CIA Torture Report Could Endanger US Foreign Facilities: White House

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The White House spokesperson, Josh Earnest said that US facilities and individuals around the globe can be threatened after the release of CIA's torture report on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, December 8 (Sputnik) – US facilities and individuals around the globe can be threatened after the release of CIA's torture report on Tuesday, the White House spokesperson, Josh Earnest, said Monday.

"There are some indications that the release of the report could lead to greater risk that is posed to US facilities and individuals all around the world," Earnest told journalists during a press briefing.

The spokesperson underscored that the Obama administration has taken "prudent steps to ensure that the proper security precautions are in place at US facilities around the globe."

The administration strongly supports the release of declassified summary of the torture report despite possible consequences, Earnest stressed.

However, he continued, "there are obviously going to be some limits about what can be said given the classified nature of the program".

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence spent four years investigating questionable interrogation practices, including waterboarding that CIA was using against terrorist suspects during the administration of George W. Bush.

In April, the so-called torture report was approved for release, but has not been immediately published due to the CIA demands to delete sensitive material from its final version.

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