US President Barack Obama will send to his presidential archive a comprehensive Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture.
Obama ordered that the material remain classified for 12 years, read a letter from White House Counsel Neil Eggleston to Senator Dianne Feinstein, the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“At this time, we are not pursuing declassification of the full study,” the letter said.
The Senate report confirmed in 2014 that the CIA employed brutal techniques like waterboarding, physical abuse, sleep deprivation, mock executions, and anal penetration performed under the cover of “rehydration” to interrogate terror suspects imprisoned after the September 11 attacks.
Feinstein and other congressional Democrats had already called on Obama, who ended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” in January 2009, to declassify and release the report before Trump takes office next month.
However, the full…