Washington—Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to press reports that Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is asking the executive branch to return copies of the committee’s report on the CIA detention and interrogation program:
“In December, when the Senate Intelligence Committee publicly released portions of its report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program, I sent the full, 6,900-page classified report to the executive branch for use by appropriately cleared officials at the White House, CIA and other parts of the government. This was consistent with the committee’s vote to approve the report in December 2012 and declassify portions of it in April 2014.
“I strongly disagree that the administration should relinquish copies of the full committee study, which contains far more detailed records than the public executive summary. Doing so would limit the ability to learn lessons from this sad chapter in America’s history and omit from the record two years of work, including changes made to the committee’s 2012 report following extensive discussion with the CIA.”
The official Senate report (Senate Report 113-288) is available online from the Government Printing Office. That document includes the official December 9, 2014, transmittal letter, which states, “The entire classified report will be provided to the Executive Branch for dissemination to all relevant agencies.”