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Judge: CIA Torture Investigation Must Be Secured

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CIA Director John Brennan (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016 07:03 PM

A federal judge has reportedly ordered the government to preserve the Senate's landmark investigation into the CIA's use of torture after 9/11.

Politico reports that U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issued the order at the request of lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who underwent waterboarding while in CIA custody and now faces military commission charges of involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000.

The court move comes in the wake of the decision by President Barack Obama on Dec. 12 to preserve a copy of the full torture report in his presidential library, keeping it from public view for at least 12 years.

But Lamberth's order that the nearly 7,000-page report be deposited with a court security officer, raises the possibility it could eventually be released as a court record, Politico reported.

For now, it will be treated as "top secret" and kept in a secure place, the news outlet reported.

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