Tag Archives: CIA

Who Watches the CIA? Agency Has Been Operating Without Inspector General for 14 Months.

The CIA has been operating without an inspector general for over a year, and the Senators are growing concerned. An inspector general is an internal watchdog position, in charge of investigating fraud, corruption, and other internal affairs. For the CIA,…

Will the Ninth Circuit allow a suit against John Yoo to move forward?

A number of lawyers are urging a federal appeals court to allow a case against John Yoo to go forward. Yoo worked for the Office of Legal Counsel and advised the president on legal issues, including waterboarding and other interrogation…

CIA official who said waterboarding was successful retracts his claim

A former CIA official who previously said waterboarding was an effective means of interrogation, and referred to a specific incident regarding an Al Qaeda operative, now admits he has no firsthand knowledge of the technique or its effectiveness. In 2007,…

Lifting the cover on Canada’s spy files

Michelle Shephard Only the judge and lawyers could see "John" behind a large screen in a Toronto courtroom. The Canadian spy entered through a separate entrance each day last week and a "Do Not Enter. Sealed by Judge’s Order" sign…