Chambliss, Scarborough and Brzezinski Agree: This Is A Terrible Time To Release CIA Interrogation Report

• September 19, 2014 9:33 am


The Senate Intelligence Committee's critical report on CIA interrogation practices is still awaiting public release as negotiations continue over what details should be redacted.

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, the hosts and committee member Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) expressed concern over releasing the report as the United States prepares to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS.)

"I frankly don't think it serves any purpose," Chambliss said. "Particularly now, when, as you've said, I think there's a real chance that the terrorist community will be a little more aggressive, react to it–"

"Is this not one of the worst times to release this report?" Scarborough asked.

"It seems to me like it is," Chambliss said.

Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein objected to their concerns, asking whether there was ever a good time to release the report.

"You're saying ‘is there ever a good time' as if things are the same now as they were two or three years ago," Scarborough broke in.

"It's a pretty bad time," Mika Brzezinski said.

"The biggest problem with this report is it's an ideologically driven report by a Democratic committee," said Scarborough. "It's not down the middle, and we're not getting the other side of the report."