Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Says President Obama ‘Too Cautious’ on ISIS

Barack Obama, the Ditherer in Chief …

This Sunday on Meet the Press, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein called Barack Obama a ditherer in dealing with ISIS.  Host Andra Mitchell asked, “The fact is, they have been on the march now for months, if not years.  So why does the president still say we don’t have a strategy yet?  The Democrat Senator from California Feinstein’s exact response was, “I think I’ve learned one thing about this president, and that is he’s very cautious.  Maybe in this instance, too cautious.” In other words, a ditherer.

dith•er (definition)

  • to be uncertain or indecisive
  • state of indecision
  • to act irresolutely; vacillate.
  • To be nervously irresolute in acting or doing

ditherer – noun: a person who dawdles or is indecisive, pictorial definition, see Barack Obama.

VIDEO – NBC, Meet the Press

Meet the Press Transcript, Aug 31, 2014:

ANDREA MITCHELL: The fact is, they have been on the march now for months, if not years.  So why does the president still say we don’t have a strategy yet?  Doesn’t that project weakness from the White House?

DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Well, I mean, I know what you want me to say.  But I’m not going to say it in that sense.  I think I’ve learned one thing about this president, and that is he’s very cautious.  Maybe in this instance, too cautious.  I do know that the military, I know that the State Department, I know that others have been putting plans together.

And so hopefully, those plans will coalesce into a strategy that can encourage that coalition from Arab nations, Jordan’s at jeopardy, Lebanon’s at jeopardy, the UAA and other countries are in jeopardy.  So there is good reason for people to come together now and begin to approach this as a very real threat, that it in fact is.

ANDREA MITCHELL: The president back in January told The New Yorker magazine, David Remnick, that ISIS is the JV team.  That was clearly wrong.

DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Well, I think it’s wrong too.  I think it’s a major varsity team.  And if you want to use those kinds of monikers.  But I see nothing that compares with its viciousness.  I’ve been on the intelligence committee now since before 9/11, and I’ve watched this evolution of non-state actors into world terror very carefully and closely.

And this is really the first group that has the wherewithal in terms of financing, the fighting machine in terms of a structure– a heavy equipment, heave explosives, the ability to move quickly, I mean, they crossed the border into Iraq before we even knew it happened.  So this is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous.  And they’ll kill with abandon

CIA Director John Brennan Admits and Apologized For CIA Improperly Accessed/Hacked Senate Computers … Calls For Brennan to Resign


According to a declassified CIA inspector general’s report as reported by ABC News, CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a “lack of candor” when interviewed by agency investigators. CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders for the CIA’s conduct, which was quite a a turnabout for the CIA directors previous comments that the CIA did anything wrong. Yup, no separation of powers scandal here.

The document, released Thursday by the CIA, is a summary of an internal CIA investigation that prompted CIA Director John Brennan to abandon his defiant posture in the matter and apologize to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders.

The inspector general concluded “that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between” the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA in 2009 regarding access to a shared classified computer network, Boyd said. The shared network had been used by Senate aides to access classified files on CIA interrogations. The CIA penetration occurred after the aides got a hold of documents that the CIA claimed were internal, but which showed that some CIA officials shared misgivings about the treatment of al Qaida detainees.



Central Intelligence Agency officers snooped on computers used by a Senate committee investigating the CIA’s interrogation program, an internal agency report has concluded—a critical finding in a bitter standoff between two government branches.

CIA Director John Brennan apologized to key senators, who were briefed this week on the CIA inspector general’s report, the agency said on Thursday.

The finding bolsters allegations by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), the Senate intelligence committee chairwoman, who has denounced what she described as a CIA search of Senate computers that may have violated the Constitution’s separation of powers and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches.

Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.), a member of the intelligence panel, on Thursday called for Mr. Brennan’s resignation after a briefing on the report. “CIA unconstitutionally spied on Congress,” he said. “These offenses, along with other errors in judgment by some at the CIA, demonstrate a tremendous failure of leadership, and there must be consequences.”

The CIA declined to comment on Mr. Udall’s call for Mr. Brennan’s resignation.

