Senator Pat Roberts press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 5, 2005
CONTACT: Sarah Ross Little(202) 224-4774
Senate Intelligence Chairman Pat Roberts Today Issued the Following Statement
“I have been informed of Director Porter Goss’s decision not to convene Accountability Review Boards (ARB) as recommended by the CIA Inspector General’s review of the actions of CIA personnel prior to September 11, 2001. “Because the ARB is generally the mechanism by which the CIA determines whether any punitive personnel action is warranted, I am concerned to learn of the Director’s decision to forego this step in the process.
“However, I spoke with Director Goss and Negroponte earlier today and they both strongly believe that this is the correct course of action.
“I have invited both Director Negroponte and Director Goss to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee later this month, where we have an opportunity to explore with them this decision and the basis for it.”