According to the Telegraph, Tony Blair and Jack Straw were regularly briefed on the US extraordinary rendition programme by MI6 and were shown US Department of Justice legal opinions declaring enhanced interrogation techniques lawful. More can be read here.
The Committee vote to declassify the executive summary and conclusions of the report will take place on the afternoon of 3 April 2014, but it already has enough support from senators. More can be read here.
Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Publicly Rebukes CIA for Obstructing Senate Investigation of RenditionWednesday, 12 March 2014 11:00
Senator Dianne Feinstein accuses the intelligence agency of intimidating the Committee staff members after it referred the staff to the Justice Department for investigation. The full text of her speech can be read here.
Members of the APPG on Extraordinary Rendition wrote to the Intelligence and Security Committee with suggestions for its forthcoming investigation into rendition. More can be read here.
The New York Times provides further background on current allegations that the CIA investigated Senate staff members who were compiling the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on rendition. More can be read here.
CIA Inspector General Conducting Inquiry Into Conduct of Agency Employees Regarding Rendition ReportWednesday, 05 March 2014 11:06
Members of Congress have complained that CIA employees were improperly monitoring the work of Senate Intelligence Committee staff working on the report of the CIA's detention and interrogation programme. More can be read here.