Posted on December 9, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
A chilling chapter in American history.
U.S. agents and contractors operated well outside the law, lied to Congress and the American people on torture of terror suspects
FRISCO — Top U.S. intelligence officials lied, mislead Congress and blocked oversight efforts as they sought to prevent American citizens from learning about how government agencies and private contractors detained and tortured terror suspects in the early 2000s.
“The release of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program is an historic victory for our nation, the Constitution, and our system of checks and balances,” said Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.). Continue reading
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Posted on January 31, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Sen. Mark Udall.
Senators want John Brennan to reform CIA interrogation practices
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — It may be business as usual for incoming CIA chief John Brennan, who was was unprepared this week to discuss a recent classified U.S. Senate report on the agency’s detention and interrogation program, but that stance doesn’t sit well with at least a handful of senators, who plan to grill Brennan about the report at his confirmation hearing next week.
Among them is Mark Udall, Colorado’s senior Democratic senator, who has often expressed concerns and questions over whether U.S. Intelligence agencies are violating civil rights and U.S. laws in some of their programs.
“I was deeply disappointed today during my meeting with John Brennan. A few weeks ago, I had asked that he be prepared to discuss at today’s meeting the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee‘s comprehensive study on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation program,” Udall said in a statement. “Not only was he not prepared to discuss the important findings, but he hadn’t reviewed the report at all,” Udall said. Continue reading
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