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Senate panel not checking whether Ted Cruz released classified info in debate

Senate panel not checking whether Ted Cruz released classified info in debate

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence committee said late Wednesday it is not investigating whether Texas Sen. Ted Cruz disclosed classified information during Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate.

The panel released a statement a few hours after the chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), had said they were checking Cruz's comments.

Burr released a joint statement with Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the committee, stating without explanation: "The committee is not investigating anything said during last night's Republican presidential debate."

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