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Dodging 'Torture,' Brennan Calls Waterboarding 'Reprehensible'
John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA, said today that he finds waterboarding “reprehensible” and that if he gets the job as top spymaster, it will “never” come back. “It is something that should’ve been banned long ago,” Brennan said at his contentious...
The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, December 23, 2013
contentious practices at the embattled spy agency. "The NSA is not spying on Americans," former acting CIA Director Michael Morell said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "There was no abuse here. (NSA employees) were doing exactly what they
White House Picks Panel to Review NSA Programs
other secret government efforts disclosed over recent months, ABC News has learned. The recent acting head of the CIA, Michael Morell , will be among what President Obama called a "high-level group of outside experts" scrutinizing the controversial programs
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AGENCY Bloomberg's Hans Nichols: " CIA's Morell Departs, White House Lawyer Chosen for Job " Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell is retiring and President Barack Obama has selected a White House lawyer, Avril D. Haines, to replace him
'Zero Dark Thirty' Director: Torture 'Reprehensible'
tactics that led to the finding of Osama bin Laden." That observation echoed a previous statement by acting CIA Director Michael Morell , who said that enhanced interrogation played a role in the hunt for bin Laden but was not the "key" to finding
'Zero Dark Thirty' Film Draws Senators' Ire
material. To my knowledge, I never received any. Reporter: In a december statement to cia personnel, acting director michael morell , called the film a dramatization. Saying the enhanced interrogation techniques were the key to finding bin
Senate Intel Committee Probes Bin Laden Movie Torture Scenes
Committee Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calf.), told ABC News the committee sent a letter to acting CIA Director Michael Morell in late December requesting information about the filmmaker's contact with the CIA. A representative for the
Acting CIA Chief Pans 'Zero Dark Thirty'
think of the film? Loved it. Reporter: Critics are on the attack. In a rare public statement, acting cia director michael morell accuses the film of taking significant artistic license. Emphasizing it's not a realistic portrayal of the
President Obama Tells Vanity Fair He Was Prepared to Have Bin Laden Tried In Federal Court
coverage begins at 8 p.m. The information comes along with some new details about the planning for the raid, including that Michael Morell , the head of the C.I.A.'s bin Laden team - who had been part of the wrong CIA analysis concluding that Saddam Hussein
CIA Chief in Pakistan Exits; Led OBL Hunt Team
of "major" issues during a recent meeting between ISI Director Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha and acting CIA director Michael Morell , although the official would not provide details. "The freefall has been arrested," said one Pakistani official
President Obama, White House, Continue Focus on North Korean Attack
Susan Rice (via secure video teleconference); Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell ; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen; Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen
The Presidential Planner
Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Morell , Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency Richard Holbrooke, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan