Senate Intelligence Committee member, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, defends the panel's planned release of a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, during a TV news show interview on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senate Intelligence Committee member, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, defends the panel's planned release of a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, during a TV news show interview on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a summary of its scathing report Dec. 9 on CIA interrogation practices post- 9/11. The report depicts an agency that used brutal and ineffective methods to elicit information from terror detainees, and misled Congress and the White House about its activities. Reaction has been explosive, falling mostly along party lines. CIA officials say their program yielded valuable counter-terrorism intel and helped weaken Al-Qaeda, contrary to the report’s central findings. And many Republican lawmakers are condemning the report’s release, saying it endangers the lives of Americans at home and abroad. We look at the debate over what’s come to be known as the “torture report.”

Guests

  • Jess Bravin Supreme Court correspondent at the Wall Street Journal and author of "The Terror Courts."
  • John Rizzo senior counsel, Steptoe & Johnson's National and Homeland Security practice and former Chief Legal Officer, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He is the author of the memoir "Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA".
  • David Cole law professor, Georgetown University Law Center and author, "The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable." His previous books include "Less Safe, Less Free" and "Terrorism and the Constitution."

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