05.21.15

Burr Statement on Court’s Interrogation Report Ruling

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on yesterday’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that there is no obligation to release an unabridged version of the SSCI interrogation report:

“I am pleased by the court’s ruling which affirms that this document is a congressional document under congressional control.  Further release of this highly classified document will compromise the national security of the United States and needlessly put Americans lives at risk.”

The former Committee Chairman released the full unabridged, highly classified report to certain executive branch agencies in December 2014 after the Committee had already released a declassified summary along with additional and minority views earlier in the year.  The full report contains highly sensitive information that would compromise U.S. personnel and interests around the world.