Politico - President Barack Obama has moved to preserve a Senate report on harsh interrogation tactics used by the CIA during the war on terror, but he's passed up options that could have led to declassification of broad swaths of the review in the near future.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
(D-Calif.), other lawmakers, and human rights and transparency advocates
have been pressing Obama to declassify the nearly 7,000-page unabridged
version of the Senate Intelligence Committee "torture report," or to
have it declared an official record of one of the agencies that has a
Obama decided instead to place the report in his official presidential records, according to a letter
White House Counsel Neil Eggleston sent to Feinstein on Friday. That
means the full-length report will be subject to public requests in 2029,
which would trigger a declassification process at that time.