CIA's spat with Senate complicates assurances that Congress is trusted to oversee NSA programs

  • Article by: EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 19, 2014 - 5:35 PM

WASHINGTON — The government's top intelligence lawyers on Wednesday renewed assurances that Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs. But it's suddenly an awkward argument for the Obama administration, since the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee publicly accused the CIA of illegally monitoring its investigators as they carried out their oversight duties.

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