WASHINGTON) — A Senate investigation into CIA interrogation practices after 9/11 will not yet be released to the public due to CIA redactions, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein announced Tuesday.
There are so many omitted details in the report that very little makes sense, according to the senator.
“The bottom line is that the United States must never again make the mistakes documented in this report,” Feinstein said in a statement. “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.”
Feinstein added that she is sending a letter to President Obama outlining the changes she believes must be made.
Chairman Carl Levin of Senate Armed Services also complained that some of the redactions were information made public in 2009.
“The White House needs to take hold of this process and ensure that all information that should be declassified is declassified,” Levin said in a statement.
However, on Monday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended the redactions, saying that “more than 85 percent of the report was un-redacted, and half of the redactions that occurred were actually just in the footnotes.”
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