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Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election," in May. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' National Security Summit in Washington on Thursday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The Hughes Glomar Explorer off the coast of Catalina Island, Calif., in August 1975, a year after its secret CIA mission to raise a Soviet sub that sank in the Pacific Ocean. This was one of the CIA's most elaborate and expensive operations. The CIA has just declassified new documents that show the Soviets were suspicious, but never actually knew what the Americans were doing. AP hide caption

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How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub — Without The Soviets Knowing

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An Afghan detainee is held at the Parwan detention facility near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in 2011. A document circulating in Washington suggests the Trump administration might reactivate secret CIA "black sites" for terrorism detainees around the world. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., last month. He met Friday with top U.S. intelligence officials about Russian interference in the election. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President-elect Donald Trump has been dismissive of the intelligence community for sounding the alarm on Russia's interference in November's election. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin in a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow. U.S. intelligence agencies agree that Russia intervened in the presidential election to help Donald Trump. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA, has been a congressman from Kansas for the past six years. He's shown here questioning Hillary Clinton last year during a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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For CIA Nominee Mike Pompeo, 'Not A Good Situation To Inherit'

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President-elect Trump met in the Oval Office with President Obama last month. Trump would get daily intelligence briefings there, but he has expressed skepticism about their worth. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and John Podesta arrive for a portrait unveiling ceremony for retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., last week. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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U.S. intelligence agencies charge that operatives with ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin's (above) administration hacked private Clinton and Democratic National Committee emails during the presidential election and released them via WikiLeaks. Darko Vojinovic/AP hide caption

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Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions pledges his support for then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before speaking to supporters on Oct. 10 at a rally in Ambridge, Pa. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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