Congressional Oversight Of Top-Secret Operations

Congressional Oversight Of Top-Secret Operations

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee accuses the CIA of secretly interfering with its review of post-9/11 interrogations. Guest host Susan Page and panelists discuss new debate over congressional oversight of clandestine operations.

In 2009, President Barack Obama ended the Central Intelligence Agency’s controversial program of interrogation and detention of 9/11 terror suspects. In that same year, the Senate voted to begin a lengthy investigation of the program with the goal of issuing a report to the American public. On Tuesday, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee took to the floor of the Senate and accused the CIA of secretly removing documents and searching Senate staff computers in an effort to undermine the investigation. The CIA director denied the allegations, insisting the agency had done nothing wrong. New debate over congressional oversight of clandestine operations.


Siobhan Gorman

intelligence correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

John Rizzo

senior counsel, Steptoe & Johnson's National and Homeland Security practice and former Chief Legal Officer, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

David Corn

Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine, recipient of the 2012 George Polk Award for Political Reporting and author of "47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video That Rocked the 2012 Election."

Martin Heinrich

Democratic Senator from New Mexico and member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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