This just in from Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas), Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

“After careful consideration and consultation with the Ranking Minority Member and other members of the Committee, I am announcing an official Committee investigation into possible violations of federal law, including the National Security Act of 1974.

“This investigation will focus on the core issues of how the congressional intelligence committees and Congress are kept fully and currently informed. To this end, the investigation will examine several issues, including the program discussed during [CIA] Director [Leon] Panetta’s June 24th notification and whether there was any official decision or direction to withold information from the Committee.”

The House Democrats appear to have no problem at all bucking the Obama administration, which, through Adm. Dennis Blair, the Chief of Intelligence, claimed that the CIA program was legal and didn’t need to be examined.

(h/t The Plum Line)