CIA interrogation report could be released publicly next week
July 30th, 2014
04:09 PM ET
5 months ago

CIA interrogation report could be released publicly next week

Washington (CNN) – A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA’s controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 terror attacks could be released to the public as soon as next week, congressional sources in each party said Wednesday.

The document that will be released is a nearly 700 page summary of the full 6,800 page report that was approved a year and a half ago by a committee sharply divided along party lines.

Senators on the committee have indicated the report is critical of the CIA’s treatment of terrorism suspects saying it amounted to torture, something CIA officials have denied. It also finds that those harsh interrogation techniques did not help disrupt future terrorist attacks as many in intelligence community have claimed.

After the committee voted this spring to release a declassified version to the public, the report was sent to the intelligence community and the White House so classified and other sensitive information could be redacted.

The sources said the White has said the report – which contains views of senators who voted for and against it - will be sent back to them by this Friday.

“When the report comes back our staff and I will look at the redactions to make sure large parts aren’t blocked out. That it’s a fair redaction. That will probably take a couple of days and then we’ll release it,” Intelligence Committee chairman Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday.

The sources said if the redactions are considered too heavy handed, it could delay the release of the report as lawmakers and the White House assess those concerns.

They also stressed that while the White House has told them it should go to the Hill by Friday, it’s possible that will slide beyond then.

Either way, it’s likely the report will be made public after Congress has left Washington for its August recess.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Aaaah, someone's finally going to release an honest accounting of Cheney's true legacy.

    July 30, 2014 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Why did they let the ex-CIA chief under GWB, George Tenet, review the report prior to its' release? So that he could prepare a defense against the sure to come harsh criticism under his watch?

    July 30, 2014 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. Silence DoGood

    @Rudy NYC
    Why did they let the ex-CIA chief under GWB, George Tenet, review the report prior to its' release? So that he could prepare a defense against the sure to come harsh criticism under his watch?
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    The big W thought he dodged a bullet in avoiding a war crimes trial. I am glad to see the bad guys at least have trouble sleeping at night.

    July 30, 2014 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Thomas

    I can't wait , the divas in the details ?

    July 30, 2014 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. Chris..E.Al

    Im sure the dems will find something negative to say about our fine brave men and woman trying their best they could do to keep our homeland safe . Dems want freedom in one hand but in the other hand they dont seem to know how we got it . And what we got to do to keep it sometimes ?

    July 30, 2014 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "And what we got to do to keep it sometimes ?"

    Sorry, but "abandon all of our founding principles and core societal mores as a nation" is not on that list.

    July 30, 2014 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |