GOP Senator Seeks to Put CIA ‘Smoking Gun’ Back in Bottle

New Intelligence Committee chairman wants to keep public in the dark about torture by Deirdre Fulton – With his party back in control of Congress, the new GOP chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee wants to return to the CIA a damning internal review, described by some as a “smoking gun,” that exposes the brutality and inefficiency of the spy agency’s torture program. “The Panetta Review was never intended for the committee to have,” Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina told Huffington Post. “At some point, we will probably send it back to where it came from.” The so-called Panetta Review is named for former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA director Leon Panetta, who ordered the internal review in 2009 as an attempt by the agency to better understand millions of documents that the CIA was handing over to the Intelligence Committee as it began its investigation into the Bush-era detention...

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