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DoJ investigates CIA [CNN]



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> X-within-URL: http://www.cnn.com/US/9812/05/cia.hughes.ap/

>           JUSTICE INVESTIGATING CIA FOR POSSIBLE CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS
>                                        
>    CIA Graphic December 5, 1998
>    Web posted at: 1:38 p.m. EST (1838 GMT)
>    
>    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department is conducting an
>    obstruction-of-justice investigation of CIA officials who passed along
>    to a satellite contractor sensitive information about a Senate
>    investigation into technology transfers to China.
>    
>    Government officials reached late Friday said the criminal
>    investigation centers on information passed by the intelligence agency
>    to Hughes Electronics Corp., maker of both commercial and spy
>    satellite systems.
>    
>    At issue is whether that information compromised a Senate Intelligence
>    Committee investigation into allegations that Hughes and other U.S.
>    companies violated federal export laws by sharing restricted
>    technology with China as part of commercial satellite export deals.

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