U.S. lawmakers dismayed over leaks in CIA-infiltrated al-Qaeda underwear bomb plot
Questions were raised Wednesday about leaks that revealed how the CIA disrupted an al-Qaeda plot through a spy who infiltrated the terror group, saying the release of the details could jeopardize sensitive intelligence work.
The tale of high-risk intrigue and stealth conjured up a script from a Hollywood thriller, but members of Congress and intelligence veterans were not amused.
“I don’t think those leaks should have happened. There was an operation in progress and I think the leak is regarded as very serious,” Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters.