01/29/2014 - There's good news in the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking greater transparency about the CIA's now-discontinued torture program: The CIA has agreed to review and consider for public release two of the three key reports we seek. The release would take place on May 22.
But as usual when we talk about forcing transparency from the CIA, good news comes with caveats. The two reports the CIA is considering making public give only its version of the story (though apparently the two CIA reports contradict each other). The agency is still fighting in court to prevent disclosure of the third, an investigative report into CIA torture by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. We're looking forward to making our case for disclosure of that report to the court. Meanwhile, the committee — which invested four years into its comprehensive investigation led by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) — will vote soon to seek declassification of a summary of the report. We urge it to vote "yes" so that the public has a fuller story, and not just the one the CIA wants to tell. read more>>>