Exclusive: CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month

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Exclusive: CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month

CIA inspector general to resign this month. Army interrogation methods under legislation that former Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein says she’ll sponsor to ensure that detainees are never again tortured. Dianne Feinstein on Monday outlined new legislation and administrative actions she wants to see enacted to prevent aggressive interrogation techniques from ever again being used by the United States. In a letter sent to President Barack Obama December 30 and released Monday, Senator Dianne Feinstein said she put together proposals that will “close all torture loopholes” — she did not identify those loopholes in the letter — and make permanent an executive ...

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Sen. Feinstein seeks law to bar CIA torture

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Sen. Feinstein seeks law to bar CIA torture

Barack Obama advised to make laws to ensure US ‘torture’ techniques are never used again. Barack Obama has received recommendations for a series of policy changes designed to ensure that the US government never again resorts to the sort of enhanced interrogation techniques used on detainees in the aftermath of 9/11. The recommendations, presented to the president in a letter from the outgoing chair of the Senate committee, comes despite polls suggesting most Americans believe the CIA methods – that included waterboarding and sleep deprivation of up to 180 hours – were entirely justified. Dianne Feinstein on Monday outlined new legislation and administrative actions she wants ...

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CIA inspector general known for Senate spying scandal to step down

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CIA inspector general known for Senate spying scandal to step down

Barack Obama advised to make laws to ensure US ‘torture’ techniques are never used again. The outgoing chairman of the Senate intelligence committee is urging a series of policy and legislative changes to ensure that the U.S. government never again tortures detainees, even as polls show that a majority of Americans believe harsh CIA interrogations after Sept. 11, 2001 attacks against the U.S. were justified. But before we close the book on six sordid years of Democratic demagoguery and investigations, let the record show that the opponents of the CIA interrogation program were completely and utterly defeated. The 525-page executive summary cited the CIA’s own documents in finding ...

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NYT reporter refuses to answer questions in CIA leak case

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NYT reporter refuses to answer questions in CIA leak case

Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little. New York Times journalist James Risen is expected to take the witness stand in federal court Monday as prosecutors and defense attorneys question him about a former CIA agent who is charged criminally with serving as one of his sources. This source — never named by Risen, but said by the government to be a one-time CIA officer named Jeffrey Sterling — allegedly provided classified information to Risen about U.S. means of disrupting Iran’s nuclear program. District Court in Alexandria, Va., Risen initially refused to respond directly even to general questions from prosecutor James Trump, such as whether he had a confidentiality agreement ...

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Feinstein, after release of CIA report, urges reforms to ban ‘abusive’ interrogations

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Feinstein, after release of CIA report, urges reforms to ban ‘abusive’ interrogations

America needs to blow up its entire intelligence infrastructure and rebuild from scratch. WASHINGTON The outgoing chairman of the Senate intelligence committee is urging a series of policy and legislative changes to ensure that the U.S. government never again tortures detainees, even as polls show that a majority of Americans believe harsh CIA interrogations after 9/11 were justified. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA inspector general David Buckley, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress regarding the handling of records of the CIA’s detention and interrogation activities, is resigning effective Jan. 31, the CIA said on Monday. The measures, most of which President Barack Obama ...

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