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Reid asks for computer examination in CIA dispute

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By DONNA CASSATA

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has asked the Senate's chief law enforcement officer to examine the Intelligence Committee's computers.

That's after the committee chairman accused the CIA of illegally searching the network over secret documents connected to interrogation tactics during the Bush administration.

In a letter, Reid informed the CIA of his request to the sergeant-at-arms, who heads security at the Capitol.

Reid says he's ordered a forensic examination of committee computers to determine when the secret documents entered the network.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California heads the committee. Last week, she questioned whether the CIA broke the law and violated the Constitution by searching the computer network. Brennan has dismissed Feinstein's criticism.

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