Sunday, 18 December 2016

“Transparent” Obama Admin Just Ordered Bush’s War Crimes to Remain Secret for 12 More Years


Those who wished to read the full text of the notorious Senate report on documenting the CIA torture of detainees after 9/11 will have to wait for 12 years. The White House ordered it kept under seal after Barack Obama leaves office.
 
Seven US senators urged the Obama administration to declassify the 6,770-page Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program so the public could have a full account of past torture practices.

White House counsel Neil Eggleston, in responding to the request, said the president had told the National Archives and Records Administration that access to the classified material should be shielded from public access requests for 12 years.

“At this time, we are not pursing declassification of the full study,” Eggleston wrote in a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D, California).
http://www.blacklistednews.com/%E2%80%9CTransparent%E2%80%9D_Obama_Admin_Just_Ordered_Bush%E2%80%99s_War_Crimes_to_Remain_Secret_for_12_More_Years/55797/0/38/38/Y/M.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2016.]

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