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John Brennan seals the case against torture

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan enhanced the already strong case against torture Thursday — even though it didn’t really sound like that. Brennan took questions from the media in a rare public press conference. Mostly,...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Torture.]Hey, John Brennan: Why don't you shut the fuck up?

What John Brennan Should Have Said about the Torture Report

By Naureen Shah Today John Brennan, director of the CIA, gave a live press conference responding to the Senate’s landmark report on the CIA torture and secret detention program. He acknowledged “mistakes.” He said that the program was “flawed.” He … Please continue reading.

Andrea Mitchell Listing Torture Methods At Director Brennan

4 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

During CIA Director John Brennan‘s address this afternoon regarding the recent torture report, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, asked Brennan whether there was a possibility that the CIA may employ similar...Show More Summary

CIA Director Defends Enhanced Interrogation After 9/11: 'There Were No Easy Answers'

Thursday, CIA Director John Brennan addressed the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA detention and interrogation procedures and set the stage for the decisions made at the time saying. "On the morning of September 11, 2001,Show More Summary

Brennan: Transparency Over the Last Couple of Days 'Over the Top'

Thursday CIA Director John Brennan in addressing the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA detention and interrogation procedures expressed frustration over a reporters' question on government transparency. "I think there's more than enough transparency that's happened over the last couple of days. I think it's over the top," he said. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Torture gets further mush-mouthed in John Brennan's massage … er … questioning by the press

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

CIA Director John Brennan has just completed a press conference at headquarters over the torture report released Tuesday. Thanks to our intrepid press corps we didn't get any questions on the intelligence benefits of "rectal rehydration"...Show More Summary

John Brennan’s Alternate Reality

The CIA director endorsed several lies this afternoon: He also remarked, in response to a reporter, that “there’s more than enough transparency that has happened over the last couple days.” Feinstein tore into the speech in real-time. My reaction soon.

CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

John Brennan says the agency "did a lot of things right" in a time when there were "no easy answers."

Fox’s Shep Smith: ‘Sad and Horrifying’ That We’re Still Debating Torture

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is clearly disturbed by the sight of U.S. officials like CIA Director John Brennan defending actions that the Senate Intelligence Committee report has unequivocally labeled "torture."

CIA director, senator spar over torture report

CIA Director John Brennan addressed the damning Senate torture report on Thursday, pushing back against claims that the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" (EITs) produced no valuable intelligence in the decade-long war on terror. See...Show More Summary

Brennan: Exaggeration, Misrepresentation Harmful to Continuing Our Intelligence Cooperation

Thursday CIA Director John Brennan while addressing the Senate democrats report on CIA Detention and Interrogation said, "I think we see in the international press right now there is a lot of scrutiny being paid to being paid to what...Show More Summary

CIA chief defends agency after torture report

John Brennan says his agency 'fell short of holding accountable some officers' but claimed 'it did lot of things right'.

Feinstein Live-Tweets Rebuttal to CIA Director Brennan

As Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan gave a rare news conference, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) used social media to make sure he did not get the last word on the Senate committee report on the agency's interrogation program.

CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation tactics

CIA Director John Brennan defended aggressive interrogation of Al Qaeda suspects after the terror attacks, but admitted there were mistakes.

CIA Director Defends Agency Over Senate Report

"Our nation, and particularly this agency, did a lot of things right during this difficult time," John Brennan said

Andrea Mitchell to Brennan: Would CIA Ever Torture Again?

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

NBC's Andrea Mitchell asked CIA Director John Brennan at his press conference today what exactly would stop the CIA from engaging in torture techniques in the future if they deemed it necessary.

Sen. Feinstein Tweet-Storms CIA Director’s Torture Speech

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

As CIA Director John Brennan addressed her report on the agency's torture practices under the Bush administration Thursday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) tweeted fiery rebuttals to his claims.

CIA Director John Brennan defends torture program while admitting he doesn't know if it worked

CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday vigorously pushed back against the Senate's report on his agency's torture program, insisting that though the program was not without its flaws, the CIA "did a lot of things right during this difficult...Show More Summary

CIA Director: 'We Know We Have Room To Improve'

CIA Director John Brennan held a press conference on Thursday where he addressed the blockbuster Senate report released Tuesday which criticized the agency's former use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques as "brutal." In his remarks, Brennan defended the agency. Show More Summary

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