03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Spy Chief Orders Probe Of Internal CIA Watchdog

CIA Director Michael V. Hayden has mounted a highly unusual challenge to the agency's chief watchdog, ordering an internal investigation of an inspector general who has issued a series of scathing reports sharply critical of top CIA officials, according to government officials familiar with the matter.

The move has prompted concerns that Hayden is seeking to rein in an inspector general who has used the office to bring harsh scrutiny of CIA figures from former Director George J. Tenet to undercover operatives running secret overseas prison sites.

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