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September 28, 2002 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ranking members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they favor creating a new Cabinet-level position with authority over the nation's spy agencies, stripping that control away from the CIA director. The proposal--almost certain to face major resistance from Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld--has emerged as one of the major recommendations lawmakers are likely to make at the culmination of their investigation into the intelligence failures surrounding Sept. 11.
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May 27, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Intelligence Committee is seeking to force the Bush administration to disclose details about secret overseas prisons thought to be run by the CIA, part of a broader effort by lawmakers to compel the White House to provide more information on sensitive intelligence programs.
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NEWS
September 20, 1991 | SARA FRITZ and MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Robert M. Gates, President Bush's nominee to head the CIA, was in the "universe of people" at the agency who knew in 1986 that White House adviser Oliver L. North was providing support to the Nicaraguan resistance movement, an ex-CIA official said Thursday. Alan D. Fiers Jr.
NATIONAL
March 15, 2006 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Intelligence Committee has moved toward completing its long-awaited investigation of the Bush administration's prewar assertions about Iraq, with three of five sections nearly finished, the committee's chairman said Tuesday. Seeking to quell controversy over the pace of the inquiry, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) for the first time provided details and a partial timeline for completing the investigation, which has been underway for more than two years.
WORLD
February 5, 2005 | Greg Miller and Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writers
The Senate Intelligence Committee has launched what its chairman called a "preemptive" examination of U.S. intelligence on Iran as part of an effort to avoid the problems that plagued America's prewar assessments on Iraq. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said in an interview Friday that he had sought the unusual review because the erroneous prewar claims about Baghdad's weapons of mass destruction had made lawmakers wary of the CIA's current assessments on Iran.
NATIONAL
February 16, 2006 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Lawmakers pressed ahead Wednesday with proposals that would authorize President Bush's domestic spying program, as Senate Intelligence Committee members debated whether to launch an investigation into the controversial surveillance activities. The Senate Intelligence Committee meets today and is expected to vote on a Democratic proposal to investigate the eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.
NATIONAL
March 15, 2006 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Intelligence Committee has moved toward completing its long-awaited investigation of the Bush administration's prewar assertions about Iraq, with three of five sections nearly finished, the committee's chairman said Tuesday. Seeking to quell controversy over the pace of the inquiry, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) for the first time provided details and a partial timeline for completing the investigation, which has been underway for more than two years.
NATIONAL
June 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are accusing the CIA of trying to delay the release of the panel's report that criticizes the agency for overestimating the prewar threat posed by Iraq. "I'm not sure whether it's because they don't want to be embarrassed," said Sen. John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV of West Virginia, the committee's top Democrat. "For some reason they're delaying it. They don't want it out," he said Sunday on CNN's "Late Edition."
NATIONAL
February 13, 2004 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
In a blow to the Bush administration, the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that it planned to investigate whether White House officials exaggerated the Iraq threat or pressured analysts to tailor their assessments of Baghdad's weapons programs to bolster the case for war.
NATIONAL
July 11, 2004 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
After releasing its devastating report on Iraq intelligence failures, the Senate Intelligence Committee is already forging ahead on a much more politically sensitive follow-up investigation that will examine prewar statements by President Bush and other administration officials. Members of the Senate panel have been asked by the committee chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.
NATIONAL
February 16, 2006 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Lawmakers pressed ahead Wednesday with proposals that would authorize President Bush's domestic spying program, as Senate Intelligence Committee members debated whether to launch an investigation into the controversial surveillance activities. The Senate Intelligence Committee meets today and is expected to vote on a Democratic proposal to investigate the eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
Pentagon intelligence operatives would be allowed to collect information from U.S. citizens without revealing their status as government spies under legislation approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee and publicly released this week.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the CIA to account for significant gaps in information that the agency provided to the panel as part of its investigation last year into prewar intelligence failures on Iraq, congressional officials said Friday. Committee officials said they had compiled a list of apparent discrepancies between material that was provided to Congress and disclosures contained in a report on U.S. intelligence gathering released last week by a presidential commission.
WORLD
February 5, 2005 | Greg Miller and Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writers
The Senate Intelligence Committee has launched what its chairman called a "preemptive" examination of U.S. intelligence on Iran as part of an effort to avoid the problems that plagued America's prewar assessments on Iraq. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said in an interview Friday that he had sought the unusual review because the erroneous prewar claims about Baghdad's weapons of mass destruction had made lawmakers wary of the CIA's current assessments on Iran.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2005 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
Six staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee were fired last week in a Republican shakeup that alarmed some Democrats on the panel, congressional officials said Tuesday. Among those released were all three members of the committee's audit staff, which is responsible for investigating classified programs operated by the CIA and other spy agencies. The other departures included the committee's general counsel and two support staff, officials said.
NATIONAL
September 15, 2004 | Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writer
Under sharp questioning from Senate Democrats, Rep. Porter J. Goss (R-Fla.) pledged Tuesday to shed his partisan past and to embrace reform if he is named chief of America's beleagured intelligence community.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2003 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday sent angry letters to top officials in the Bush administration, demanding access to records and witnesses as part of the panel's inquiry into the prewar intelligence on Iraq. The move suggests that the committee is sharpening its investigative focus on the White House, something the administration and key Republican lawmakers had sought to avoid. The letters were sent to national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald H.
NATIONAL
May 2, 2003 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted unanimously Thursday to approve what members described as a "dramatic" increase in funding for the nation's spy community, along with a prescription for a number of Sept. 11-related reforms.
NATIONAL
July 11, 2004 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
After releasing its devastating report on Iraq intelligence failures, the Senate Intelligence Committee is already forging ahead on a much more politically sensitive follow-up investigation that will examine prewar statements by President Bush and other administration officials. Members of the Senate panel have been asked by the committee chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.
NATIONAL
June 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are accusing the CIA of trying to delay the release of the panel's report that criticizes the agency for overestimating the prewar threat posed by Iraq. "I'm not sure whether it's because they don't want to be embarrassed," said Sen. John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV of West Virginia, the committee's top Democrat. "For some reason they're delaying it. They don't want it out," he said Sunday on CNN's "Late Edition."
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