Senate Select Committee

Latest Senate Select Committee Items
  • Kool-Aid Water Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    JONES: Bringing transparency to detainee treatment

    Eleven members of the committee, Republicans and Democrats alike, voted to declassify the executive summary, findings and conclusions (more than 500 pages) of the committee's oversight report.


  • Text of Feinstein statement on CIA investigations

    Text of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein's statement on the Senate floor about her committee's investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in its detention and interrogation program, as provided by her office:


  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Gen. Dempsey is a failed leader, scathing Senate review found

    Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led by Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, have issued a blistering criticism of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who as Joint Chiefs chairman is the nation’s highest-ranking officer and chief military adviser to President Obama.


  • ** FILE ** Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria on Sept. 9, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington, during a the White House Forum to Combat Wildlife Trafficking. Clinton said any move by Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control would be an "important step." (Associated Press)

    CURL: The drip, drip, drip of Benghazi

    Another day, another revelation on Benghazi. The "bipartisan" Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week put out a scathing report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya, citing "systematic failures" that led to the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.


  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton congratulates President Barack Obama on the House vote to pass health care reform, prior to a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, March 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    BENGHAZI WAS PREVENTABLE: Hillary Clinton cited for major security lapses

    The 2012 terrorist assault on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, involved attackers from several major international terrorist networks, according to a Senate report that blames the intelligence community and the State Department — and Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens himself — for lapses.


  • **FILE** Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Associated Press)

    Congress takes action against NSA phone snooping; security argument fails

    Congress took the first steps Thursday to restrain the NSA's phone-snooping program, with Sen. Dianne Feinstein laying out details of a bill that require phone data be deleted more quickly and agents to let a secret court know immediately every time they want to dig through the data.


  • **FILE** CIA Director nominee John Brennan testifies Feb. 7, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee holding his confirmation hearing. (Associated Press)

    Senate intelligence panel OKs Brennan nomination for CIA director

    While Mrs. Feinstein said all of the committee's Democrats voted to confirm Mr. Brennan, neither she nor Mr. Chambliss were willing to identify the other Republicans who had voted "no."


  • Senators use CIA vote for leverage to get 10 answers on Benghazi attack

    Three Republican senators issued a list of unanswered questions about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Monday — the eve of a Senate committee vote on President Obama's nominee for CIA director.


  • Vote on Brennan for CIA post put off

    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has postponed a vote on the nomination of White House terrorism adviser John O. Brennan to be CIA director after seeing emails that showed his role in drafting controversial "talking points" about the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya last year.


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