Journalism in the Public Interest


Updated: April 15, 2014

Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary of its report about the CIA's detainee program. It’s been more than five years since the committee announced its review, a period marked by CIA pushback (and potential snooping), indecisiveness from the White House, and objections from committee Republicans. And it will be still more time before the public can actually read a word of the report.

Here's what happened.