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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12124 3 days ago Rich Arsenault Rio Vista, CA
12123 4 days ago Thelma Follett Bellingham, WA Terrible things are done to others around the world in the name of Americans; however, Americans are kept in the dark and prevented from being a part of decision making because the hidden forces of ...
12122 4 days ago Pearl Follett Bellingham, WA See the movie by William Colby's son and read his book for starters.
12121 5 days ago Rhonda Hamilton TN
12120 2 weeks ago Michael Ross Billerica, MA
12119 2 weeks ago Amanda Zehner Athens, GA
12118 1 month ago Brendan Pearse Hillsboro, OR
12117 1 month ago Lynn Price Humble, TX
12116 1 month 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 month ago Nancy blaustein
12114 1 month ago Shannon Moss IN
12113 1 month ago Kim White Albany, OH
12112 1 month ago sirina caputo south williamsport, PA
12111 1 month ago carol jagiello bloomingdale, NJ
12110 2 months ago Amy Atchley Baton Rouge, LA
12109 2 months ago David Conner A government with no accountability is the death of "We the People"; a decent in this case, into corporatocracy.
12108 2 months ago gerrit van der hoogt fayette, MO
12107 2 months ago Dean Peerman Chicago, IL
12106 2 months ago Eric Muller Los Altos, CA
12105 2 months ago Eric Bello Miami, FL
12104 3 months ago Phil Klein Coralville, IA
12103 3 months ago Donald W Argus jr Seattle, WA
12102 3 months ago Mona Dube Newport, RI
12101 3 months ago Richard Monahan San Jose, CA
12100 3 months ago Anonymous VA
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