Some in ‘tor­ture’ re­port de­nied chance to read it

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — About a dozen for­mer CIA officials named in a clas­si­fied Se­nate re­port on decade-old agency in­ter­ro­ga­tion prac­tices were no­ti­fied in re­cent days that they would be able to re­view parts of the doc­u­ment in a se­cure room in sub­ur­ban Wash­ing­ton af­ter sign­ing a se­crecy agree­ment.

Then, on Fri­day, many were told they would not be able to see it, af­ter all.

Some of them were fu­ri­ous, while Demo­cratic Se­nate aides were an­gry that they were given the chance in the first place.

It’s the lat­est chap­ter in the drama and re­crim­i­na­tions that have been play­ing out be­hind the scenes in con­nec­tion with what some call the Se­nate tor­ture re­port, a sum­mary of which is be­ing de­clas­si­fied and is ex­pected to be re­leased in the com­ing weeks.

“I am out­raged,” said John Rizzo, one of the for­mer officials who was of­fered, and then re­fused, a chance to see the sum­mary re­port be­fore pub­li­ca­tion. He re­tired in 2009 as the CIA’s top lawyer af­ter play­ing a key role in the in­ter­ro­ga­tion pro­gram.

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