Conservatives Call for Review of NIE Report

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I don’t know of a time when intelligence has been this politicized, whether it’s the timing of the NIE report’s bombshell release to the public, or the challenges that are now coming from conservatives afterward.

Senate Republicans are planning to call for a congressional commission to investigate the conclusions of the new National Intelligence Estimate on Iran as well as the specific intelligence that went into it, according to congressional sources. The move is the first official challenge, but it comes amid growing backlash from conservatives and neoconservatives unhappy about the assessment that Iran halted a clandestine nuclear weapons program four years ago. It reflects how quickly the NIE has become politicized, with critics even going after the analysts who wrote it, and shows a split among Republicans. Click for Full Article

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