WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects. That 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 terrorist attacks.
Even as Thursday's vote neared, concerns were raised that the committee failed to interview top spy agency officials who had authorized or supervised the brutal interrogations.
Congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the document say it is deeply critical of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods, and concludes among other things that such practices provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
The CIA disputes many of the conclusions in the report.