President Barack Obama said Friday that he has "full confidence" in CIA director John Brennan, who apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders this week after it was disclosed that CIA employees improperly searched Senate computers.
Obama noted that Brennan apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein for the incident and that he called for the inspector general report that revealed the improper behavior.
"It's clear from the [inspector general's] report that some very poor judgment was shown in terms of how that was handled," he said of the CIA's search for information gathered during a Senate investigation into the agency's interrogation techniques. "Keep in mind, though, that John Brennan was the person who called for the IG report, and he has already stood up a task for to make sure that lessons are learned and mistakes are resolved."
At least two prominent Senate Democrats have called for Brennan's resignation in light of the revelations.
- Carrie Dann
First published August 1 2014, 12:28 PM