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.