Statement of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission Regarding the Release of the CIA Inspector General’s Report post- 9/11
October 20, 2004
The Family Steering Committee is deeply disturbed to learn that an investigation of the CIA, conducted at the direction of the Joint House and Senate Congressional Intelligence Committees two years ago, has yet to be released — even though the report is not classified.
This report discusses failures within the CIA and identifies performance deficiencies among high-ranking CIA officials. Congress is currently in the process of legislating reforms within the intelligence community. The findings in this report must be shared with all members of Congress and with the American public to ensure that the problems identified are addressed and corrected.
We call for the immediate release of this report. To shield CIA officials from accountability and to continue to cover-up deficiencies in that agency puts the safety of our nation at risk.