DiFi Makes Her Point … Maybe?

The day after the stench of torture ruined Zero Dark Thirty’s Oscar hopes, Reuters reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee has dropped its probe of the movie.

One day after “Zero Dark Thirty” failed to win major awards at the Oscars, a congressional aide said on Monday the Senate Intelligence Committee has closed its inquiry into the filmmakers’ contacts with the Central Intelligence Agency.

The intelligence committee gathered more information from the CIA, film director Kathryn Bigelow, and screenwriter Mark Boal and will not take further action, according to the aide, who requested anonymity.

And that may be all there is to the story.

Or maybe not.

As was made clear by the correspondence between Dianne Feinstein and Mike Morell in December, what DiFi wanted was to make sure CIA was not making official claims that torture worked.

In addition to ZD30′s failures last night, something else has happened — or was scheduled to happen — since that time. The CIA was supposed to provide its response to SSCI’s Torture Report on February 15. And of course, because of the delay of Brennan’s confirmation, Morell remains the Acting Director at CIA.

While I’ve seen no reporting on what they said, I presume if they were at least open to the conclusions of the report, DiFi would have less reason to continue correcting the record on ZD30 publicly.

Who knows? Maybe she achieved two objectives with her public pressure? Sinking the chances of the movie, and pushing against any rejection of the report.

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emptywheel @dbarajassolano Interesting that Uribe still has more.
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emptywheel @gnzlrm Agree that'd be the target. But 1) how many of THEM are on Twitter and 2) how many of them would follow Francis?
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emptywheel @zrahul2020 Yup, I started this trying to confirm that @narendramodi has most of any national leader after Obama. He appears to.
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emptywheel @gnzlrm I'd be pretty interested in demographics of his Latin account. Who tweets in Latin!?!?!
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emptywheel @gnzlrm There are definitely dupes, which is interesting bc content is the same unlike, say, Bibi's two accounts (by appearance).
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emptywheel .@gnzlrm So combined, the Pope has 17.6M followers @Pontifex_es @Pontifex_pt @Pontifex_it @Pontifex_ar @Pontifex_ln @Pontifex_de
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emptywheel .@gnzlrm Oh, thanks--that puts him well past the Dalai Lama @Pontifex_es @Pontifex_pt @Pontifex_it @Pontifex_ar @Pontifex_ln @Pontifex_de
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bmaz @seanpaulkelley How did you get a picture of my daughter??
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emptywheel @dwdavison9318 I can't think of who might be more (that's why I was going to check Indonesia). @najibrazak has 2.33M
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emptywheel @02CRMBL Tho I would imagine Merkel has the personality to pull it off.
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emptywheel @02CRMBL Maybe they don't know it'd be the place NSA would be least likely to spy on them
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emptywheel @dwdavison9318 Which would put him ahead of @Pontifex.
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