Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein is appealing to President Barack Obama to remove the CIA from leading the edit of a torture report harshly critical of the agency's actions.

In a letter to the president, Feinstein says the White House should lead the declassification process.

Feinstein's Senate Intelligence Committee voted last week to release parts of the 6,600-page review after information compromising national security is blacked out. Obama has backed the declassification. But the White House has said the CIA will lead that process.

Feinstein and other senators say the agency has a conflict of interest.

The report concludes the CIA tortured suspects and gained little evidence. The CIA rejects those findings.

And the committee and the CIA have traded accusations of wrongdoing related to the production of the report.

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