The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released what has been dubbed the “torture report” detailing enhanced interrogation techniques approved by the Bush administration and used by the Central Intelligence Agency in the aftermath of 9/11.
More than five years and $40 million in the making, the committee released the 500-page executive summary of the report Tuesday morning, which gives an overview of techniques further detailed in the full 6,700-page report including imprisoning suspects with links to terrorism in overseas black sites, water boarding, sleep deprivation, sexual threats and other methods Democratic senators charged with drafting the report deemed torture. (RELATED: McCaskill: CIA ‘Torture Report’ Will Be A ‘Gut Check Moment’ For Democracy)
“This document examines the CIA’s secret overseas detention of at least 119 individuals and the use of coercive interrogation techniques — in some cases amounting to torture,” California Democratic Sen. and Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
Read the full report here: