As the widows of two men killed in Guatemala listened Wednesday, acting CIA Director William O. Studeman denied complicity by the agency in the deaths. But key Senate Intelligence Committee members accused the CIA of misleading Congress.
Studeman also denied reports that the CIA had increased funding for its clandestine programs in Guatemala to make up for President George Bush's cutoff of military assistance at the end of 1990.
In the first detailed response to criticism of CIA ties to the Guatemalan army, Studeman acknowledged that the CIA had:
Failed to give Congress information that it had in the fall of 1991 about the death of Michael Devine, an …