Justice Department won’t investigate CIA for spying on Senate committee

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The US Justice Department has decided against pursuing a criminal investigation of the CIA over accusations that it spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Earlier this year, Senator Dianne Feinstein¬†sharply criticized the CIA for monitoring computers used by the committee as lawmakers worked to complete a classified report on the agency’s interrogation program under President George W. Bush. The report is said to be a damning look at the program and torturous interrogation methods like waterboarding. It also reportedly criticizes the CIA for misleading Bush’s administration and Congress during 9/11’s aftermath.

Feinstein said the intrusion “violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution.” In…

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