Mark Udall

Senators Seek More Information About Targeted Killings With Drones (Video)

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Two Senate Democrats want the public to know more about the rules behind the targeted killing of American citizens using drones.  

"I believe every American has the right to know when their government believes it is allowed to kill them, and the public release of this memo is a positive step toward reducing the secrecy that surrounds this question," Sen. Ron Wyden said in a statement. "However, there are many important questions that this memo does not address."  

Democrats Hint DOJ Misled Court on Surveillance

Udall and Wyden are raising new concerns about the government's surveillance techniques. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Two Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are blasting the Obama administration for potentially misleading the Supreme Court about the scope of surveillance activities back in 2012.  

The New York Times  reported Tuesday evening that Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado are expressing fresh concerns that the Justice Department Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act may have misrepresented the breadth of collections.  

Intelligence Director Appears to Concede NSA Searched Communications (Video)

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The National Security Agency may have read your communications, albeit under limited circumstances.  

That seems to be the takeaway of a newly-released letter from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. to noted NSA skeptic Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.  

Mark Udall: 'CIA Tried to Intimidate the Intelligence Committee' (Updated)

Updated 9:35 p.m. | Colorado Democrat Mark Udall will continue to seek answers to questions in connection to the nomination of Caroline Krass to be CIA general counsel until receiving answers.  

There is not yet a technical hold, but it would be difficult to see Krass winning quick confirmation without responses to Udall about CIA interrogation programs.  

Did the CIA Spy on Senate Investigators?

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When Sen. Mark Udall alleged interference by the Central Intelligence Agency into Intelligence Committee affairs Tuesday, it wasn't immediately clear what he meant.  

The Colorado Democrat appeared to choose his words carefully in a letter to President Barack Obama announcing opposition to moving on the nomination of Caroline Krass to be CIA general counsel without "significant progress" in responding to his inquires about CIA detention and torture programs. Udall referred to "unprecedented action against the Committee" in the letter sent Tuesday, but it wasn't immediately clear to what he might be referring.