Why did Panetta act so swiftly?
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Did the CIA deliberately keep its own director in the dark about a secret program? The latest storm to break over Langley emerged after the New York Times reported over the weekend that former Vice President Dick Cheney had ordered that the program be kept from Congress's oversight committees. Apparently, CIA Director Leon Panetta was told of the program's existence on June 23, four months after he took over the agency. Within 24 hours, he had canceled it and briefed the congressional oversight committees of its existence.
Makes you wonder what it was if Panetta canceled it so promptly.
The program was probably exposing Democratic criminality. That would be why it would have been kept from Congress, and why Panetta would have canceled it so swiftly.
More likely, Cheney was spying on Congress, and/or the Saudi Royals.