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Torture Report: CIA Director John Brennan Defends Agency
Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan today addressed the revelations contained in a comprehensive report released this week about the agency’s use of enhanced interrogation methods from 2002 to 2009, calling some of the techniques "abhorrent” but defending the program overall. The
'This Week' Transcript: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden
Below is the rush transcript of "This Week" on December 14, 2014. It may contain errors. ANNOUNCER: Now on ABC This Week. Developing this morning, stunner in the skies: a Russian military plane narrowly avoids a collision with a passenger jet. What has officials so alarmed? The CIA and torture:
Alleged 9/11 Conspirator 'Holds No Grudge' Against CIA for Torturing Him
One of the men accused of planning and carrying out the Sept. 11 terror attacks watched his torturers suffer as they did their jobs -- and as a result "does not hold any grudges" toward those who inflicted pain on him, his attorneys said today. Lawyers for Ammar al Baluchi (also known as Ali Abdul
Spending Bill Sent To The Senate
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HOUSE APPROVES $1.1 TRILLION SPENDING BILL: Just hours before a midnight deadline approached, the House of Representatives voted to approve a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the federal government open - sending the measure over to the Senate ...
Torture Report: John Brennan Answers Your Biggest Questions
Following Tuesday’s release of the so-called “torture report,” embattled CIA Director John Brennan publicly defended the agency at its headquarters in Langley, Virginia this afternoon. Amid public outrage over the CIA’s “brutal” post-9/11 interrogations – which included repeated waterboarding,
Force-Feeding at Gitmo: Obama’s ‘Torture’ Debate
The forced feedings of at least five detainees held at CIA black sites after 9/11 were among the most graphic new revelations in a declassified Senate report on the interrogation program released this week. The procedures, described as “rectal hydration” and “rectal feeding,” have been criticized
CIA Chief In The Hot Seat
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SPOTLIGHT ON THE CIA: Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan will take questions today in what appears to be the first-ever live press conference from the CIA to be broadcast on television, ABC’s LUIS MARTINEZ notes. Brennan is going to...
CIA Torture Report: White House Mum on Whether Methods Saved Lives
President Obama has condemned what he calls "torture" of detainees by CIA interrogators at black sites overseas in the dark days after 9/11. But the White House is not taking a position on whether any of the information gleaned from those sessions -- putting questions on the propriety of the
State Department Issues Warning After Release of Detailed CIA Torture Report
The Senate report claims the Intelligence agency misled the public and the president.