CIA Director Denies Spying On Senate Intel Committee

Source: NBC News

CIA Director John Brennan told NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell that the agency did not snoop on Senate Intelligence Committee computers to thwart an investigation into illegal detention and interrogations under President Bush.

“We weren’t trying to block anything,” Brennan said.The matter is being dealt with in an appropriate way,” he added. “The CIA was in no way spying on [the committee] or the Senate.”

The exclusive Tuesday interview was Brennan’s first since the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee charged that the CIA had searched the panel’s computers, possibly violating the law.

“The CIA just went and searched the committee’s computers,” California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, calling the the matter a “defining moment” for the oversight of the Intelligence Committee.

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