The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that there had been little warning from American intelligence in the run-up to the Egyptian protests.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that there wasn't any real heads-up to the White House or Congress before the protests broke out.

"I just reviewed all of the intelligence," Feinstein told MSNBC. "There was a good deal of intelligence about Tunisia, but virtually nothing about Egypt. So there was, to the best of my knowledge, no real warning either to the White House or certainly to the Senate Intelligence Committee or the Congress."

This is the third week of increasingly violent protests in Egypt.

Also on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden met with Egyptian Vice President Omar Soliman. According to a White House press release, Biden echoed calls by members of Congress and President Obama that a governmental transition happen immediately, including President Hosni Mubarak stepping down from office. Mubarak has said he will leave his post before the upcoming fall elections but has not given an exact date.