Chairman Rogers’ Statement on the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

Dec 9, 2014
Chairman Rogers’ Statement on the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

For Immediate Release                     Contact:  Kelsey Knight
December 9, 2014                                            Kelsey.Knight@mail.house.gov

Chairman Rogers’ Statement on the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

“I regret that the Senate Intelligence Committee has publicly released this report.  Though it is wholly appropriate for the congressional intelligence committees to conduct rigorous review of classified programs, I fear that publicizing the details of this classified program – which was legal, authorized, and appropriately briefed to the intelligence committees – will only inflame our enemies, risk the lives of those who continue to sacrifice on our behalf, and undermine the very organization we continuously ask to do the hardest jobs in the toughest places.  In the months and years after 9/11, the men and women of the CIA answered America’s demand for action by leaving their families and risking their lives to protect the rest of us. For that, they deserve America’s highest praise and thanks.”

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