December 11th, 2014
09:24 PM ET

Michael Mukasey: Waterboarding is not torture

CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday defended the agency's harsh interrogation techniques, saying they provided "useful" information to authorities, including in the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. But he said it is "unknowable" what information could specifically be attributed to those techniques.

OutFront, Michael Mukasey served as attorney general under President George W. Bush from 2007 through the end of his presidency. Mr. Mukasey opened an investigation into the CIA's destruction of the interrogation tapes of detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks. That investigation later expanded under Attorney General Eric Holder into a larger probe of the interrogation program and whether individuals should be charged with the crime of torture.

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  1. Name*Hawaii bob

    Aloha E : ) 2 ur KILLER legs 2! ...chuckle... Y dont ask about the cia overseers on how 2 torture in 80's cent & south America! Sent there 2 observe torture like a clinical operation & give pointers on what 2 do hb

    December 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm | Reply

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