Secrecy Inc: Activists Sue CIA Over Spying On Classified Report On Covert Torture Program
Because no one has yet been held accountable for U.S. torture practices widely deemed "sadistic and terrifying," two open-government advocates known as Freedom of Information Act warriors are suing the CIA for its continued secrecy about its alleged spying on Senate lawmakers investigating Bush-era torture. Arguing that transparency is "an essential component of viable democracy," investigative journalist Jason Leopold and MIT researcher Ryan Shapiro are thus trying to dig through the stubbornly Kafka-esque terrain that is a classified report investigating a covert torture program subsequently spied on by torturers who are now stonewalling them. We wish them well. Welcome to the most transparent administration in history.