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No Charges From Justice Department in CIA-Senate Fight

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been referred to the Justice Department.J. Scott Applewhite / AP

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The Justice Department has declined to conduct a criminal investigation into allegations that the CIA sought to improperly spy on the work of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

"The Department carefully reviewed the matters referred to us and did not find sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal investigation," says Peter Carr, a DOJ spokesman.

The CIA asked the Justice Department to look into the matter in March, after Sen. Dianne Feinstein said there were indications that the CIA interfered with and then tried to intimidate a congressional investigation into the agency's possible use of torture during the Bush administration.

She accused the CIA of removing documents and searching staff computers.

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