Levin statement on CIA-proposed redactions in SSCI detention and interrogation study

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

WASHINGTON – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., issued the following statement today on the CIA-proposed redactions to the Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

“The redactions that CIA has proposed to the Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogations are totally unacceptable. Classification should be used to protect sources and methods or the disclosure of information which could compromise national security, not to avoid disclosure of improper acts or embarrassing information. But in reviewing the CIA-proposed redactions, I saw multiple instances where CIA proposes to redact information that has already been publicly disclosed in the Senate Armed Services Committee report on detainee abuse that was reviewed by the administration and authorized for release in 2009. The White House needs to take hold of this process and ensure that all information that should be declassified is declassified.”