CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan speaks during a rare news conference at CIA Headquarters in VirginiaBy Mark Hosenball LANGLEY, Va. (Reuters) – CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used “abhorrent” methods on detainees captured following the Sept. 11 attacks and said it was “unknowable” whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a U.S. Senate report detailing the CIA’s use of torture on detainees after the 2001 attacks, Brennan rejected the report’s conclusion that the agency had deceived the White House, Congress and the public about its interrogation program. …

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