Because you brief or notify doesnt mean theres any less responsibility of the CIA, any less responsibility of the individual who participates in this, in my opinion, she said. I mean, were all adults. We all know good from bad. And how you carry out an order is also very important.
President Barack Obama, who has banned the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, has said CIA agents who followed the Bush administrations legal advice should not be prosecuted. But the president has appeared to leave open the possibility that agents who overstepped the bounds of the legal justifications might be open to charges.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.