Top lawmaker: Torture report will spark violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says the release of a Senate report examining the use of torture by the CIA a decade ago will cause violence and deaths abroad.

Rep. Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, is regularly briefed on intelligence analyses. He tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that the U.S. intelligence community has assessed that the release of the report will be used by extremists to incite violence. The 480-page report is expected to be made public next week. It is a summary of a 6,000 page secret study.

On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry urged the senator in charge of the report to consider the timing of the release. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, has not responded.


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