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April 25, 2014

Senate Demands CIA Report on Interrogation Practices

The Senate Intelligence Committee acknowledged Tuesday the existence of a secret CIA internal report on the agency’s controversial detention and interrogation program. Committee members believe this CIA report affirms the committee’s findings from its own study.

According to the New York Times, the Senate’s 6,000 page classified report of CIA interrogation practices is “unsparing in its criticism of the now-defunct interrogation program and presents a chronicle of C.I.A. officials’ repeatedly misleading the White House, Congress and the public about the value of brutal methods that, in the end, produced little valuable intelligence.”

“The agency responded to the committee report with a vigorous 122-page rebuttal that challenged both the Senate report’s specific facts and its overarching conclusions.”

“For all his criticisms of the counterterrorism excesses during the Bush administration, Mr. Obama has put the C.I.A. at the center of his strategy to kill militant suspects in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.”

“Human rights groups have tried to pressure the White House to intervene to get the Senate report declassified.”

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