WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says intelligence officials will be told to quickly comply with today's vote by a Senate panel to release parts of a secret report that criticized CIA terror interrogations after 9/11.
A spokesman restated President Barack Obama's support for declassifying the document.
But it might not happen quickly. A CIA spokesman says the agency will "carry out the review expeditiously," but that the process may be difficult. Dean Boyd says, "We owe it to the men and women directed to carry out this program to try and ensure that any historical account of it is accurate."
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 to order the declassification of almost 500 pages of the 6,300-page report. The report concluded that waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation methods" were excessively cruel, and that they weren't effective in producing valuable intelligence.
Even some Republicans who agree with the CIA that the findings are inaccurate voted in favor of declassification, saying it's important for the country to move on.
Members of the intelligence community have criticized the investigation for failing to include interviews with top spy agency officials who authorized or supervised the brutal interrogations.
214-c-25-(Jerry Bodlander, AP correspondent)-"it's done quickly"-AP correspondent Jerry Bodlander reports the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a classified report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations. (3 Apr 2014)
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213-w-36-(Jerry Bodlander, AP correspondent, with Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman, Senate Intelligence Committee)--A Senate panel has approved declassifying part of a government report on the U.S. treatment of terror suspects. AP correspondent Jerry Bodlander reports. (3 Apr 2014)
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APPHOTO DCMR105: Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 3, 2014, as the panel votes to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of the most definitive accounts about the government's actions after the 9/11 attacks. Members of the intelligence community raised concerns that the committee failed to interview top spy agency officials who had authorized or supervised the brutal interrogations. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) (3 Apr 2014)
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