Talk about intrigue. This story is amazing.
Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, went to a secret undisclosed location, used CIA computers and then printed off and absconded with information about the CIA’s terrorist interrogation program.
U.S. officials said the network set up under Panetta included three distinct areas, each sealed off by a firewall — one accessible only to the committee, one exclusively for the CIA, and a shared space in the center where the agency could put records it wanted to share.
“The firewall was breached,” said a U.S. official briefed on the matter. “They figured out a work-around.”
If true, that would represent an embarrassing lapse in security in the computer system assembled by the agency.
Again, Senate staff members basically hacked a CIA computer database like a team of well-organized spies to obtain incredible valuable and potentially damaging information. And evidently, all this evidence is now sitting in a safe in the Hart Senate Office Building. Amazing.