Interrogation: Interrogation Abuses: Civil Liability

Senator Feinstein: Redactions Obscure Facts, Must Be Addressed Before SSCI Report Can Be Released

By Wells Bennett
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 4:42 PM

That's the gist of this statement, made today by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Washington—Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the committee study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program:

After further review of the redacted version of the executive summary, I have concluded the redactions eliminate or obscure key facts that support the report’s findings and conclusions. Until these redactions are addressed to the committee’s satisfaction, the report will not be made public.

I am sending a letter today to the president laying out a series of changes to the redactions that we believe are necessary prior to public release. The White House and the intelligence community have committed to working through these changes in good faith. This process will take some time, and the report will not be released until I am satisfied that all redactions are appropriate.

The bottom line is that the United State must never again make the mistakes documented in this report. I believe the best way to accomplish that is to make public our thorough documentary history of the CIA’s program. That is why I believe taking our time and getting it right is so important, and I will not rush this process.