In this commentary, Executive Director Curt Goering describes some of the important reasons why CVT supports the public release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,300 page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s former detention and interrogation program. Here’s an excerpt of what Curt has to say:
Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today delivered a historical speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Committee’s 6,300 page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) former detention and interrogation program following the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Her speech comes after several media reports, including this one from The New York Times, of alleged CIA interference and, possibly, CIA spying on the Committee during the course of Committee staff’s work completing the report.
CVT applauds Senator Feinstein for her continued leadership on finalizing the report and her efforts to declassify and release it to the American people. CVT has long called for the Intelligence Committee to vote in favor of releasing the report.