
12110 4 weeks ago Amy Atchley Baton Rouge, LA
12109 4 weeks ago David Conner A government with no accountability is the death of "We the People"; a decent in this case, into corporatocracy.
12108 1 month ago gerrit van der hoogt fayette, MO
12107 1 month ago Dean Peerman Chicago, IL
12106 1 month ago Eric Muller Los Altos, CA
12105 1 month ago Eric Bello Miami, FL
12104 1 month ago Phil Klein
12103 1 month ago Donald W Argus jr Seattle, WA
12102 1 month ago Mona Dube Newport, RI
12101 1 month ago Richard Monahan San Jose, CA
12100 2 months ago Anonymous VA
12099 2 months ago Erik Skamser Oak Park, IL To the United States Senate:

Senator Dianne Feinstein's allegations that the CIA spied on a Senate investigation of torture under the Bush administration raise serious questions regarding...
12098 3 months ago Kip Winter Jewett City, CT
12097 3 months ago kev smith
12096 3 months ago Jean Roelke Sherman, TX
12095 3 months ago Bruce McLendon Shelton, WA We are not the rubes you think we are, no, we know the about the illegal activities that keep getting utilized in our collective name and we are tired of it. The day of reckoning is drawing closer a...
12094 3 months ago jason herman
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