Senate Panel to Probe Whether CIA Targeted Juan Cole
Friday 24 June 2011
by: Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press  | Report
The Senate Intelligence Committee is now reviewing whether the CIA and White House may have tried to smear Juan Cole, a University of Michigan professor who writes a popular blog on Middle Eastern issues.
“The Committee is looking into this,” U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-California, who heads the committee, said in a statement. “Depending on what we find, we may take further action.”
Meanwhile, a senior official at the University of Michigan said in a statement that “The University will be closely watching developments in this case” and has a commitment to the “principle of academic freedom.”