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Public Accounts Committee refuses to publish Snowden’s report

Public Accounts Committee refuses to publish Snowden’s report

Schiff says January 6 committee will decide what goes in the final report ‘in a collaborative manner’ with the public

A day after the Public Accounts Committee said it would make a “meaningful” decision on the final report of the inquiry into the 2016 election, its chair Michael Connarty said it had yet to decide what material in the report could be published.

A day after the Public Accounts Committee said it would make a “meaningful” decision on the final report of the inquiry into the 2016 election, its chair Michael Connarty said it had yet to decide what material in the report could be published.

The committee, which has held public hearings on the issue, said it “recognises the enormous importance of the process undertaken by the Public Accounts Committee.”

However, it appeared Connarty was signalling that it would not publish any materials produced by the inquiry since the committee could not, as it said, make a decision on what should be included.

“The committee will make a decision in a collaborative manner with the public on what material in the report can be published,” said a statement issued by Connarty, a Republican representative from Wisconsin.

“The committee believes that its role now is to take appropriate action to publish the report and take public comment on it. It is therefore taking the opportunity to invite the public to provide comments on the material submitted to the government watchdog by individuals or groups who testified before the committee.”

The committee’s decision is expected to be made on January 6, when it resumes hearings.

A few days before the committee was due to hold another public hearing examining the role of the National Security Agency’s data storage facility in the investigation into the terrorist attack on the US on September 11, 2012, senior US officials announced they had uncovered information that NSA contractor Edward Snowden had “authorized the agency to retain and use” information he had leaked.

US officials said

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