Secrecy News Headlines — Three Strikes & Out

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**      GAO ACCESS TO INTEL OBSTRUCTED BY 1988 OLC OPINION
**      ETHICS OFFICE PUTS LIMITS ON CIA LOBBYING (2006)
**      REPORT SEES SUCCESSES AND GAPS IN INFO SHARING

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Phi Beta Iota: From an objective third-party stand-point, the US intelligence community appears to believe that it is above all laws including our own–Article 1 of the Constitution does not apply (separation and balance of powers including power of the purse and audit for Congress); that it can “lobby” (never mind the 5% “cut” that all intelligence contractors find a way to deliver to each Member that runs an earmark); and that there have been any successes in information sharing when the IC is spending $75 billion a year to produce “at best” 4% of what the President needs and nothing of substance for anyone else.  The complacency, hubris, & utter blindness to their betrayal of the public trust is breath-taking.  These people mean well, they simply don’t have a clue.