Top Dem: CIA 'Torture report' out by October

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee is confident that her panel’s declassified review of the CIA’s so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” will be out by the end of the month.

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinYates spars with GOP at testy hearing Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks Mini-exodus of Trump officials from Commerce to lobby on semiconductors MORE (D-Calif.) told reporters on Thursday that the panel is working with the Obama administration to finalize which of a series of controversial redactions that officials made will stay and what information can be made public.


“We might be able to get it done in a week or so,” Feinstein said. “It will take time to make all the changes, so it’ll probably take another week” until the document is publicly released.

It would certainly be out before the midterm elections on Nov. 4, she added.

The so-called “torture report” is an unclassified summary of the committee's 6,800-page analysis of the detention and interrogation methods used by the CIA under President George W. Bush. It is expected to detail harsh and brutal methods that were more widespread and less effective than the public has been led to believe.

The upcoming release of the document has already led intelligence agency officials to push back, saying that CIA agents were only following what they believed to be the law.  

It was initially expected to be released earlier this summer, but the fight over a number of redactions caused the report to be delayed since early August.