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One of the architects of the CIA’s torture program testified Wednesday that he eventually came to believe that his torture techniques had gone too far, NPR reported.
An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.
Film about post-9/11 torture program paints Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen as the bad guys.
“The Report,” a new film that aims to be in the tradition of 1970s political thrillers like “All the President’s Men,” is set for a theatrical release in November.
In a split decision, federal appellate judges have ruled that a federal judge in Spokane must reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to interview former Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen about the “torture” of a detainee who was being held in a CIA “black site” in Poland.
Gina Haspel, a CIA officer who worked with the Spokane torture team of James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, has said something about the Bush administration’s post-9/11 interrogation program that few people directly involved with it ever have: It didn’t work.
A settlement was announced Thursday in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA’s harsh interrogation program used in the
In the ongoing trial of the two former Fairchild Air Force Base psychologists whose company earned more than $80 million to develop and carry out the enhanced-interrogation program, one slap is playing a big role.
A visibly shaken Dror Ladin labored in court as he tried on July 28 to convince U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush why the ACLU’s lawsuit on behalf of three tortured men should go forward.
The torture civil suit against two Spokane psychologists will continue to the next round, but a federal judge cast doubt Friday as to whether he’ll let the case proceed without direct evidence showing Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell interrogated two men who brought the suit.
The attorneys defending Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are arguing that the successful defense of the “gas technician” of the firm that developed Zyklon B used by Nazis to kill Jews during the Holocaust should also apply to their clients.
When Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell urged their bosses in the CIA to halt the waterboarding of a terrorism suspect in 2002, they were pressured to keep going, according depositions in a federal lawsuit. “They kept telling me every day a nuclear bomb was going to be exploded in the United States, and that because I told them to stop I had lost my nerve, and it was going to be my fault if I didn’t continue,” said Jessen, one of two former Fairchild Air Force Base psychologists who helped develop and implement the post-9/11 torture program from their offices in downtown Spokane.
A federal judge in Spokane has been asked to turn over evidence needed to determine a legal dispute in Poland regarding whether laws were broken when that country allowed the CIA to operate a black site where enemy combatants were tortured.
The attorneys for former Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen argued this week that the Trump Administration’s decision to keep some records secret in the name of national security has hindered their ability to defend against a civil suit filed by the ACLU.
The Trump Administration will keep secret scores of records pertaining to the government’s relationship between the CIA and two former Spokane psychologists who were the architects of controversial torture techniques used against terrorism suspects.
A federal judge gave a hard deadline Monday for U.S. government attorneys to decide whether they will keep some records secret about the relationship between the CIA and two psychologists from Spokane hired to develop interrogation techniques for the war on terror.
A federal judge appears to be growing weary of continued delays in the complex legal battle by three men who claim they were victims of torture that was designed, and sometimes carried out, by two former psychologists from Spokane.
A federal judge in Spokane refused Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against two Spokane psychologists who designed, and in some cases, carried out torture techniques against terrorism suspects.
After president-elect Trump’s statements supporting torture of enemy combatants, a Spokane psychologist who helped design the CIA’s waterboarding program says the country must do what’s necessary to collect enemy information or “we’re going to be standing on a moral high ground looking down into a smoking hole that used to be Los Angeles.”
Spokane’s torture doctors have been battling for months to pry information out of the CIA as they try to defend themselves against a federal lawsuit. Now one of them is asking a judge to keep a secret of his own: a book manuscript.