VIDEO: CIA Director To Address The Senate Torture Report

CIA Director John Brennan will deliver remarks on the Senate Intelligence Committee report at 12:30 p.m. today, from CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va. He will give his first on-the-record reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the agency’s detention and interrogation practices.


In a Senate Intelligence Committee’s report released Tuesday, Senate investigators conclude the United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the 9/11 attacks.

The Senate report accuses the CIA of misleading its political masters about what it was doing with its “black site” captives and deceiving the nation about the effectiveness of its techniques.

The report is the first public accounting of tactics employed after 9/11 and describes far harsher actions than had been widely known. Tactics included confinement to small boxes, weeks of sleep deprivation, simulated drowning, slapping and slamming, and threats to kill, harm or sexually abuse families of the captives.

The statement from Director Brennan on the SSCI Study can be found here.


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