Report: Napolitano misled Congress on ‘fusion centers’

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The department “provided the committee with the information they asked for,” said the official, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to talk to the press.

Even before the report was released on Wednesday, some lawmakers were criticizing the subcommittee’s conclusions.

“I strongly disagree with the report’s core assertion,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent.

Mr. Lieberman, a longtime champion of the fusion center program, argued the report failed to take account of recent progress made by many of the centers and several law enforcement associations insisted the fusion centers are working.

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Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman is an award-winning reporter for The Washington Times, covering foreign affairs, defense and cybersecurity. He was a senior editor and correspondent for United Press International for nearly a decade, and has covered the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became ...

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