Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the five-year anniversary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s release of the executive summary of the torture report:
“It has been five years since the committee made public the 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, and I believe it has stood the test of time.
“Despite the best attempts of the report’s detractors, none of the details in the report has been proven wrong. And the work that committee staff did to un-redact portions of the report prior to release were integral to understanding its full breadth.
“I’m particularly proud that the report helped Senator McCain and myself pass legislation to outlaw torture once and for all, a cornerstone of Senator McCain’s legacy.
“To anyone who would claim that torture works or that the United States should ever again lower ourselves to such barbaric acts, I say ‘Read the Report.’ It puts those claims to rest in a clear, coherent and comprehensive manner that will serve this country for many, many years to come.”