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US congressman: Questions on CIA interrogations

US congressman: Questions on CIA interrogations

The House Judiciary Committee chairman says an interview with a former U.S. Justice Department official shows the department did not authorize some of the harsh interrogation techniques reportedly used by the CIA.
Rep. John Conyers made the comments after the committee interviewed former assistant attorney general Jay Bybee, who is now a federal judge. During the Bush administration, Bybee's Justice Department office wrote legal opinions governing the interrogation techniques used on terrorism detainees.
According to Conyers, Bybee's statements are highly relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation of alleged detainee abuse during the Bush administration.


Updated : 2021-03-05 00:55 GMT+08:00