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  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Vladimir Putin speak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that...

  • Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to leaked findings. The...

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The classified letter came to light after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 last week...

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Congress should consider contempt charge for former CIA deputy chief

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Congress should consider holding former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell in contempt for repeatedly misleading Congress regarding the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. "Yes, we need to think about that," the South Carolina Republican told a...

  • Lawmakers investigate second EPA official's role in 'CIA' spy scam

    Former Environmental Protection Agency official John Beale is in prison for defrauding the government of almost $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy, and now congressional investigators are turning their attention to a colleague suspected of helping him.

  • Senate committee OKs release of CIA torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully. The result sets the stage for...

  • White House vows to quickly release CIA torture report --- with redactions

    The Obama administration vowed to release a summary on CIA torture practices after a Senate panel earlier Thursday voted to declassify portions of the report, but the White House stressed it would redact any information that harmed national security. “Our position remains that the executive...

  • Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully. The result sets the stage...

  • Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report

    The Senate intelligence committee has voted to release parts of a classified report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11. The vote to declassify the 6,300-page review's summary was 11-3.

  • CIA deputy chief: I mistakenly believed Benghazi terror attack stemmed from protest

    Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell repeatedly told the House Intelligence Committee that he and other intelligence analysts initially believed the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a terrorist attack that evolved out of a protest to an anti-Islamic video. The idea...

  • Former CIA official: No politics in Benghazi memo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's former deputy director said Wednesday he deleted references to terrorism warnings from widely disputed talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack to avoid the spy agency's gloating at the expense of the State Department. Mike Morell faced more than three...

  • Poll: Majority say CIA assassinations 'justified,' trusted more than Congress

    In a significant show of support for the embattled CIA, twice as many Americans say they trust the spy agency more than Congress, and a remarkable majority say that CIA assassinations are “sometimes justified.” In a new Economist/YouGov poll, 54 percent said that killings are sometimes...

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel's vote this week could strain the already rancorous relationship between lawmakers and the CIA, and pressure President Barack Obama to step into the fray. The Senate Intelligence Committee will weigh calling for the release of key sections of a voluminous...

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    If senators vote this week to release key sections of a voluminous report on terrorist interrogations, an already strained relationship between lawmakers and the CIA could become even more rancorous, and President Barack Obama might have to step into the fray.

  • Congress raises pressure on CIA in torture dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding heat on the CIA, the Senate will investigate a computer network that contained a still-secret review of U.S. terror interrogations that led to dueling criminal referrals to the Justice Department and a dramatic collapse in relations between the nation's spy agencies...



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