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Friday, April 4, 2014

White House vows to quickly release CIA torture report --- with redactions -- By Brian Hughes, The Washington Examiner

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 27. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)The Obama administration vowed to release a summary on CIA torture practices after a Senate panel earlier Thursday voted to declassify portions of the report, but the White House stressed it would redact any information that harmed national security.

“Our position remains that the executive summary and the findings and conclusions of the final RDI report should be declassified, with any appropriate redactions necessary to protect national security,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.

"The CIA, in consultation with other agencies, will conduct the declassification review,” she added. “The president has been clear that he wants this process completed as expeditiously as possible, consistent with national security, and that’s what we will do.”

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday voted to make public a summary of interrogation tactics used in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attack. The full report will remain classified.
The findings have been the subject of a major fight between the CIA and Capitol Hill.

The Senate committee accused the CIA of spying on staffers putting together the report. And the CIA countered that Senate staffers improperly accessed information.

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