A Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture on prisoners during the Bush administration was released earlier today. Senator Diane Feinstein had been fighting for the release of the executive summary since last year. The release of the report has sparked a heated debate in Congress, with some members arguing for its release and others saying information contained in the report could spark violence overseas. Katherine Hawkins, a national security fellow at OpenTheGovernment.Org, has advocated for the release. She served previously as the investigator for the Constitution Project’s bipartisan Task Force on Detainee Treatment. She joins us to talk about why she thinks it was necessary to make this information public.
(photo: This frame grab from video, provided by Senate Television, shows Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Senate Television))