Five CIA employees, two attorneys and three information-technology staff members “improperly accessed or caused access” to the special network, according to a declassified summary reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Those efforts included falsifying identities to get on the Senate network, reading emails and taking screenshots, said an official who read the inspector general’s report.

Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) accuses CIA of spying on Congress


CIA chief denies agency spied on Senate computers … “nothing could be further than the truth, we wouldn’t do that. That’s beyond the scope of reason.”

UPDATE I: Two Democrat Senators, Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and Mark Udall call for Brennan to Resign.

Two Democratic senators demanded that Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan resign on Thursday after revelations that the CIA snooped on Senate computers.

Administration officials briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee’s membership on Thursday afternoon about an inspector general report that revealed CIA officials improperly accessed computers used by Senate staffers to research a 6,700-page report on the agency’s Bush-era interrogation and detention practices.

“At this point it would probably be better for the agency, frankly, if he did step aside. I think that the level of trust between the committee and the director has hit a new low,” Heinrich told reporters. He said he had not spoken to Brennan recently.

Obama_Brennan_Defense Department photo

“I have full confidence in John Brennan,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question at the end of an afternoon press conference.

UPDATE II: Obama remains confident in CIA head John Brennan despite Senate spying.

President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan’s leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the findings had not diminished Brennan’s standing in the administration.

When asked whether it damaged his authority or credibility in any way, Earnest said: “Absolutely not.”

Brennan first appointed an outside watchdog to conduct an investigation into the allegations, has “been candid” about the “inconsistencies” that the inspector found, apologized and took the step of appointing a panel to review the need for disciplinary action, he said.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) Disappointed Lawmakers Not Given 30-Day Notice by Law by Obama Administration on Sgt. Bergdahl – Taliban 5 Swap


Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (CA-D) said yesterday of the  Obama administration that she was “very disappointing that there was not a level of trust sufficient” in failing to notify lawmakers 30 days’ notice about a deal to release five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. She stated that National Deputy Security Adviser Tony Blinken called her Monday night “apologizing” for failing to notify lawmakers sooner. DIFI  referred to Blinken’s apology as an oversight. HAH! Oversight? How does the Obama administration go from Jay Carney stating explicitly in 2013 that Congress will be told in advance by law to no communication what-so-ever with the ranking Senate chair?


The Democrat Divide

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein took at shot at the Obama administration on Tuesday for failing to give lawmakers 30 days’ notice about a deal to release five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only POW from America’s war in Afghanistan.

“It’s very disappointing that there was not a level of trust sufficient to justify alerting us,” Feinstein told reporters in the Capitol.

A defense bill that President Obama signed into law in December 2013 requires that Congress be notified 30 days ahead of releasing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

Feinstein said that National Deputy Security Adviser Tony Blinken called her Monday night “apologizing” for failing to notify lawmakers sooner.

“He apologized for it and said it was an oversight,” Feinstein said. When asked whether he used the word “oversight,” Feinstein clarified: “In so many words, I can’t say. That was my impression.”

While the California Democrat says “the president certainly has an executive authority that he can use,” she also wants to know whether Bergdahl was a deserter, and she wants to know the terms of the deal with the Qatari government, which has pledged to keep the Taliban prisoners for a year. There will be a briefing Tuesday for Intel Committee members, and a closed Senate Armed Services Committee hearing next Tuesday about the swap.

Although, this is a Democrats reaction of moral and legal outrage toward the Obama administration and their actions … Are Democrats finally figuring out that Obama does not trust them either or care to include them in his imperial government?   Hot Air points out that despite the arguments offered by the White House that they needed Bergdahl back no matter how he’d been captured, Feinstein suggested that his status mattered in the equation. The American public reaction to this ill-advised prisoner swap will only serve to cause Democrats to further run away from Obama in the upcoming midterm elections.

Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) Calls Benghazi Special Committee: ‘It’s a Hunting Mission for a Lynch Mob”

I think the Democrats protest too much …

On Sunday during CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, liberal Senator Dianne Feinstein D-CA) called the House Select Committee on Benghazi is “ridiculous.” and said …  “I think it’s a hunting mission for a lynch mob.” However, the American people overwhelmingly think different from Di-Fi as 67% support the creation of a Benghazi Special Committee and 51% believe the Obama Administration knowingly lied about blaiming a video tape for the terror attack for political purposes.

