Head of CIA to Meet With Senate Intelligence Committee

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency will face a lot of questions when he meets behind closed doors with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dec. 11.

There is bipartisan unhappiness with the CIA for destroying videotapes of the questioning of terror suspects.

There is also skepticism regarding CIA Director Michael Hayden's explanation that it was done only with an eye toward protecting the identity of those doing the questioning.

Among the questions he'll face is whether Congress was told the tapes were destroyed.

Two key House lawmakers deny Hayden's claims Congress was told both of the existence of the tapes and plans to destroy them.

The Justice Department and the CIA have both announced preliminary inquiries into the matter and the House Intelligence Committee will follow the facts wherever they lead.

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