After four and a half years, today is my last day covering the Senate Intelligence Committee. I am here to report that I never actually did secure a chair.
Covering Senate Intel, though, has been crazy and frustrating and a hell of a lot of fun. I learned a lot. And since there's heightened interest in this otherwise quiet Hill fixture, here's some random stuff I learned.
1. The concept of "who watches the watchmen" is so important. SSCI is *the* external oversight check on some of the administration's most secretive programs. Someone (ie, journalists) needs to make sure they're doing it well.