Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Intelligence Officials Aware of Russian Activity Aimed at 2018 Elections

The Back Story on the 15 Senators Questioning Comey

Director Denies CIA Spied on Senate Committee

A 2014 Senate report on the U.S. use of torture during the War on Terror reemerged Tuesday during a tense exchange between Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and CIA Director John O. Brennan, when Wyden pressed Brennan to apologize for spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s computers during its investigation of the CIA.

Senate Adopts Amendment Banning Torture

In a wide 78-21 vote, the Senate adopted the amendment as it continued consideration of the annual defense authorization legislation. Thirty-two Republicans joined all Democrats to approve the proposal.

McConnell Plans to Package Cybersecurity Bill With NDAA 

Reacting to the recent security breach at the Office of Personnel Management, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he would attach cybersecurity legislation to the National Defense Authorization Act.

“I think what Congress can do, as I suggested earlier, is offer the bipartisan cybersecurity bill that came out of the Intelligence Committee 14-1 on the defense authorization act,” McConnell said. “It might or might not deal with every aspect of what apparently happened a few days ago, but Congress is going to act on cybersecurity, on this bill in the very near future."