- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said he is eager to work with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to show the CIA did not break the law and spy on the Senate.

“The facts will come out, but let me assure you the CIA was in no way spying on the SSCI,” Mr. Brennan said Tuesday on MSNBC. “We greatly respect the separation of powers between the branches.”


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He declined to comment on remarks Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, made on the Senate floor Tuesday morning, saying that he hadn’t yet watched her speech. He did, however, say he wanted to work with her and other senators to put the issue behind them.

“We are eager to work with them to put this chapter behind us because there are so many things on our plate right now for the CIA to handle worldwide,” he said. “We want to learn from the past, which we have and we have done a number of internal reviews, but I look forward to having this chapter of CIA history behind us.”