Spy agency seeks criminal probe into National Security Agency leaks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. intelligence agency formally requested a criminal probe on Saturday into the leak of highly classified information about secret surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, a spokesman for the intelligence czar's office said.
A "crimes report has been filed," said Shawn Turner, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The report, which goes to the U.S. Justice Department, was filed by the super-secret NSA, he said.
(Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Writing by Warren Strobel; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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