No 'direct link' found between Orlando shooter, foreign terrorist group: CIA chief
Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse night club, where as many as 20 people have been injured after a gunman opened fire, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016. (REUTERS/Steve Nesius)

CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday the agency has found no "direct link" between the gunman who killed 49 people in Orlando this week and any foreign terrorist organization.

Brennan told a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the Central Intelligence Agency has "not been able to uncover any direct link" between Omar Mateen and a foreign terrorist organization.

(Reporting by Jonathan Landay and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)