With the Republicans taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives and heading all House committees, members of the nation’s intelligence and law enforcement communities expect more support and fewer threats.
In fact, most of the chairmen of House committees — Rep. Peter King, Rep. Mike Rogers, etc. – who will have an impact on intelligence, law enforcement and counterterrorism have a record for supporting those on the frontline of the war on terrorism. Gone are the “useful idiots” who are quick to accuse cops, spies and soldiers of criminal behavior without evidence such as Rep. John Conyers, who actually supports Fifth-Column Islamic groups against his own nation.
After numerous threats made against intelligence officers of the Central Intelligence Agency by the Obama Administration, Attorney General Eric Holder and Democrat members of both houses of congress, no criminal charges have been — or will be – filed against US intelligence officials accused of destroying videotapes showing CIA interrogations of terror suspects, according to a statement received by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
In the statement, Justice Department officials said that following an intense and thorough investigation an the official who spearheaded the investigation decided against pursuing criminal charges for the destruction of the CIA interrogation tapes.
Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta said that CIA personnel had cooperated with investigators from the start and will continue assist the Justice Department, he and the CIA are ”pleased that the decision was made not to charge any Agency officers for the destruction of the tapes.”
During the last year of the Bush Administration, then-US attorney general Michael Mukasey opened the inquiry after learning that CIA officers may have destroyed tapes showing harsh interrogations of two Al-Qaeda suspects in 1985.
There are many voices in Washington, DC calling for an end to these types of covert actions by the U.S. intelligence community including interrogations, assassinations and other intelligence operations.