Don’t Hide CIA Records from the Public

Target: Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the Intelligence Committee

Goal: Don’t hide CIA records, which recount instances of brutal torture, from the public.

The Trump Administration wants to hide records on torture and abuse in the CIA from the American public. Current law requires that all government records at some point become accessible to the public once agencies submit them. However, this specific report, which holds key information on torture after 9/11, will be delegated to Congress, which does not have to share records with the public, at the request of the Trump Administration.

This report highlights alleged waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and other forms of brutal torture by the CIA in the “War on Terror.” The reports also claim that these methods weren’t as effective as the government claims, which has angered members of the Republican party.

The public has a right to know what actions its government is taking. Accounts of torture cannot and should not be hidden. Sign the petition and demand that these reports be release to the media and public so that Americans can know the extent of their government’s actions.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Burr,

Under your discretion, reports on torture by the CIA following 9/11 are being returned to Congress, where they are exempt from various “Freedom of Information” acts. This means they can be hidden away from the public forever.

These reports highlight incidents of water boarding, sleep deprivation, and other brutal methods of torture, which proved ineffective. Taxpaying citizens of the United States have a right to know what their government is doing. America has a long history of trying to erase its negative actions and this must end. I demand that you take steps to incorporate these documents into federal records so that the public can freely access them.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit:  CIA Website

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4 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    The American Voters Deserve Transparency!!!! Stop the Hiding of CIA Records From the Public–NOW!! Unacceptable!!

  2. The public has EVERY right to know the truth. The government has NO right to hide the documents from the public. What are they so afraid of? What are they trying to hide? This is a very cowardly and underhanded move by Trump.

  3. must be transparent! the public has a right to know what is going on!

  4. Wendy Morrison says:

    Torture Trump and hide those facts only!!!

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