10/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CIA Wants DOJ To Investigate Assassinations Leak

The CIA is none too happy about the recent disclosure of apparently inchoate "significant actions" canceled by Director Leon Panetta. After the activities' initial disclosure to Congress in late June, additional reporting determined that these actions were a never-operational effort at assassinating members of al-Qaeda and were contracted to the controversial firm Blackwater. Now, Eli Lake and Sara Carter report for The Washington Times that the CIA has requested that the Justice Department open an inquiry into the expanding leaks. Both the CIA and Justice neither confirm nor deny an investigation is taking place.

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