Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program: Minority Views, Additional Minority Views [open pdf - 14MB]
This document contains Minority Views and Additional Minority Views of an unclassified report that was released on December 9, 2014, by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence titled, "Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program." This document includes Minority Views of Vice Chairman Chambliss joined by Senators Burr, Risch, Coats, Rubio, and Coburn. From the Executive Summary: "In March 2009, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence ('SSCI' or 'Committee') decided, by a vote of 14-1, to initiate a Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program, (the Study). On August 24, 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder decided to re-open the criminal inquiry related to the interrogation of certain detainees in the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Detention and Interrogation Program ('the Program' or 'the Detention and Interrogation Program'). Shortly thereafter, the minority withdrew from active participation in the Study when it determined that the Attorney General's decision would preclude a comprehensive review of the Program, since many of the relevant witnesses would likely decline to be interviewed by the Committee. […] We begin with an examination of the procedural irregularities that negatively impacted the Study's problematic claims and conclusions. First, the Committee's decision not to interview key witnesses led to significant analytical and factual errors in the original and subsequent updated versions of the Study. Second, over the objection of the minority, the Committee did not provide a copy of the draft Study to the Intelligence Community for initial fact-checking prior to the vote to adopt the Study at the end of the 112th Congress. Third, Committee members and staff were not given sufficient time to review the Study prior to the scheduled vote on December 13, 2012. Fourth, the Committee largely ignored the CIA's response to the Study on June 27, 2013, which identified a number of factual and analytical errors in the Study."
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