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CIA chief denies agency hacked US Senate staff computers

Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on Tuesday denied allegations the CIA had illegally hacked computers used by US Senate staff members probing a controversial interrogation program. "Nothing could be further from the truth," Brennan said at an event organized by the Council on Foreign Relations. "We wouldn't do that."

CIA says it did not infiltrate Senate committee computers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA did not infiltrate computers of the Senate committee investigating the agency's interrogation and detention program for terrorism suspects, CIA Director John Brennan said on Tuesday. "Nothing could be further from the truth. We wouldn't do that," Brennan told the Council on Foreign Relations.

Senator accuses CIA of illegal search of Congress computers

A senior US senator on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members who were investigating a CIA interrogation program. Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, angrily denounced the CIA's actions, saying it appeared to be a bid to intimidate lawmakers from holding the spy agency accountable.

Senator accuses CIA of illegal search of Congress computers

A senior US senator on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members who were investigating a CIA interrogation program. Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, angrily denounced the CIA's actions, saying it appeared to be a bid to intimidate lawmakers from holding the spy agency accountable.

Senator accuses CIA of illegal search of Congress computers

A senior US senator on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members who were investigating a CIA interrogation program. Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, angrily denounced the CIA's actions, saying it appeared to be a bid to intimidate lawmakers from holding the spy agency accountable.

US senator accuses CIA of illegal Congress computer search

A senior US senator on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members involved in a probe of a CIA interrogation program. "I have grave concerns that the CIA's search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution," Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a speech on the Senate floor. ico-ddl/sst

U.S. Justice Department reviews dispute between CIA and Senate panel

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department and FBI are looking into a dispute over Senate investigators' access to what the Central Intelligence Agency regarded as highly privileged and sensitive documents about its use of "enhanced" interrogation techniques, sources familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday.

CIA probing allegations it improperly monitored Senate committee: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA has begun a probe of whether members of the agency secretly monitored a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of Bush-era detention and interrogation policies, according to media reports on Wednesday. The New York Times, quoting officials with knowledge of the investigation, said the CIA's inspector general launched the probe after members of Congress complained that agency officers had improperly accessed the work of Intelligence Committee staffers.

Afghan exit could hamper US drone war against Al-Qaeda

The possible withdrawal of all US forces from Afghanistan would hamper manhunts for Al-Qaeda militants in neighboring Pakistan, forcing Washington to find alternative bases for its drone flights, officials and experts say. The CIA's drone war against Al-Qaeda in Pakistan's northwest tribal belt relies heavily on intelligence gathered by spies based in eastern Afghanistan and on the use of Jalabad and other air bases in the area.

Americas News Agenda for February 11

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday + Obama welcomes French president to White House + Pacific castaway expected home in El Salvador + New Fed chief testifies in Congress + Yahoo chief, Facebook executive speak at summit WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama welcomes French leader Francois Hollande to the White House. The ceremony will be followed by a private meeting and a later news conference. Ceremony starts at 1400 GMT.
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