I’m not suprised in the least that the CIA has postponed the release of the IG report, they say for one week.
The CIA has postponed the release of a highly-anticipated 2004 report on torture that was set for release today and is said to conclude that there’s no proof torture foiled terror plots, a source familiar with the process confirms to me.
CIA spokesperson George Little also just emailed that the CIA expects the process to conclude “soon,” a clear sign it won’t be today.
After all, given the squabble the WaPo reported earlier this week, there was no way the CIA was going to make redactions and get it approved by the White House in time for release today.
But when the CIA (via DOJ) says,
Given the need for inter-agency review of the re-processed document, however, we will need additional time to make a final determination as to what information, if any, may be disclosed from the report. [my emphasis]
I start getting cranky.
Or is the CIA going to hide the report that they ordered up a last round of waterboarding for Abu Zubaydah in spite of the interrogators’ judgment that he was fully compliant, even though it is already out there?