The Senate’s intelligence committee chairman said she supports requiring U.S. phone carriers led by Verizon Communications Inc. to hold calling records for use by the National Security Agency, which may speed an end to the spy agency’s collection of that information.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney “set a tone and an attitude for the CIA” that led to the agency’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques at secret prisons after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
U.S. intelligence agencies aren’t sure what Russian President Vladimir Putin might do next after he was able to annex Crimea almost without warning, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said.
The Senate intelligence committee called on President Barack Obama to make public key sections of its classified report on extreme interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The CIA failed to disclose to Congress how widely it used extreme interrogation methods, which in one case led to a prisoner’s death from hypothermia, according to two U.S. officials who have seen a 6,300-page report by the Senate intelligence committee.
Senate intelligence committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein said she supports requiring court approval for all searches of U.S. telephone records, setting the stage for a legislative fight over how to rein in the powers of the National Security Agency.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Russia must pull forces back from Ukraine’s border as both sides seek a diplomatic solution, while his Russian counterpart urged the government in Kiev consider devolving power to give Ukraine’s regions more autonomy.
The top Republican and Democrat on the House intelligence committee agreed on legislation to end the U.S. National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone records, e-mail and other Internet communications, according to a congressional aide.