CIA Findings Underscore Need for White House Leadership on Torture

Washington, D.C.– In response to the Central Intelligence Agency’s internal investigation finding that agency officers inappropriately accessed a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee during its review of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, Human Rights First’s Raha Wala issued the following statement:

“Today’s report is yet another piece of evidence that the CIA has systematically mislead Congress, the White House, and the Department of Justice about its brutal and unlawful interrogation program. As the administration prepares to respond to the Senate intelligence committee’s report, President Obama should make clear that he will not tolerate inappropriate activities that interfere with Congressional oversight. He should also double down on his commitment to ensuring the nation never again uses torture, a stance that is strengthened – not undermined – by the committee’s findings.”

For more information or to speak with Wala, contact Brenda Bowser Soder at [email protected] or 202-370-3323.


Published on July 31, 2014


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