This is the same CIA that lauded the hezbo mole that infiltrated their ranks as a "great agent".
Justice Dept. Inspector General Claims CIA Hampered Its Investigation US News and World Report hat tip eputz
Report says the agency blocked access to senior al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah
A new Justice Department report accuses the CIA of hampering an investigation by its inspector general into the FBI's involvement in the controversial interrogation and detention of terrorism-related detainees.
The key accusation: that the CIA's decision to deny investigators access to interview Abu Zubaydah, a high-level al Qaeda operative waterboarded after he was taken into U.S. custody, was "unwarranted."
The allegations—while only briefly mentioned in a footnote in the report—highlight another example of how the FBI and CIA still sometimes struggle over the boundaries of cooperation between the agencies.
The problem began in early 2007 when, according to the inspector general's report, IG investigators sought approval to interview several detainees at Guantánamo Bay. The Defense Department agreed, saying this would not interfere with intelligence gathering. But then the CIA objected to interviewing Zubaydah.
While some of the reasons were redacted from the report, the CIA asserted that interviewing Zubaydah did not fall within the IG's "investigative mandate." What's more, the CIA reportedly feared he would make false statements about CIA employees.