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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ames Case: CIA Blasted

WASHINGTON () -- The Senate Intelligence Committee in a scathing report blames the CIA for "gross negligence" that allowed confessed spy Aldrich Ames to operate freely, and for a "seriously inadequate" response to the case.

The report specifically attacks Intelligence Agency director R. James Woolsey for the limited disciplinary actions he took against employees after the disaster was uncovered in February.

"The committee found a bureaucracy which was excessively tolerant of serious personal and professional misconduct among its employees," the report charges, describing a U.S. intelligence community in deep disarray.