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Deal Reached, CIA Torture Report to Be Released Next Week

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A long-awaited summary of a Senate investigation into torture is coming next week.  

Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., confirmed to CQ Roll Call that an agreement has been reached with the Obama administration on releasing the summary of her panel's investigation into the use of torture by the CIA during the George W. Bush presidency.  

Feinstein Warns of Risk of ISIL Attack on America, Says Must Be Confronted

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Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein warned Friday of the risk that the insurgent group ISIL could be preparing fighters to attack American and European targets.  

"It has become clear that ISIL is recruiting fighters in Western countries, training them to fight its battles in the Middle East and possibly returning them to European and American cities to attack us in our backyard," the California Democrat said in a statement backing military action authorized by President Barack Obama. "We simply cannot allow this to happen."  

Feinstein Reviewing Redactions in Senate Torture Report

Brennan and Feinstein. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 10:26 p.m. | The Senate Intelligence Committee's report into torture by the CIA is in the panel's hands but is still under review, Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said late Friday.  

Feinstein said in a statement the White House has returned the executive summary of her committee's report.  

Justice Department Declines to Open Probe of CIA 'Spying' on Senate (Updated)

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Updated 4:37 p.m. | The Justice Department is declining to open a formal investigation into the sparring between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA.  

"The Department carefully reviewed the matters referred to us and did not find sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal investigation," Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.  

Holder Acknowledges DOJ Review of CIA Spying Allegations

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The Justice Department is reviewing allegations made by the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee accusing each other of improper activity.  

Asked about the matter on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., stopped short of calling the Justice Department's involvement an investigation.  

Obama Wants to Avoid Crossfire Between CIA and Senate

President Barack Obama wants to stay out of the feud between the Senate Intelligence Committee and his own CIA.  

"With respect to the issues that are going back and forth between the Senate committee and the CIA, John Brennan has referred them to the appropriate authorities and they are looking into it and that's not something that is an appropriate role for me and the White House to wade into at this point," Obama said Wednesday.  

Brennan Denies CIA Spied on Senate; Graham Calls Allegations Nixonian (Video)

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CIA Director John O. Brennan denied that the agency snooped on the Senate Intelligence Committee, even as one leading Republican compared the allegation to something straight out of the Nixon administration.  

"First of all, there's never been an effort by the CIA to thwart the SSCI's investigation. They have their Congressional oversight responsibilities," Brennan told NBC News . "We've worked with them over the past year on their report, and we look forward to working with them in the future."  

Read Feinstein's Full Speech Blasting the CIA (Updated) (Video)

Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers without authorization — in possible violation of the law and the Constitution — and suggested the CIA may have also tried to engage in an effort to intimidate her staff.

Feinstein: CIA Spied on Intelligence Committee (Updated) (Video)

Feinstein walks off the Senate floor Tuesday morning. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 5:27 p.m. | The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee torched the CIA in a floor speech Tuesday, charging the agency with spying on her committee's computers in a possibly illegal search she said has been referred to the Department of Justice for possible prosecution.  

The on-the-record allegations by Sen. Dianne Feinstein shook the Senate, with lawmakers in both parties warning of serious fallout if proved true. And her speech put the Department of Justice and the White House in an awkward spot between CIA Director John O. Brennan, who later denied the allegation of spying , and Feinstein, who has been a strong backer of the intelligence community generally and of President Barack Obama.  

Alexander, Feinstein Restate Displeasure With In-Flight Phone Calls

Feinstein has sent a letter to the Transportation secretary calling for a ban on in-flight phone calls. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate's leading voices against in-flight cellphone calls are at it again.  

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx calling for a prohibition on voice calls.