Feinstein, after release of CIA report, urges measures to ban ‘abusive’ interrogations


The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said she will seek to make “abusive” interrogation measures illegal and ban the CIA from holding prisoners under a series of measures shaped by the findings of a report released last month on the agency’s treatment of detainees after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The recommendations were outlined in a letter Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) delivered to President Obama last week, urging him to adopt measures that she said would “make sure that the United States never again engages in actions that you have acknowledged were torture.”

The document provides the clearest indication to date of the legislative agenda Feinstein intends to pursue after devoting much of her tenure as chairman of the committee to an exhaustive investigation of the CIA’s treatment of terrorism..

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