CIA admits to spying on Senate intelligence committee staff
August 1 , 2014
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan has admitted that agency employees spied on staff members of the US Senate intelligence committee, and issued an apology, as per media reports.
Brennan acknowledged that agency staff transgressed a firewall on a CIA network called RDINet that allowed investigators of the Senate committee to review agency documents in a probe into CIA torture.
Dean Boyd, a CIA spokesperson, admitted some CIA employees acted in a way “inconsistent with the common understanding reached” between the committee and the agency regarding access to the RDINet.