Under the Obama administration the CIA read the emails of congressional staffers. They call it “routine counter-intelligence monitoring,” but it illustrates trends toward uninhibited surveillance-state power that have been snowballing for two decades. Lionel of Lionel Media joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in.
The National Resources Division is the domestic wing of the CIA. Although the CIA is focused on gathering intelligence from foreign nations, it has performed operations within the United States to achieve its goals. Some of these operations only became known to the public years after they had been conducted, and were met with significant criticism from the population as a whole, with allegations that these operations may violate the Constitution.