The CIA’s post-9/11 embrace of torture was brutal and ineffective – and the agency repeatedly lied and misled the White House, Congress and the public about its usefulness, a milestone report by the Senate intelligence committee released on Tuesday concludes.
…The investigation that led to the report, and the question of how much of the document would be released and when, has pitted chairwoman Feinstein and her committee allies against the CIA and its White House backers. For 10 months, with the blessing of President Barack Obama, the agency has fought to conceal vast amounts of the report from the public, with an entreaty to Feinstein from secretary of state John Kerry occurring as recently as Friday.
The broad outline of the Bush administration’s worldwide torture regime has been known for years. What is new in the report are the details surrounding the people and the techniques used by the CIA.
Here is the live coverage of the report’s release from The Intercept.
Details of the report being highlighted on Twitter: