White House Chief Of Staff Negotiating Redaction Of CIA Torture Report | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

White House Chief Of Staff Negotiating Redaction Of CIA Torture Report

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is personally negotiating how much of the Senate's so-called torture report, a probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, will be redacted, according to sources involved in the negotiations.

McDonough's leading role in the redaction discussion has raised eyebrows in the Senate, given that his position comes with a broad array of urgent responsibilities and that the Obama White House has a team of qualified national security advisers.

Despite the White House’s public reluctance to get involved in the widely aired spat between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over the report, McDonough’s role suggests that the Oval Office sees the feud as a high-stakes one.

The White House confirmed McDonough’s involvement in the negotiations, but would not discuss the extent of it.

“We’re not going to get into the details of our discussions, but White House officials, including Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, are in regular touch with [Intelligence Committee] leadership on a variety of matters, including to discuss the committee’s review of the Bush Administration’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, in an effort to help ensure the executive summary is completed and declassified consistent with national security interests,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this report on torture will simply go away, which is completely inappropriate.

US taxpayers should be able to, and in fact mandated, to read the entire report, to see how their taxpayer dollars were used in the application of torture to prisoners of war.

And I can assure you of one thing: waterboarding was not the most vicious procedure applied to those who were enduring torture, under the US government's watch.

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