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Lawmakers Prod CIA for Pre-9/11 Accountability Report

The ranking members of the House Intelligence Committee have asked the CIA to turn over an internal report on whether agency employees should be held accountable for intelligence failures leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks, congressional officials said Tuesday. The CIA has not responded to the request, raising concerns among some Democrats in Congress that the report is being withheld to avoid embarrassment for the Bush administration in the final weeks before the presidential election. The report was drafted in response to a demand from Congress nearly two years ago for the CIA to conduct an internal inquiry into the performance of agency personnel before the attacks. The agency was asked “to determine whether and to what extent personnel at all levels should be held accountable” for intelligence breakdowns cataloged in a joint congressional investigation of Sept. 11. Full Story

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