Torture

Tempers Flare at Panel Discussing CIA Torture Report

Dems take aim at CIA head John Brennan

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Several Democratic senators took aim at CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday over an internal CIA review of the agency's harsh interrogation techniques during the George W. Bush administration.

Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) clashed with Brennan as they pushed for the CIA to allow the public release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's 6,300-page "torture report" on the Bush-era enhanced interrogation.

Udall pressed Brennan to talk about the CIA's internal review of the interrogation techniques launched in 2009 by then-CIA Director Leon Panetta.