November 20, 2016

Pompeo wants to revive mass surveillance

Institute for Public Accuracy - Donald Trump’s reported nominee for CIA director, Rep. Mike Pompeo, tweeted on Thursday about Iran: “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”

McClatchy reports that “Rep. Mike Pompeo wants to revive mass surveillance program.” McClatchy also reports: “In a statement after the 2014 release of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s interrogation practices, Pompeo said they were lawful, and sharply criticized the report’s author, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, then chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. … Pompeo has also served on the special House committee that investigated the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. … The Intercept reports: “Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump’s New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead” and “Donald Trump Hopes to Abolish Intelligence Chief Position, Reverse CIA Reforms.”

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