Leon Panetta Torture Review Agrees with Senate Torture Report

I’m watching the confirmation hearing for Caroline Krass to be General Counsel of the CIA.

When his turn, Mark Udall just started by saying that after the review process between CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee, “I’m more confident than ever of the factual accuracy of the Committee’s 6300 page study.” He then repeated it again.

He went on to reveal that CIA is still withholding certain cables the Committee needs to finish the report.

Finally, he revealed that Leon Panetta did a review of the torture program. And that review came to the same conclusion as the Senate Intelligence Report.

Which raised two questions, for Udall. First, given that Panetta, as CIA DIrector, came to largely similar results as the Senate did, why has the CIA spent a year fighting the release of the Torture Report?

More importantly, why has — as Udall revealed — refused to turn over the Panetta review to the Committee?

Very good questions.

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bmaz @sahilkapur No, just disputing that the relative difference is of any current materiality as to whether Sanders stays in race.
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bmaz @sahilkapur And the fact that relative delegate counts were a little different doesn't ratify the propriety of the situation; condemns it
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bmaz @sahilkapur Bullshit. The entire weight of the DLC/DNC and press lackeys were not oriented cravenly against Clinton then as are Sanders now.
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bmaz @sahilkapur I think the statement speaks for itself.
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bmaz @sahilkapur Dewey beats Truman! Let the people vote.
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bmaz @sahilkapur And it is hilarious, if not flat out ridiculous that the press holds Sanders to a relative standard they didn't Clinton in 2008
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bmaz @sahilkapur He doesn't need to do diddly squat but keep running for the betterment of the party as a whole and to let ALL the people vote.
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bmaz @PhoenixWomanMN @sahilkapur Oh I'm sorry, did your littler warmonger lose yet another election?
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bmaz @normative Shush, I am not admitting it yet
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bmaz American democracy, craven DNC style, in all its glory https://t.co/O4M7gMefO5
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bmaz @RMFifthCircuit @NESN Sounds exciting!
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