Rockefeller: Crucial Oversight Questions and Problems Need to be Addressed at the CIA

Sen. Jay Rockefeller

The CIA torture report was released last week.  It was a seven year investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee into interrogation tactics used during the war on terror.  While the report has left the nation’s headlines in favor of more current news, the report still resonates with West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller, a member of that committee.  He spoke to us from Washington earlier this week.

“The CIA developed the Detention and Interrogation Program in a time of great fear, anxiety and unprecedented crisis; but it is at these times of crisis when we need sound judgment, excellence, and professionalism from the CIA the most.  When mistakes are made, they call for self-reflection and scrutiny.  For that process to begin, we first have to make sure there is an accurate public record of what happened. The public release of the Executive Summary and Findings and Conclusions is a tremendous and consequential step toward that goal.”  U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D) W. Va. during remarks on the floor of the U. S. Senate Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Our conversation with Sen. Rockefeller continues Friday on West Virginia Morning.