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
12105 16 hours ago Eric Bello
12104 7 days ago Phil Klein
12103 1 week ago Donald W Argus jr Seattle, WA
12102 2 weeks ago Mona Dube Newport, RI
12101 3 weeks ago Richard Monahan San Jose, CA
12100 4 weeks ago Anonymous VA
12099 1 month 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 1 month ago Kip Winter Jewett City, CT
12097 1 month ago kev smith
12096 1 month ago Jean Roelke Sherman, TX
12095 1 month 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 1 month ago jason herman
12093 1 month ago Gerry Cullen Mission, KS
12092 1 month ago William G Gonzalez Suffern, NY To: U.S. Senate:
Demand a Deep Investigation into America's Secret Government!
12091 1 month ago Anonymous port saint lucie, FL
12090 1 month ago Elizabeth Schwerdtle Hailey, ID I hope all members of Congress see the movie Citizenfour, then WAKE UP and start protecting we the people from the nightmarish spectacle of unchecked state power. Isn't that their job?
12089 2 months ago Steve Bannick Crested Butte, CO
12088 2 months ago james slaby Diberville, MS The CIA is never supposed to operate in this country. nThere needs to be more oversight and transparency about everything. No elected official or appointee has the right to deprive us of the truth.
12087 2 months ago Eric Grosshans
12086 2 months ago Kathleen McTeigue Santa Rosa, CA
12085 2 months ago Anonymous Forest Grove, OR
12084 2 months ago Peggy Jayne Ocean View, HI The people at the CIA have not been elected to any government office. They should NOT be running our country.
12083 2 months ago robert thomas rowland heights, CA An independent investigation of our intelligence agencies is long overdue. The time is now.
12082 3 months ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD
12081 3 months ago Matthew Melin San Diego, CA End massive data collection and storage of hundreds of millions of American citizens. Restore our rights afforded to us under the constitution of the United States.
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