Udall: 'All options' on table with CIA report

Outgoing Sen. Mark UdallMark Emery UdallDemocrats will win back the Senate majority in 2020, all thanks to President Trump Poll: Trump trails three Democrats by 10 points in Colorado The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE (D-Colo.) said he is keeping "all options on the table" when it comes to publicly releasing the Senate's report on the CIA's now-defunct interrogation program. 

Following Udall's reelection loss earlier this month, a number of advocates floated the idea of Udall publicly revealing sections of the classified report on the Senate floor before the end of the year. 


"I mean I'm going to keep all options on the table," he told The Denver Post on Thursday when asked specifically about the idea. 

While the plan is unlikely, there is some precedent. The Constitution gives immunity to senators engaging in speech and debate, whether or not they publicly reveal classified information. But Senate rules forbid those types of disclosure.  

Udall is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which drafted the report. Portions of it, including the executive summary, are being redacted for release. But Udall and others have said the administration has been too heavy-handed in the editing process. 

"Transparency and disclosure are critical to the work of the Senate intelligence committee and our democracy, so I'm going to keep all options on the table to ensure the truth comes out," Udall said.

Udall said an agreement on the release is close, which would make the revelation on the floor unnecessary. Chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told the newspaper the report is expected to be made public in the coming weeks.