Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
“There are basically two CIAs.”
“Now we have two separate and distinct entities: one trying to do objective analysis (against great odds, by the way) and the other doing these operations.”
Contractors do the dirty work.
“The Congress used to do oversight. Now they’re really the overlook committees. They haven’t done any oversight.”
“Judge shopping….” “If they find the right kind of judge to make this kind of ruling, they’re able to get off scot free.”
“The Executive can pretend that this will do undo harm to national security….”
“That gives the President his own, personal Gestapo.”
– Ray McGovern
Last week, a Federal Judge ruled that the government can suppress information about basically whatever they would like, even if it is illegal. The decision was made as a response to the Freedom of Information Act, which was filed by the ACLU. Ray McGovern says the CIA has broken into two organizations that differ in their ideology about information.