Senate Investigator Breaks Silence About CIA's ‘Failed Coverup' Of Torture Report
By Legitgov,Sep 09, 2016
The man at the center of the US Senate’s landmark investigation of the CIA torture program has gone public for the first time about an experience that led to the CIA spying on him as part of what he calls a "failed coverup". For six years, Daniel Jones was the chief investigator for the Senate intelligence committee's inquiry into CIA detentions and interrogations carried out in the post-9/11 Bush era. Jones and his team turned 6.3m pages of internal CIA documents into a scathing study which concluded that torture was ineffective and that the CIA had lied about it to two presidents, Congress and the US public...The CIA accessed Jones's work and even reconstructed his emails, sparking an unprecedented clash between the agency and its legislative overseers on Capitol Hill.