Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster started out to block John Brennan’s nomination to run the CIA. It became a rare, wide-ranging Senate indictment of the war on terrorism.
The CIA’s top ally in the Senate thinks the agency is truthful about killing few civilians with drones. But she says “it’s a whole new situation” if the CIA is lying.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wants John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA, to explain the administration’s rationale for targeting U.S. citizens with drone strikes.