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White House Says Senate CIA Torture Report To Be Released Tuesday

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Senate Intelligence Committee informed them of their intention to release the report on Tuesday.

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The Senate Intelligence Committee will release their long-awaited declassified report on CIA detention and interrogation policies during the Bush Administration on Tuesday, according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

"We have heard from the committee that they do intend to release the report tomorrow," Earnest said at Monday's White House press briefing. "The timing of the release of the report is something that has always been up to the committee, and it's a decision that they have made."

Earnest did note that the administration has taken security precautions around the globe in anticipation of the report's release.

"The administration has been for months has been preparing for the release of this report. There are some indications that this, that the release of the report, could lead to a greater risk that is posed to U.S. facilities and individuals all around the world. So the administration has taken the prudent steps to ensure that the proper security precautions are in place at U.S. facilities around the globe."

"That said, the administration strongly supports the release of this declassified summary of the report."

Kyle Blaine is the deputy politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Kyle Blaine at kyle.blaine@buzzfeed.com.

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