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Former CIA Director Braces for ‘Torture Report’

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., questions witnesses during a full committee hearing on the threat posed by Islamic extremists, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rogers on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 said the release of a Senate report examining the use of torture by the CIA a decade ago will cause violence and deaths abroad. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., questions witnesses during a full committee hearing on the threat posed by Islamic extremists, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Allen McDuffee, THE ATLANTIC

 

WASHINGTON (The Atlantic)—Former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden on Sunday rejected accusations that the agency lied about its use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques just ahead of the release of the much anticipated “torture report” prepared by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is expected Tuesday. Hayden also asserted that not only are the report’s conclusions not true, but it could be used as justification by terrorist organizations to attack U.S. personnel and facilities abroad, if released.

“To say that we relentlessly over an expanded period of time lied to everyone about a program that wasn’t doing any good, that beggars the imagination,” said Hayden on CBS’s Face The Nation.

 
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