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CIA clarifies Brennan's Ukraine visit

With all the misinformation flying around about what's happening in Ukraine, the CIA is disconnecting Director John Brennan's weekend visit to Kiev from the crackdown in eastern Ukraine. "The claim that Director Brennan encouraged Ukrainian authorities to conduct tactical operations inside Ukraine is completely false. Like other senior U.S. officials, Director Brennan strongly believes that a diplomatic solution is the only way to resolve the crisis between Russia and Ukraine," said a CIA spokesperson in a statement.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 08:41am EDT

Jeremy Herb, Staff Writer, The Hill

The Senate Intelligence Committee will vote on whether to release key parts of its investigation into CIA interrogation tactics. A vote to publish the materials could worsen relations between the panel and the agency and force President Barack Obama to intervene. Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke with Jeremy Herb, staff writer at The Hill newspaper, about what comes next.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 01:52pm EDT
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Former CIA probers urge new investigative panel

F.A.O. Schwarz Jr., former chief counsel for the Church Commission, and more than a dozen former congressional aides urged Congress to appoint a special panel to examine the secretive operations of the CIA and the National Security Agency and their impact on Americans' civil liberties.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 01:38am EDT

CIA deputy director Michael Morell retires

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell is retiring after 33 years at the CIA, including two stints as acting director and one as deputy director.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 08:10pm EDT

NSA contract worker is surveillance source

Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, revealed himself Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the revelation of the intelligence-gathering programs as reckless and said it has done "huge, grave damage."

Monday - 06/10/2013, 03:36am EDT

US diplomat ordered to leave Russia in spy case

The FSB, the successor agency to the Soviet-era KGB, identified the diplomat as Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, detaining him briefly overnight.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 08:21am EDT

Ex-CIA boss David Petraeus takes USC teaching post

The University of Southern California announced Thursday that the retired general and former CIA director is joining the faculty to teach classes and mentor ROTC members.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 04:09am EDT

Petraeus: Sorry for affair that led to resignation

David Petraeus apologizes for affair with biographer that prompted resignation as CIA chief

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 04:44pm EDT

6 months post-Benghazi, Obama taps new Libya envoy

President Barack Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya on Wednesday, filling a post that has been vacant since Chris Stevens was killed in the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack and signaling the United States' commitment to the North African country as it undergoes a perilous transition from decades of dictatorship.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 01:57pm EDT

US citing security to censor more public records

US citing national security in censoring public records more than ever since Obama's election

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 03:28am EDT

After filibuster, Senate confirms Brennan for CIA

Senate confirms Brennan as CIA director after Paul filibuster, White House statement on drones

Friday - 03/08/2013, 03:44am EST

Senator ends long floor speech blocking CIA pick

Kentucky senator ends lengthy speech blocking Obama's nominee to lead CIA

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 03:46am EST

McCain, Graham warn on CIA nominee vote

McCain, Graham say they want answers from Obama administration, oppose CIA chief until then

Monday - 03/04/2013, 11:18am EST

Intel committee to vote next week on CIA nominee

Leaders of Senate Intelligence Committee say panel set to vote next week on Brennan nomination

Friday - 03/01/2013, 04:36am EST

Senate panel likely to vote this week on CIA pick

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she expects the panel to vote later this week on the nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 08:10pm EST

Correction: Brennan-CIA story

Correction: Brennan-CIA story

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 07:19pm EST

Senator vows to delay Obama's nominees over Libya

Sen. Graham threatens to delay Obama's nominees for defense, CIA because of Libya attack

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:56pm EST

Obama salutes Panetta as he prepares to retire

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the U.S. military Friday, capping a venerated public service career that spanned four decades calling it "the honor of my life."

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 10:08am EST

Lawmakers consider regulating drone strikes

CIA nominee Brennan defends drone strikes, says he doesn't know if waterboarding is effective

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:00pm EST

Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans

CIA nominee Brennan defends drone strikes, says he doesn't know if waterboarding is effective

Friday - 02/08/2013, 04:04am EST
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