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NY TIMES: Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms It Spied on Senate Panel
By Mark Mazzetti and Carl Hulse
July 31, 2014
An internal investigation by the C.I.A. has found that its officers penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its damning report on the C.I.A.â€™s detention and interrogation program.
The report by the agencyâ€™s inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers read the emails of the Senate investigators and sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department based on false information, according to a summary of findings made public on Thursday. One official with knowledge of the reportâ€™s conclusions said the investigation also discovered that the officers created a false online identity to gain access on more than one occasion to computers used by the committee staff.
The inspector generalâ€™s account of how the C.I.A. secretly monitored a congressional committee charged with supervising its activities touched off angry criticism from members of the Senate and amounted to vindication for Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the committeeâ€™s Democratic chairwoman, who excoriated the C.I.A. in March when the agencyâ€™s monitoring of committee investigators became public.