McCain: CIA Misled Congress On Missing American

December 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is suggesting that the CIA has misled Congress on details surrounding an American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran.

An Associated Press investigation published this past week found that Robert Levinson was working for the intelligence agency, investigating the Iranian government.

McCain said he is confident the U.S. is doing all it can to learn what has happened to Levinson, but he is disturbed that the Obama administration has not been more forthcoming.

The U.S. long has publicly described Levinson as a private citizen who traveled to an Iranian island on private business. McCain told CNN's "State of the Union" that "CIA did not tell the truth" to Congress. The Arizona Republican said he is sure Iran knows Levinson's fate, even though Iran has said it does not.