On February 10th, 2017, Donald Trump’s Justice Department delivered an unredacted copy of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Detention and Interrogation Program to a federal court vault after it was requested via court order, according to legal documents.
The report outlined Senate criticisms of the Bush administration’s “War on Terror” in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Centers and Pentagon building. The damning report documents abuses in the CIA program indicating that intelligence officers waterboarded, rectally abused captives and held at least 119 foreign prisoners out of reach of the International Red Cross or attorneys.
The Senate Torture Report has been the subject of much controversy due to the claims made in it and the refusal of the Obama administration to make the document available to any court. The delivery of the document is significant because it ensures that at least one copy will be preserved for future litigation and reference.
The Senate Torture Report can be viewed online here.