Udall: CIA ‘Lying’ About Torture Report, Brennan Should Resign

Posted December 10, 2014 at 3:24pm

One day after the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report detailing the use of torture by the CIA during the George W. Bush administration, a chief critic of the CIA’s tactics said the agency “lied” about the program’s effectiveness, while calling on current CIA Director John O. Brennan to resign.

During a nearly 50-minute floor speech Wednesday, Sen. Mark Udall, citing a 2009 review conducted by then-CIA Director Leon Panetta, said the committee’s findings aligned with the Panetta review and charged that Brennan and the CIA “misrepresented” findings to the public from the Senate and CIA reports.

“I’ve reviewed this document, and it is as significant and relevant as it gets,” Udall said. “Director Brennan and the CIA today are continuing to willfully provide inaccurate information and misrepresent the efficacy of torture. In other words, the CIA is lying.”