Fox senior political correspondent Brit Hume said Monday on “America’s Newsroom” that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s decision to release a report on the CIA’s interrogation tactics, despite the Obama administration and American allies alike warning that it could lead to violence, was “inexplicable” and “burning the ban on your way out.”
HUME: I think it is inexplicable frankly. Dianne Feinstein is driving this. The Republicans on the committee, they’re the minority of course now, are not for the release of this report and I think they dispute its findings, many of them do. It is a massive document as has been reported.
Dianne Feinstein has long been considered one of Congress’s true grown-ups. And it is not as if she’s releasing a report to lay bare practices may still be ongoing, and therefore need to be exposed and changed. These practices were discontinued long ago, discontinued basically while President George W. Bush was still in office. So it has been a long time since we’ve been doing any of this, so the need to release this document with a lot of gory details at this stage of the game is hard to find. It is just inexplicable to me.
HOST MARTHA MACCALLUM: And it raises the question… is this a case of burning the barn on your way out?
HUME: Well, you know, that’s what it seems like…