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CIA investigates whether officers spied on Senate

WASHINGTON--The CIA is investigating whether its officers improperly monitored Senate Intelligence Committee staffers who were investigating the agency, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The CIA inspector general is looking into the circumstances surrounding the committee's investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program, Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein told reporters. The allegations include whether CIA officers improperly monitored Senate investigators and possibly accessed the computers they were using, two officials familiar with the investigation said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.

The allegations were first reported by McClatchy Newspapers and The New York Times.

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