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Mark Udall to consider all options to reveal CIA torture report
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has seven weeks left in office, but the Colorado Democrat isn't prepared to go quietly — especially when it comes to the twin issues of CIA torture and government snooping.

In his first interview since Election Day, Udall told The Denver Post that he would "keep all options on the table," including a rarely-used right given to federal lawmakers, to publicize a secret report about the harsh interrogation techniques used by CIA agents in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

He also vowed to make one final push to curb the National Security Agency and its power to gather information on ordinary Americans.

"Trying to run out the clock ... is not an option," Udall said Thursday of the long-hidden CIA report. "The truth will come out."

Udall's pledge to make a last stand comes amid a chorus of pleas from media outlets and civil libertarians.

Mere hours after Udall lost his re-election bid to Republican Cory Gardner, one columnist with The Guardian newspaper — the British publication made famous in the U.S. for its coverage of the Edward Snowden-NSA affair — urged Udall to " go out with a bang" and make public the CIA torture report.
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november 2014 by jtyost2

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