Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI)

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The Russia Connection

The Latest Revelation From BuzzFeed News: Trump Reportedly Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress

The criminality alleged in this story is—if true—unsubtle and unambiguous, directly related to the president’s conduct as president and concerning matters of great import.

Documents

Documents: Senate Intelligence Committee Publishes Two Reports on Internet Research Agency

On Monday, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made public two reports on the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the organization that the Special Counsel's Office charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The full reports can be read at these links and below.

The Russia Connection

Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Russian Intelligence Activities

The Senate Intelligence Committee is currently holding an open hearing on "Russian Intelligence Activities," featuring testimony by DNI James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, and FBI Director James Comey. Video of the hearing is available here.

Interrogation: CIA Program

What's in the CIA's Note to the Reader on the SSCI Torture Report?

When the Senate Intelligence Committee initially released its Study on the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program in December 2014, the CIA quietly released a Note to the Reader along with its Fact Sheet, statement from Director John Brennan, and June 2013 Response to a draft of the SSCI Study.

Events

Live: Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Global Threats

At 2:30 pm, DNI James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, NSA Director Michael Rogers, and DIA Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart will testify before an open hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the global threats that the United States faces.

The hearing will examine the 2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Interrogation: CIA Program

A Reply to Amy Zegart on the SSCI Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

I was extremely disappointed to read Professor Amy Zegart’s post regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee’s study of the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program. Not only did it include factually inaccurate statements, it also appeared to blame the Committee for the impediments imposed on the Study by the Executive Branch.

My staff has compiled a detailed description of the inaccurate and misleading statements included in Ms. Zegart’s post, which appears below.

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