Wednesday, January 08, 2014

CIA Lawyer Kept Sept. 11 In Mind When Debating Waterboarding

January 08, 2014 4:19 AM

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7 min 51 sec

Hear The First Part Of This Interview\

CIA Lawyer: Waterboarding Wasn't Torture Then And Isn't Torture Now

In the second part of our interview with the CIA's former top lawyer, John Rizzo says he felt he had the power to stop the agency's waterboarding program before it began. Rizzo explains to Renee Montagne why he decided to let the program continue. Rizzo's new book is Company Man: 30 Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA.


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