The United States of America didn’t even possess a secret service for the initial hundred years of its existence and life proceeded along. The Office of Strategic Services(OSS) was created during World War II and it did hire communists along with criminals and prostitutes and bankers and baseball players. After the war that organization was replaced by the CIA. During its sixty years of existence it is difficult to identify a single example in which the CIA forecast an important foreign policy event. From the Bay of Pigs disaster to the end of the Soviet Union to 9/11 its track record has been one mistake after another. Senator Dianne Feinstein is now upset because the inept CIA has resorted to spying on the American government. She has been demanding that the CIA provide the Senate Intelligence Committee with documents.
Feinstein charges that the CIA hacked into Senate computers in search of how United States Senators obtained information! “The CIA did not ask the committee or its staff if the committee had access to the internal review or how it got it. Instead the CIA just went ahead and searched the committee computers.”
It is bad enough engaging in torture, another to directly violate the US Constitution!