Now she gets it?

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

The Associated Press news story “CIA accused of meddling in torture probe” reported that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reacted angrily when she discovered that the CIA, an agency she has long supported, had surreptitiously searched a Senate computer network.

The senator said she had “grave concerns that the CIA's search may well have violated” the Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.

Under what rock has this woman been for the last two years, when it has been widely reported and acknowledged that another of the government's secret agencies, the National Security Agency, has likewise snooped on every phone call and email that has been transmitted within the country? During that two-year interval, Ms. Feinstein, with blinders firmly in place, never voiced an objection and continued to be “one of the intelligence community's most ardent advocates,” as the story described her.

This is a classic case of “it all depends upon whose ox is being gored.”

Wayne Baughman

Salem

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