Jul 31, 2014 9:29 PM by Rob Quirk

Udall calls for CIA Director to Resign

Colorado U.S. Senator, Mark Udall, on Thursday, asked for the immediate resignation of C.I.A. Director, John Brennan.

Udall claims that the Central Intelligence Agency, illegally, and unconstitutionally, "hacked" in to the computer records of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Senator Udall called for his dismissal after attending a classified briefing on the incident. Udall said after the meeting, "After being briefed on the CIA Inspector General report today, I have no choice but to call for the resignation of CIA Director, John Brennan. The CIA unconstitutionally spied on Congress by hacking into the Senate Intelligence Committee computers. This grave misconduct not only is illegal, but it violates the U.S. Constitution's requirement of seperation of powers."

Brennan has convened an internal accountability board that will examine whether the CIA officers should be disciplined.

Meantime, Republican Cory Gardner, who is running against Udall in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race, told News5 that this is "an outrageous abuse of executive power and yet another shameless breach of privacy by this Administration." Gardner went on to say that if the allegations are true, Brennan should resign immediately, and that if anyone from the agency misled the public, they should be investigated for potential wrongdoing. 

The Inspector General investigation found that CIA officers searched the Senate computer files and other records without permission for information gathered in the course of a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrrogation techniques.



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