Alex Isenstadt (Politico) with video (00:28):
Calls for an investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency intensified this weekend amid revelations that former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the concealment of a covert agency spy program from Congress.Howie P.S.: As Joe Sudbay says on AMERICAblog, "Even Dianne Feinstein thinks the Bush admin. might have broken law." I see the investigations as more about manipulation of the CIA by Bush-Cheney than just about the CIA itself.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said that the Senate Intelligence Committee should “absolutely” investigate the program.
CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano declined to comment on the New York Times report, saying, “It’s not agency practice to discuss what may or may not have been said in a classified briefing."
“When a C.I.A. unit brought this matter to Director Panetta’s attention, it was with the recommendation that it be shared appropriately with Congress. That was also his view, and he took swift, decisive action to put it into effect,” Gimigliano said.