John Brennan’s Intelligence Waiver
Marc Ambinder, Eli Lake and the tag team of Carol E. Lee and Laura Rozen all report on John Brennan’s compromised role directing the Obama administration’s inquiry into how Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab evaded the no-fly list. Not only was Brennan the first director of the National Counterterrorism Center (and its predecessor, the Terrorist Threat Integration Center), but his old company, The Analysis Corporation, has consulted on terrorist watchlisting as well. Over at Emptywheel (full disclosure: Firedoglake hosts my personal blog), Bmaz snarks:
This is akin to a law school final exam where you try to identify all the conflicts of interest in the given situation.