Morell: Upcoming ‘Torture’ Report Interviewed Not a Single Person Involved

CIA deputy director Michael Morell says that the soon-to-be-released report on the United States’ use of “torture” against enemy combatants following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has a major methodological flaw: “Not a single person who approved the programs, or who was involved in the programs, were interviewed by the committee, not a single person.”

Morell, appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, offered a striking analogy: “If a reporter filed a story without doing a single story, I think they would be fired.”

How could this happen? asked guest host Norah O’Donnell. Morell’s pointed response: “I think that is a good question for the committee.”

Ian Tuttle — Ian Tuttle is the former Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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