Congress Alarmed By Possible CIA Access To Confidential Whistleblower Emails – 26 July 2014

RT logoThe CIA obtained a legally protected, confidential email between whistleblower officials and Congress this spring, raising questions over whether the agency illegally has access to other communications regarding whistleblowers, McClatchy reported.

It is unclear how the CIA got hold of the email and other unspecified communications between Daniel Meyer – the intelligence community’s top official for whistleblower cases – and lawmakers, people familiar with the matter told McClatchy.

The email was about allegations that the CIA’s inspector general, David Buckley, failed to properly investigate potential agency retaliation against an official who was cooperating with the Senate Intelligence Committee on an investigationpertaining to the ‘The Company’s’ use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques during the George W. Bush administration.

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