Full transcript HERE.

For Democrats, its all about protecting Hillary Clinton’s back side at this point for 2016.

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) & Rep. Rogers (R-MI) Both Say America Is Less Safe From Terrorism Today Than It Has Been in Recent Years … What Happened to Obama’s Claim “Al-Qaeda is on the run”

Looks like Americans were told another lie, I thought President Barack Hussein Obama told us that Al-Qaeda was on the run and on the road to defeat?

This Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, were in complete bipartisan agreement that the United States is less safe from terrorism today than it has been in recent years. Remember when Barack Obama ran on the reelection sound byte that “Al-Qaeda was on the run and on the path to defeat”.  Hmm, too bad this president is all about campaigning to win an election and not about leading to defend America against its enemies.


Americans shouldn’t feel safer today than they did before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees said Sunday.

The country now faces a larger number of threats from splintered terrorist groups and more complex weapons than when the U.S. began combat operations in Afghanistan in 2001, the lawmakers said on CNN’s State of the Union. At the same time, the nation’s spy programs–which can help foil terrorist plots–are under heavy scrutiny that could ultimately lessen their effectiveness.

“The threat is higher today and we’re probably less safe,” Rep.  Mike Rogers (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said.

His counterpart in the Senate agreed.

“I think terror is up world-wide,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.). “There are new bombs, very big bombs…and more groups than ever.”

Sen.  Feinstein said advanced weapons make it easier to bring a bomb onto an airplane and make it harder to track possible threats.

Full State of the Union transcript:

CROWLEY: The big question that’s always asked, are we safer now than we were a year ago, two years ago? In general?

FEINSTEIN: I don’t think so. I think terror is up worldwide, the statistics indicate that, the fatalities are way up. The numbers are way up. There are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks being reinforced for those bombs. There are bombs that go through magnatometers. The bomb maker is still alive. There are more groups that ever and there’s huge malevolence out there.

CROWLEY: So congressman, I have to say, that is not the answer I expected. I expected to hear, oh, we’re safer. Do you agree?

ROGERS: Oh, I absolutely agree that we’re not safer today for the same very reasons.

So the pressure on our intelligence services to get it right to prevent an attack are enormous. And it’s getting more difficult because we see the al Qaeda as we knew it before is metastasizing to something different, more affiliates than we’ve ever had before, meaning more groups that operated independently of al Qaeda have now joined al Qaeda around the world, all of them have at least some aspiration to commit an act of violence in the United States or against western targets all around the world.

They’ve now switched to this notion that maybe smaller events are okay. So if you have more smaller events than bigger events, they think that might still lead to their objectives and their goals. That makes it exponentially harder for our intelligence services to stop an event like that.

CROWLEY: Because essentially one person can do a small event.

ROGERS: Absolutely.

CROWLEY: So, one of the things that the senator said was that there is more hatred out there, more – and why is that? (read more HERE)

How’s that post Iraq looking these days? How’s that claim of the defeat of terrorism looking today? How’s that talking with the Taliban in Afghanistan, the very enemy we looked to defeat, for a troop withdrawal looking these days? How is Libya looking? How about Syria? This is what happens when you put a community agitator, presidential novice in the White House.

Democrats in Full Scale Panic … Congressional Democrats Give Barack Obama 72 Hour Ultimatum to Fix Obamacare or Else … Even Sen. DiFi Off Bandwagon

Barack Obama, the Divider in Chief appears to be dividing his own party: Just how bad is it for Barack Obama and Obamacare … Democrats are looking to break ranks with Obama and actually vote with the GOP.

As reported last night by Megyn Kelly on ‘The Kelly Files’ Congressional Democrats have reportedly given President Barack Obama a 72 hour ultimatum, Friday, to fix Obamacare significantly. If not, they supposedly claim that they will vote with Republicans in a bipartisan effort to fix the train wreck known as Obamacare.

Could it really be true? Are Democrats actually finally willing to break ranks with Obama to save their political skin? The roll out has been so disastrous with the malfunctioning website, woefully low amounts of individuals signing up and millions of Americans losing their insurance after Barack Obama had promised otherwise. However, yesterday former Bill Clinton gave the wink and nod to Democrats that it was okay to run long, deep and far away from Obamacare.

