Democrats: CIA Lied to or Misled Congress at Least Five Times Since 2001





Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday that the CIA misled and/or lied to Congress about its intelligence programs at least five times since 2001, including one previously alleged instance in which the agency failed to disclose to top members of the House and Senate intelligence committees that the CIA tortured war on terror detainees.

Moreover, a top intelligence official revealed during a House Intelligence Committee hearing that there were other "minor instances" where Congress was not notified about significant covert activities.

Speaking to reporters immediately after the hearing, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) said the CIA's failure to disclose details about its use of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" is a "symptom of a larger disease."


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