The woman who has done more than any other U.S. Senator to deny ordinary citizens the protections of the 2nd and 4th Amendments has suddenly become a Constitution-waving whistle-blower after she discovered that her own computer and those of the Senate Intelligence Committee she chairs were invaded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). A power struggle and shouting match erupted late Tuesday between Congress and CIA, with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein stating her “grave concerns” that the intelligence community has “violated the separation-of-powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution.” No kidding. Apparently, the CIA has been spying on her committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee, as they were investigating certain CIA activities.
During her Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Feinstein visibly bristled and displayed what the Washington Post called “flashes of anger” at the very thought that she would be illegally spied upon by an agency that she had just characterized weeks ago as totally trustworthy. In fact, she’s been described as a “cheerleader” for the NSA, publicly mocking whistleblowers like Edward Snowden for not trusting the integrity of the intelligence bureaucracy that is her job to oversee. That all changed today.
As of Tuesday night, there were no reports on whether Sen. Feinstein is still waiting for her own (currently) legal handgun to be confiscated before she becomes outraged about unconstitutional government restrictions on the 2nd Amendment rights of her fellow citizens.
Read more at the Washington Post.