The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that “it may take us a while” to determine all the facts regarding allegations of CIA spying on the Senate and suggested that a special investigator may be necessary to resolve the matter.
“Eventually, we will get to the bottom of this,” said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., the vice chair of the intelligence panel. “But today, I cannot make a statement that will reflect what actually occurred and therefore what recommendations we ought to make as we move forward.”
Chambliss said a special investigator may need to be named "to review the entire factual situation."
The Georgia senator spoke out on the Senate floor the day after Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accused the CIA of improperly accessing information held by the panel.
“Both parties have made allegations against each other and even speculated as to each other’s actions,” he said. “But there are still a lot of unanswered questions that must be addressed.”