U.S. Senate Intelligence Republican says many questions on CIA issue

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Posted: Mar 12, 2014 6:40 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday there were still many unanswered questions about allegations that the CIA spied on the panel in connection with a Bush-era interrogation program.

"Although people speak as though we know all the pertinent facts about this matter. The truth is, we don't," Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss said in remarks on the Senate floor.

He spoke a day after the Democratic chairwoman of the committee, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, made a floor speech accusing the Central Intelligence Agency of searching computers used by committee staffers researching operations including the use of harsh interrogation methods such as simulated drowning or waterboarding.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Sandra Maler)