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CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan is acknowledging that agency officers did "abhorrent" things to captive terror suspects, and he says he can't prove the harsh treatment made the prisoners cooperate. But he defends the overall post-9/11 interrogation program for stopping attacks and saving lives.

The Exquisite Hell Of John Brennan

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Trying to defend the indefensible, the CIA director was in a stress position of his own making in today’s press conference.

CIA’s Brennan Under Fire For Bogus Intelligence Leading To Iraq War

WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan, under fire over the Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture, is facing new heat over his role in what a senior lawmaker calls an apparent cover-up involving bogus intelligence used by the George W. Bush administration to help justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Carl Levin, D-Mich., [...]

John Brennan Is Still Lying

I watched the CIA Director’s speech today, in which he actually described the CIA as an agency “speaking truth to power.” He got that the wrong way round. There is no organization in the US government that exercises the kind of power the CIA does – over the presidency, and the Congress, and the media. […]

Shep Smith: 'Sad And Horrifying’ We Are Still Debating Torture

Shep Smith led off his show on Thursday by discussing John Brennan's press conference on the Senate torture report with Ed Henry. He then opened the next segment with the WSJ's John Bussey, by saying how "sad and horrifying" it is that...Show More Summary

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

5 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

5 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

5 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.

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