More John Brennan Articles

  • 20 watchdog groups call for Brennan's resignation

    A coalition of 20 transparency and ethics watchdog groups are fed up with CIA Director John Brennan's leadership and are calling on President Obama to ask him to step down.

  • Everything Obama says about Iraq is wrong

    President Obama on Monday squeezed another statement on Iraq into his Martha's Vineyard vacation schedule. This time it was to congratulate Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi and urge him to form a more inclusive cabinet.

  • Democrats steamed that White House let the CIA censor a torture report

    Senate Democrats say the White House has pledged to work with them in "good faith" to resolve their differences over redactions to their torture report, but they're still furious that President Obama allowed the CIA, instead of the White House, to take the lead in censoring it.

  • Saxby Chambliss calls Democrats 'absolutely wrong' about CIA tactics

    The senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee Sunday ripped Democrats for a soon-to-be-released review of Central Intelligence Agency interrogation practices, saying that the techniques in question foiled terrorist plots.

  • Dianne Feinstein says intelligence officials 'significantly redacted' torture report

    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the CIA has heavily redacted her panel's final report of its investigation into the agency’s detention and interrogation practices.

  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

    President Obama acknowledged Friday that the U.S. "tortured some folks" in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, highlighting CIA shortcomings ahead of the release of a Senate report on the agency's interrogation techniques.

  • Why Obama can't sweep aside his John Brennan problem at the CIA

    As it did when other agency chiefs came under fire, the White House dismissed calls for Brennan's head, labeling the matter a "misunderstanding" and trying to move past the embarrassing episode. But for President Obama, it won't be that easy, for one simple reason: Democrats are furious.

  • Key Senate Republican defends CIA Director John Brennan

    In his strongest defense of Brennan to date, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said an inspector general's report shows that the CIA head didn't direct or know in advance about the agency snooping on Senate staffers' computers.

  • Obama remains confident in CIA head John Brennan despite Senate spying

    President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan's leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers.

  • If it's not OK to spy on senators, is it still OK to spy on citizens?

    CIA Director John Brennan admitted Thursday that agency officials acted improperly when they hacked Senate computers, according to the Associated Press.



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