House Intelligence chief Rogers doesn't think CIA spied on Senate

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersSenate panel breaks with House, says Russia sought to help Trump win in 2016 Hillicon Valley: Trump stuns lawmakers with push to help Chinese company | Facebook suspends 200 apps over data practices | Dems want answers on Cohen payments | Senate net neutrality vote coming Wednesday Senate panel invites Comey, former officials to briefing in Russia probe MORE (R-Mich.) said Sunday he doesn’t think the CIA spied on the Senate.

Rogers said it’s clear that someone at the CIA “overstepped their bounds,” but he also defended the agency during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union."

The House Intelligence chief said the story of the CIA’s dispute with the Senate is a complicated one, but he added that the “notion” that the CIA “hacked” into congressional computers” is wrong.

“Remember, these weren’t Senate computers, these were CIA computers at the CIA,” he said.

“Somebody needs to be held accountable. This is very serious. But I don’t think this is some conspiracy notion that they wanted to spy on either of our committees,” Rogers said. “That of course would be intolerable. I think [it] would be a crime.

“This suggests someone overstepped their bounds by trying to figure out what the coding was on who had access to CIA computers and CIA spaces. “

An internal CIA report released last week criticized the CAI for searching computer files and reading emails of Senate investigators who had been looking into the CIA’s interrogation practices.

The CIA had set up secure computers for Senate staff to use on the CIA grounds.