Posted: Tuesday, March 5th 2013 at 12:25pm
Senator says White House is providing drone memos
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the White House is providing the panel with all of the top-secret Justice Department memos that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects, including American citizens.
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's statement says the agreement with the White House to supply the information should pave the way for confirmation of John Brennan to be CIA director. The committee is meeting later Tuesday to vote on Brennan's nomination.
Brennan has been held up as Democrats and Republicans on the intelligence panel have been pressing the Obama administration to provide them with the legal opinions. The senators have argued they can't perform adequate oversight without reviewing the contents of the documents.
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