Revealed: Inside the Senate report on CIA interrogations

A still-classified report on the CIA’s interrogation program established in the wake of 9/11 sparked a furious row last week between the agency and Senate Intelligence Committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Now, Al Jazeera has been told by sources familiar with its contents that the committee’s report alleges that at least one high-value detainee was subjected to torture techniques that went beyond those authorized by the Bush administration’s Justice Department.
Two Senate staffers and a U.S. official, who each spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information they disclosed remains classified, told Al Jazeera that the committee’s analysis of 6 million pages of classified records also found that some of the harsh measures authorized by the Department of Justice had been applied to at least one detainee before such legal authorization was received. They said the report also suggests that the CIA knowingly misled the White House, Congress and the Justice Department about the intelligence value of detainee Abu Zubaydah when using his case to argue in favor of harsher interrogation techniques.
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Revealed: Inside the Senate report on CIA interrogations

A still-classified report on the CIA’s interrogation program established in the wake of 9/11 sparked a furious row last week between the agency and Senate Intelligence Committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Now, Al Jazeera has been told by sources familiar with its contents that the committee’s report alleges that at least one high-value detainee was subjected to torture techniques that went beyond those authorized by the Bush administration’s Justice Department.

Two Senate staffers and a U.S. official, who each spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information they disclosed remains classified, told Al Jazeera that the committee’s analysis of 6 million pages of classified records also found that some of the harsh measures authorized by the Department of Justice had been applied to at least one detainee before such legal authorization was received. They said the report also suggests that the CIA knowingly misled the White House, Congress and the Justice Department about the intelligence value of detainee Abu Zubaydah when using his case to argue in favor of harsher interrogation techniques.

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