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  • **FILE** Former presidential candidate Ron Paul (Associated Press)

    Ron Paul: 'Washington does not care about our privacy'

    Former Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, accused politicians like Sen. Dianne Feinstein of hypocrisy Monday, saying she only began caring about privacy issues once she recently accused the CIA of snooping on Senate Intelligence Committee staff computers.


  • US cites security more to censor, deny records

    The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.


  • In this March 11, 2014, photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been referred to the Justice Department. For President Barack Obama, a public spat between his trusted ally at the CIA and a loyal Democratic senator has put into sharp focus his complicated role in managing the post-Sept. 11 anti-terror programs he inherited from George W. Bush. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Obama refuses to 'wade into' CIA-Senate fight between Sen. Feinstein, Brennan

    For President Barack Obama, a public spat between his trusted ally at the CIA and a loyal Democratic senator has put into sharp focus his complicated role in managing the post-Sept. 11 anti-terror programs he inherited from George W. Bush.


  • Old Enemy: Osama bin Laden told an FBI source in 1993 that he was looking to finance terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. (Associated Press)

    Imprisoned Pakistani doctor who helped CIA track bin Laden has sentence reduced

    A Pakistani doctor convicted of treason for helping the CIA track Osama bin Laden had his sentence reduced by 10 years to a total of 23 years.


  • **FILE** Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Rep. Adam Schiff: CIA spying is unconstitutional

    Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, said Wednesday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein is correct in calling the CIA's spying on senators unconstitutional if what she claims is true.


  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, says it's too early to reach any conclusions after allegations were made that the CIA snooped through Congressional computers. He said there are a lot of unanswered questions that must be addressed. (Associated Press photographs)

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss urges caution in CIA-Senate clash

    The top Republican on the Senate intelligence committee pushed back Wednesday against accusations that the CIA snooped through congressional computers, saying that the facts are still too murky to draw any firm conclusions and a special investigator may have to be enlisted to sort it all out.


  • CIA lawyer at center of computer snooping clash

    The top CIA lawyer accused by the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee of trying to intimidate the panel over its investigation into secret prisons and brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects was himself involved in the controversial programs, cited more than 1,600 times in the Senate's unpublished investigative report, according to the panel's chairwoman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein.


  • Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been referred to the Justice Department. The issue stems from the investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Feinstein shifts tone in calling out CIA search

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein's outspoken criticism of "CIA interference" in a congressional investigation is in sharp contrast to her defense of an intelligence-gathering community that some say tramples on civil liberties.


  • CIA Director John O. Brennan pauses as he speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Washington. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program and the agency's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department for possible legal action. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Why CIA, senators still feuding over 9/11 secrets

    The festering dispute between the CIA and Senate investigators that exploded in public this week shows just how hard it can be to learn from the past and move on.


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