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

Feinstein (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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.  

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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.  

Weather Delays Vote on Contentious DOJ Nominee

A woman entering Rayburn last week. More snow is forecast (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated, 4:35 p.m. | Weather is once again wreaking havoc on the Senate schedule.  

The Senate will delay a contentious Monday evening vote on President Barack Obama's nomination of Debo P. Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division thanks to an oncoming winter storm.