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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 01:19 PM

Justice declines to pursue allegations that CIA monitored Senate Intel staff

Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

The Justice Department has decided not to pursue accusations that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee and allegations that committee staff slipped classified documents from a secure agency facility, McClatchy has confirmed.

"The department carefully reviewed the matters referred to us and did not find sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal investigation," said Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr.

The news marks an apparent end to an extraordinary feud that spilled into the public forum in early March over the committee’s report on the agency’s post-9/11 enhanced interrogation program. The dispute included competing Justice Department referrals, with both the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee accusing the other side of criminal conduct throughout the course of the interrogation study.

Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., took to the Senate floor in early March and accused the CIA of spying on the computers her committee staff used to create the study. The CIA accused Feinstein’s staff of slipping classified documents from secure agency facilities and transporting them back to Capitol Hill.



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DOJ Won't Investigate Feinstein Claim That CIA Spied On Senate Committee
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/justice-department-no-investigation-cia-senate

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CIA Director John Brennan called Feinstein's claim "beyond the scope of reason."

But Feinstein would not back away from the accusation after her initial speech railing against the CIA.

"The speech was carefully put together. I believe it’s accurate. And I believe those words should stand," she said on CNN.

Senators on Thursday stood by Feinstein and allegations that the CIA conducted an improper search after the DOJ confirmed it would not investigate.

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cal04 Jul 2014 OP
bemildred Jul 2014 #1
AngryAmish Jul 2014 #2
questionseverything Jul 2014 #4
bobthedrummer Jul 2014 #3
woo me with science Jul 2014 #5
24601 Jul 2014 #6

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 01:20 PM

1. Gee, who could have predicted this? nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 03:04 PM

2. What? Deep state decides not to prosecute itself?

 

How could that be?

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:25 PM

4. i guess the mask is off now

when doj will not even PRETEND to investigate the shadow government

this is a huge story...how can i be only the 6th rec?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:23 PM

3. It is firmly fascist- the Department of JUST US. K&R n/t

 

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Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:45 PM

5. We are ruled by criminals. nt

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Fri Jul 11, 2014, 09:13 PM

6. AG Holder made a point that he has wide authorities to not enforce the law.

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