March 12, 2014 - President Obama called Wednesday for release of a report on past CIA interrogation techniques that is at the heart of a dispute between the agency and the Senate that has wound up under Justice Department review.
Accusations of misconduct between the Senate and the CIA have been referred to the "appropriate authorities, and they are looking into it," Obama told reporters, declining further comment on any investigation.
The important thing, Obama said, is informing the public about the Senate's investigation into past CIA activities in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
"I would urge them to go ahead and complete the report (and) send it to us," Obama said. "We will declassify those findings so that the American people can understand what happened in the past, and that can help guide us as we move forward."
Document disclosures involved in the Senate's investigation of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques helped provoke an extraordinary dispute between a prominent senator and CIA Director John Brennan that went public Tuesday. read more>>>