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An administration official involved in both intelligence and congressional oversight has said members of Congress must be able to access raw intelligence reports.

“Cooked intelligence contains the opinions and biases of the analysts,” the official said.

Case in point: The controversial 2007 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran’s nuclear program that made the statement that Iran halted all work on its nuclear arms program in 2003.

The estimate continues to be the intelligence community’s assessment, despite the fact that the International Atomic Energy Agency has since uncovered evidence indicating Iran continued work on nuclear weapons after 2003 and refused to cooperate in explaining it.