The Full VIDEO can be seen HERE.

It gets even worse for Barack Oabma, if possible. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a Democrat who is not up for reelection in 2014, a liberal in the deep blue state of California that voted for Obama 60% – 37% in 2012, now says she will co-sponsor a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), a Democrat who is up for reelection in 2014, to require insurance companies to continue offering their existing health care.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she will co-sponsor a bill by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to require insurance companies to continue offering their existing health care plans — a way to make good on President Barack Obama’s promise that consumers can keep their current coverage if they like it.

“This bill provides a simple fix to a complex problem,” Feinstein said in a statement Tuesday, calling Landrieu’s proposal a “commonsense fix” and urged Congress to pass it “quickly.”

Feinstein’s support is more evidence that an increasing number of congressional Democrats are getting uneasy about last month’s bungled rollout of the health care law – Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.

Democrats are demanding Obama to “fix” healthcare by Friday or they will vote with the House GOP on proposed legislation that “would allow insurance companies the option of continuing all existing health plans for a year.” However, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can’t get your plan back that you were canceled from. Insurance companies acted in accordance with Obamacare regulations and canceled individuals plans to meet the requirements. They cannot all of a sudden mandate an insurance company to reissue the policies because Obama wants an Obamacare “Mulligan”.

Amazing, Senator Feinstein (D-CA) Says Watertown Citizens Don’t Need “Assault Weapons” During a Time When Killer Terrorists Roamed Their Town

Unbelievable, these liberal Senators who have their own protection tell you that you do not have the right to protect yourself.

Following the Boston Marathon bombings by Islamist terrorists, Senator Feinstein (D-CA) went on FOX News Sunday where she shamefully pushed once again for her failed assault weapons ban. As the city of Boston and surrounding towns were in lock down as two terrorist brothers roamed the streets with explosive devices and unregistered guns, millions of Boston area citizens were in fear as they who were told to stay inside during the door to door man hunt for the Islamist killers. When Chris Wallace asked whether the citizens should have had the right to protect themselves, Feinstein responded by saying … Watertown Citizens Don’t Need “Assault Weapons” .

Because she knows better than you America. How many people who were pinned down in their homes probably wish they had an assault-style weapon to defend themselves and their family? Shouldn’t that be “We the People’s” choice on how to defend ourselves and our right to bare arms and not a government who failed to act in the first place when they were first notified in 2011 by Russia?

“Some may have (wanted to have guns), yes. But if where you’re going is, “Do they need an assault weapon?” I don’t think so… We did away with machine guns because of how they’re used.”

And Now for the Shock of the Day: Massachusetts Police Say Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Didn’t Have Gun Permit to Carry Firearms

Hey Barack Obama, you can lash out all you want, this is why your ridiculous bill did not pass …

Here comes the shocker of the say for liberals, President Barack Obama, Sens. Feinstein and Chuck Schumer, and the other gun grabbing, gun registering, background check, anti-Second Amendment folks … the Boston Marathon bombing suspects didn’t have gun permits to carry firearms. Imagine that, the two terrorist bombers who shot and killed MIT Patrol Officer Sean A. Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. did not have a permit nor would they ever have contemplated getting one. How difficult was this for the AP and Reuters to report the facts that these killers did not have gun permits,  further proving the liberal agenda of wanting to take guns and Second Amendment rights away from law abiding citizens. When will liberals ever admit that the laws they are putting forward do nothing to stop crime? What better example do they need that the gun fire exchanged between the two terrorist brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and police HERE and HERE.

Imagine that Libs, MSM and Barack Obama, these two killers did not have permits to carry guns, so what background law would have prevented this?

Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits.

Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms.

He says it’s unclear whether either ever applied and the applications aren’t considered public records.

What’s this world coming to when an Islamist terrorist does not have a registered gun, does not adhere to the laws and pass background check? Oh the humanity. Next thing we will learn that the pressure cookers were unregistered as well as well as the explosives that the brothers used to throw at the police and used in the bombs at the Boston Marathon that killed 3 people and injured over 170. Is it any wonder why the Democrats anti-gun legislation failed and Obama’s knee jerk reaction to take advantage of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting went down in flames. The bill was then pulled by Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid because he did not want any debate on said bill, go figure.


Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Gun Ban Shot Down By Harry Reid, Vows She is Not Done Yet … “I’m Not Going To Lay Down And Play Dead”

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) anti-Second Amendment gun bill shot down by fellow Democrat Senator Harry Reid.

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has gutted the gun control (anti-Second Amendment Democrat gun grab). As it turns out, the controversial assault weapons ban will not be part of a Democratic gun bill next month. As reported at The Washington Times, Sen. Dianne Feinstein emerged from a closed-door meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday,  but her ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines didn’t. Reid turned down her attempt to bring her ban on 157 different weapons and ammunition clips aboard the Democratic Party’s comprehensive gun bill, Politico reported. The eventual bill that will come up fro a vote will resemble little of what Barack Obama had demanded after trying to exploit the 26 murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.


Dianne Feinstein claims … I’m Not Going To Lay Down And Play Dead” … What a sick and poor choice of words.

The gun control bill headed for the Senate floor bears little resemblance to the far-reaching proposal President Obama unveiled after the deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has decided the federal assault weapons ban will not be a part of the base bill and warned Tuesday an expansion of background checks to cover private sales might not make the cut, either. [...]

Reid said the assault weapons ban sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), which faces staunch opposition from the gun rights group, could have sunk the entire legislative effort.

“Right now, her amendment, using the most optimistic numbers, has less than 40 votes. That’s not 60. I have to get something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue and the other issues that I’ve talked about. That’s what I’m going to try to do,” Reid told reporters Tuesday. Reid has previously opposed the assault weapons ban.

Obviously Harry Reid realized that the so-called assault weapons ban had little chance of passing the US Senate, especially after DI-FI was schooled by Sen. Cruz when Feinstein claims she was not a 6th grader. Out apologies to 6th graders everywhere. Feinstein claims that Reid promised her a separate vote. This loon actually thinks that this bill would pass on its own. Even Reid wants no part of it in a gun safety bill.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Schools 6th Grade Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on the US Constitution and the 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendments … Feinstein Responds: “I’m Not a 6th Grader… I’ve Been Here For a Long Time!”


Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to school and taught her the finer points of the US Constitution and the 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendments. In an astute, logical and intelligent manner, Sen. Cruz asked Sen. Feinstein a simple question as to whether  the 1st Amendment should only apply to some books and not others?  Also, would the 4th Amendment only protect the rights od some individuals from illegal searches and seizures and not others?  Cruz so brilliantly phrased, constructed and articulated his comparison question that it left Feinstein to snap back in an emotional manner and say, “I’m not a sixth grader … it’s fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution.” 


The Question from Ted Cruz to Dianne Feinstein From The Weekly Standard:

The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is,” said Cruz to Feinstein, “Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment, namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights? Likewise, would she think that the Fourth Amendment’s protection against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights?

Senator Feinstein took exception to the fact that she was schooled by Cruz stating she thought he was arrogant and patronizing (VIDEO). Arrogant? Actually Feinstein thinks she should not be questioned by a freshman Senator. Now that’s arrogant.  Obviously the Democrat Senator who’s only qualification on the US Constitution is that she has been in the Senate for decades cannot deal with a debate on her Unconstitutional gun ban. Actually Senator Feinstein, the fact that you have been in the Senate is only more of a reason why there  should be term limits.

GAME, SET AND MATCH as in the end Feinstein was forced to answer Cruz’s question saying, “Obviously YES!”,However, do you want to get in the mind of a ceased, anti-Second Amendment liberal … Dianne Feinstein compared the so-called assault weapons banned, that has already failed in the past, to child porn.

Ted Cruz is a star in the making and a breath of fresh air in the US Senate in Washington, DC. Another reason why we love Senator Ted Cruz, from Weasel Zippers, checks out his back ground and the reason why he could so easily make Feinstein twist in the wind.

In one corner we have Ted Cruz, a brilliant Harvard educated Constitutional lawyer who has authored more than 80 Supreme Court briefs and presented more than 40 oral arguments, including nine before the Supreme Court itself, he also served as law clerk for Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist.

By the way DI-FI, next time don’t insult sixth graders.

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