TPM News

Senate Panel Votes To Release CIA Torture Report

Hzqvjrkg8uz2shn1emfc
AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite

The vote to declassify the 6,300-page review's summary was 11-3. The "torture report" argues CIA methods were often cruel and ineffective. The agency disputes the findings.

The two sides are embroiled in a bitter dispute.

Senators accuse the agency of spying on their investigation and deleting files. The CIA says Senate staffers illegally accessed information. The Justice Department is reviewing competing criminal referrals.

President Barack Obama supports releasing the report.

Spokesman Jay Carney says the president will instruct intelligence agencies to conduct declassification work quickly.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.