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Pompeo confirmed, sworn in as head of CIA

January 24, 2017
Ellen Mitchell, Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The congressman takes over the leading spy agency after an unusually public fight with President Donald Trump.

Trump briefed on intel report blaming Putin for election meddling and Congress returns to debate Obamacare

January 6, 2017
U.S. intelligence agencies tell the president-elect Russia was behind election-related cyberattacks.

How Obama, Trump and Congress are responding to Russian hacks in the U.S. election

December 16, 2016
U.S. intelligence agencies blame Russia for a series of hacks meant to undermine the presidential election.
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C.I.A. Judgment on Russia Built on Swell of Evidence

December 12, 2016
Mark Mazzetti, Eric Lichtblau | The New York Times
American spy and law enforcement agencies were united in the belief, in the weeks before the presidential election, that the Russian government had deployed computer hackers to sow chaos during the campaign. But they had conflicting views about the specific goals of the subterfuge.
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Uncovered: Dark New CIA Torture Claims

June 23, 2016
Shane Harris, Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Newly declassified information shows a surprising set of CIA rationales for waterboarding—and more.
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CIA's Brennan: Paris attacks not likely a 'one-off event'

November 16, 2015
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
CIA Director John Brennan said on Monday that officials had "strategic warning" about the terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of more than 130 and injured hundreds more, also saying that Islamic State likely has more operations in the pipeline.
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Classified Report on the C.I.A.’s Secret Prisons Is Caught in Limbo

November 10, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, Matt Apuzzo | The New York Times
A Senate security officer stepped out of the December chill last year and delivered envelopes marked “Top Secret” to the Pentagon, the C.I.A., the State Department and the Justice Department. Inside each packet was a disc containing a 6,700-page classified report on the C.I.A.’s secret prison program and a letter from Senator Dianne Feinstein, urging officials to read the report to ensure that the lessons were not lost to time.
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Hacked: What's in CIA Director John Brennan's Leaked Emails?

October 22, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
Wikileaks has released content from the personal email account of the C.I.A. chief, after hackers boasted about gaining access on Twitter.
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