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CIA Denies Judiciary Panel Access to Info on Russian Meddling

CIA Denies Judiciary Panel Access to Info on Russian Meddling
Senate Judiciary Committee leaders Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 02 October 2017 09:52 PM

The CIA has denied a request by the Senate Judiciary Committee to view materials related to Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, Politico reported Monday.

The information that was requested by the bipartisan leadership of the committee already has been shown to the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to Politico.

Ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., confirmed she and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, were turned down on the request they made last week to CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

The CIA response was a disappointment, Feinstein said.

But, she added, "The issue isn't finished," saying the request dealt with obstruction of justice matters that fall under the Judiciary Committee's purview.

"There should be a hearing on this issue, because it relates directly to our oversight of the Department of Justice and the FBI, and these [social media] ads raise profound and pressing questions that have to be explored so the public is aware of this threat," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

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