CIA ran up $40 million tab turning out Senate torture report, documents show — RT USA
So Centra initially estimated it would cost $123,017.44 to review torture docs. Ended up getting $42M to do the job. https://t.co/YKr9Z6kOHF— emptywheel (@emptywheel) July 27, 2015
FOIA follies: Journalists testify to Congress that Obama administration keeps them in the dark http://t.co/TJ9YflZ7kdpic.twitter.com/tED3yIkyX6— RT America (@RT_America) June 3, 2015
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Critics of the report, including former and current agency officials and some Republican lawmakers, often complained about the report’s price tag of over $40 million to denounce the Democrats leading the inquiry. Contract documentation obtained by VICE News through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, however, shows that the costs were incurred by the CIA.
CIA outsources & spends >$40 million “reviewing” torture docs; then complains Senate committee wasted money. https://t.co/kZ18EeNnTi— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) July 27, 2015