480-Page Hit Job on CIA Released
Senator Dianne Feinstein, author of the 1994 semi-auto ban, released a 480-page summary of a 6,000-page “study” on interrogation techniques used in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, despite opposition from the CIA, State Department. Republicans pulled out of the investigation in 2009, and the report was done solely by Democratic staffers on the committee.
According to media reports, Feinstein’s report accuses the CIA of misleading Congress about the use of those techniques and by overstating the information obtained. The report, coming after years of partisan disputes, including allegations of computer hacking on the part of both the CIA and Democratic staffers on the intelligence committee, claims that at least 119 people were held in the CIA’s secret detention report.