Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today urged President Obama to withhold judgment on potential criminal prosecutions related to CIA interrogations until the committee completes its review of the Agency’s program.

Here is Senator Feinstein’s letter to the President:

April 20, 2009

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

I am writing to respectfully request that comments regarding holding individuals accountable for detention and interrogation related activities be held in reserve until the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is able to complete its review of the conditions and interrogations of certain high value detainees.

This study is now underway, and I estimate its completion within the next six to eight months. A study of the first two detainees has already been completed and will shortly be before the committee.

Sincerely Yours,

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator

###