Friday, July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Linkedin Pinterest

Letter: Decommission out-of-control CIA

The Columbian

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., revealed that CIA torture programs officially began in 2002, yet members of Congress were told about programs more than four years later. CIA staff later removed access to more than 870 pages of documents, and additionally 50 more documents, in 2010. Finally, CIA staff made false claims that congressional committee staff obtained documents illegally and filed a crime report.

Congress recognizes no CIA claims of “privilege.” Congress has complete legal rights to review documents of any government agency. Any claim of “privilege” by any governmental branch is a bold announcement that they will not obey our laws: U.S. Constitution, Speech and Debate clause, and Fourth Amendment, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Executive Order 12333.

This is one more confirmation that the CIA is out of control. These Americanized Gestapo-KGB agencies with their black operations and unlimited funding are the most dangerous threats to global societies.

Abolish and defund the CIA.

Don Jacobson


Support local journalism

Your tax-deductible donation to The Columbian’s Community Funded Journalism program will contribute to better local reporting on key issues, including homelessness, housing, transportation and the environment. Reporters will focus on narrative, investigative and data-driven storytelling.

Local journalism needs your help. It’s an essential part of a healthy community and a healthy democracy.

Community Funded Journalism logo