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CIA apologizes for hacking Senate computers after internal investigation

31
Jul
2014

The CIA appears to have admitted (albeit vaguely) that it surreptitiously accessed Senate computers to perform damage control in advance of a report on alleged torture under its watch. In a statement published by McClatchy, spokesperson Dean Boyd said that an internal investigations findings include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI [Senate Select Committee on Intelligence] and the CIA in 2009. We dont know the contents of the report, but Boyd said that CIA head John Brennan briefed Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) earlier this week and apologized for the incident. Brennans response is a marked reversal from earlier this year, when he said that nothing could be further from the truth than CIA hacking Senate computers.

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