The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to return a 2014 Senate report that detailed the CIA's detention and interrogation program, according to a new report.
The New York Times writes that the 6,700-page report put together by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee may never be made public. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA itself is returning the report to Capitol Hill.
The report detailed how the American intelligence community worked to gather intelligence in the years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks through the use of secret prisons across the world, harsh interrogation methods and torture.
The report was sent to eight federal agencies after it came out in 2014, and lawmakers asked that they distribute the copies agencywide — meaning it was eligible to be made public via the Freedom of Information Act. The agencies, however, kept them under lock and key.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has been fighting to have all copies of the report returned to Congress. Now that a court case on the matter is over, the agencies are free to send them back.
It seems the White House is following along.
Former President Barack Obama, however, decided in December to include the report in his presidential papers,which would make it eligible to eventually be declassified.
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