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December 15, 2010 | By Ken Dilanian, Washington Bureau
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), a former FBI agent who has criticized the Obama administration's interrogation policies for terrorism suspects as too restrictive, has been named the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Rogers, who represents Michigan's 8th Congressional District, was appointed to the post by House Speaker-designate John A. Boehner (R- Ohio), who made the announcement Wednesday. Rogers replaces Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan's 2nd District, the ranking Republican on the committee, who is retiring.
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April 3, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Devin Nunes may not be well-known outside of California. But his bid to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee would elevate the national profile of the Central Valley Republican. Nunes hopes to take the committee gavel from Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), who plans to retire from Congress when his term ends at the beginning of next year. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) will choose the next chairman if Republicans hold on to their House majority in the fall elections.
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December 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena Thursday for Jose Rodriguez, the former CIA official who directed that secret interrogation videotapes of two suspected terrorists be destroyed. The panel ordered Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, to appear for a hearing on Jan. 16. Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) said Rodriguez "would like to tell his story but his counsel has advised us that a subpoena would be necessary."
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January 9, 2014 | By Ken Dilanian and Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - A classified Pentagon report concludes that leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have set back U.S. efforts against terrorism, cybercrime, human trafficking and weapons proliferation, leaders of the House Intelligence Committee say. A damage assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency indicates most of the estimated 1.7 million classified documents that officials say Snowden copied from NSA computers involve...
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August 12, 2004 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, headed by Rep. Porter J. Goss, held fewer hearings on terrorism before the Sept. 11 attacks than other congressional panels concerned with the issue, according to an examination by the commission investigating the strikes.
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December 1, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The House Intelligence Committee plans to investigate whether former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who pleaded guilty this week to bribery and tax evasion, abused his position on the panel to steer contracts to favored companies, the committee's chairman said Wednesday. Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.
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June 24, 2004 | Bob Drogin and Greg Miller, Times Staff Writers
The CIA has ignored its core mission of spying, has refused to take corrective action and is heading "over a proverbial cliff" after years of poor planning and mismanagement, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has concluded in the latest congressional broadside aimed at America's premier intelligence agency.
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January 28, 1997 | Reuters
House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday appointed Rep. Porter J. Goss (R-Fla.), a former CIA agent, to be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss, 58, was a CIA operative from 1962 to 1972. He then went into city and county politics in Florida and has been in Congress since 1988.
OPINION
May 23, 2006
Re "Harman Resists Push Off Spy Panel," May 18 So House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) wants to replace Rep. Jane Harmon (D-Venice) on the House Intelligence Committee with Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.). This is the same Hastings who, as a sitting federal court judge, was impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate and removed from the bench in 1989 on charges of conspiracy and perjury. Yeah, this is a guy I want on the House Intelligence Committee. TERRENCE BEASOR Santa Monica If Pelosi opts to dump the well-respected, articulate, ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee (Harman)
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August 12, 2011 | By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
The military and intelligence services of Russia and China are conducting a sustained campaign to steal American commercial and military secrets through cyber espionage, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and he warned that sophisticated computer hacking poses a major danger to U.S. interests. "Nation states are investing huge amounts of time, personnel and money to steal our data," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Friday in a speech to an association of retired U.S. intelligence officers.
OPINION
July 25, 2009 | Jane Harman, Jane Harman (D-Venice) chairs the House Homeland Security subcommittee on intelligence and terrorism risk assessment.
As ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee from 2003 to 2006, I was part of the so-called Gang of Eight -- a group made up of the House and Senate leaders plus the chairs and ranking members of the two chambers' intelligence committees that is required by law to be briefed on the CIA's "covert" action programs. Those briefings were conducted roughly quarterly at the White House -- either in the vice president's office or the Situation Room.
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July 11, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee triggered a political mystery this week when they leaked a letter disclosing that CIA Director Leon E. Panetta -- four months after taking office -- last month learned his agency had misled Congress about a special project. Panetta canceled the program, and he scheduled closed-door meetings with the House and Senate intelligence panels the next day to brief them. But what was the program? Early speculation focused on waterboarding.
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July 9, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Six Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee said that CIA Director Leon E. Panetta told lawmakers that the agency had misled Congress since 2001 about "significant actions." In a letter to Panetta, the six legislators said he had "recently" testified that "top CIA officials have concealed significant actions from all members of Congress" and "misled members" from 2001 until this week. The letter, released by the lawmakers, didn't describe what actions were at issue. The agency went to the panel with the new information, CIA spokesman George Little said in a statement.
OPINION
April 24, 2009
Re "The real story behind a faux scandal," Opinion, April 22 Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) is entitled to a presumption of innocence regarding the allegations that she offered to intervene on behalf of pro-Israeli lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in exchange for support for her to be named chairwoman of the House Intelligence Committee. However, let us not lose sight of the seriousness of the allegations. If true, Harman was seeking to gain authority in the U.S. government by acting in the interest of a foreign government.
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December 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena Thursday for Jose Rodriguez, the former CIA official who directed that secret interrogation videotapes of two suspected terrorists be destroyed. The panel ordered Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, to appear for a hearing on Jan. 16. Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) said Rodriguez "would like to tell his story but his counsel has advised us that a subpoena would be necessary."
NEWS
September 29, 1988
The House Intelligence Committee, in a straight party line vote, refused a request by Republican members to provide classified information to the Ethics Committee that could clarify whether Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) violated House rules in discussing what he said were CIA attempts to destabilize the government of Nicaragua. Wright told reporters last week that he had "clear testimony" from the spy agency that U.S.
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December 14, 2007 | From Washington Post
The House approved legislation Thursday that would bar the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, drawing an immediate veto threat from the White House and setting up another political showdown over what constitutes torture. The measure, approved by a largely party-line vote of 222 to 199, would require U.S.
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