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April 01, 2014
By Jess Ballance Five years ago, the Senate intelligence committee launched what Sen. Dianne Feinstein, committee chair, has since called one of the most important oversight efforts in the...
March 26, 2014
March 27, 2014 Update: This blog was updated to reflect Sen. Feinstein's announcement that a vote is expected on Thursday, April 3.  The Senate intelligence committee has...
March 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is urging President Obama to direct White House staff to lead the declassification process of the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11...
March 24, 2014
In a Politico piece titled How the CIA Blew It, Former CIA Chief Legal Officer John Rizzo blasts the CIA for picking the wrong fight with Congress over the Senate intelligence committee’s...
March 24, 2014
ADVISORY: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:30a.m. Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First will host a March 25 media briefing conference call to discuss recent developments in the Senate...
March 20, 2014
The pressure is mounting to declassify the Senate torture report. Last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein came to the Senate floor and accused the CIA of spying on Senate intelligence committee staff...
March 17, 2014
A public outcry arose last week around the Senate torture report when Senator Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of blocking investigation of the CIA’s torture program. The CIA has reportedly been...

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Transcription | August 11, 2014
Below is a shortened transcript of the August 5 media telebriefing featuring retired Generals Joseph Hoar and Paul Eaton, former General Counsel of the Navy Alberto Mora, and Human Rights First’s...
Opinions | August 06, 2014
An opinion piece by Antonio M. Taguba ALEXANDRIA, Va. — THE Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release key sections of its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and...
Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Michael J. Quigley In 2009 with bi-partisan support, the Senate intelligence committee began an investigation of the CIA’s use of so-called “enhanced...
Factsheet | August 05, 2014
From 2009 to 2014 the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) conducted a comprehensive oversight review of the CIA's interrogation and detention program in the years following 9/11. ...