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Pentagon continues to investigate ex-CIA director Deutch
The investigations are focused on Deutch's time at the Pentagon, when he served first as defense undersecretary for acquisitions and technology beginning in April 1993, and then as deputy defense secretary from March 1994 until he was tapped to head the CIA in 1995.
Deutch has admitted to mishandling classified information when he was head of the CIA.
A Pentagon spokesman said the two Defense Department investigations are ongoing. Rear Adm. Craig Quigley called the investigations, one by the department itself and one by the department's inspector general, "a work in progress." Quigley said the investigations have been going on for several months and refused to confirm any of the details published in Saturday's Washington Post.
U.S. officials said the Pentagon indicated it would pursue its own review of the actions of the intelligence agency's former chief after the CIA turned over its report on Deutch's activities at that agency. CIA investigators found classified material on Deutch's unsecured home computer. The former CIA chief admitted his error and apologized, but was stripped of all of his security clearances.
In a related story in late August, CNN reported that sources had said the attorney tapped by Attorney General Janet Reno to re-evaluate whether Deutch should be criminally prosecuted for storing classified information on home computers had indicated to some Justice Department officials Deutch should be prosecuted.
However, at that time, the sources told CNN the Justice Department's deliberations were in the early stages and that no decision by Reno was imminent. Two officials familiar with the deliberations said Reno had not received a formal recommendation.
Investigator might recommend that former CIA boss be prosecuted
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