Cheney Led Lawmaker Briefings to Defend Torture

Paul Kane and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post: "Former vice president Richard B. Cheney personally oversaw at least four briefings with senior members of Congress about the controversial interrogation program, part of a secretive and forceful defense he mounted throughout 2005 in an effort to maintain support for the harsh techniques used on detainees. The Cheney-led briefings came at some of the most critical moments for the program, as congressional oversight committees were threatening to investigate or even terminate the techniques, according to lawmakers, congressional officials, and current and former intelligence officials."

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Cheney personally oversaw 'secret' congressional briefings on torture: report

Former Vice President Dick Cheney "personally" oversaw at least four briefings with members of Congress about the Bush administration's interrogation program in an effort to maintain support for the torture of detainees in U.S. custody.

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