In a May 15 filing in U.S. District Court, the Justice Department requested additional time to review the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA’s illegal torture methods, and determine how much of it can be declassified, the Washington Post reported Friday.
The DOJ filing came in response to the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), aimed at forcing the CIA to release the report promptly and publicly. In its filing, the DOJ asserted that the review “will likely be completed this summer, although an exact time cannot now be determined.”
A month ago, committee chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) submitted the report’s executive summary to the White House and expressed the hope that portions of it could be declassified within 30 days. Barack Obama then turned around and designated the CIA to carry out a review of its own murderous and illegal activities, to determine how much of the report could be declassified.
The CIA torture scandal is one of four that Lyndon LaRouche has identified as having the potential to bring down Barack Obama.