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Senate Panel Votes to Release CIA Report

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 3, 2014, as the panel votes to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of the most definitive accounts about the government's actions after the 9/11 attacks. Members of the intelligence community raised concerns that the committee failed to interview top spy agency officials who had authorized or supervised the brutal interrogations. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)Molly Riley / AP

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The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday voted to declassify parts of a report that is highly critical of CIA interrogation methods following Sept. 11, 2001.

The Senate panel voted 11-3 to release parts of the executive summary and the conclusions of the 6,200-page report, which reviewed more than 100 individuals detained and interrogated by the CIA at clandestine detention facilities from 2001 to 2009.

“The purpose of this review was to uncover the facts behind this secret program, and the results were shocking,” Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the committee, said in a statement. “The report exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation. It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to.”

The Senate and CIA have recently been at odds with each other. Senators have accused the agency of spying on the committee and whipping files from their computers, a claim currently being investigated by the Justice Department.

President Barack Obama has indicated his support of declassification of these parts of the report.

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