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Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA Interrogation Methods

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) issued the following statement on the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation practices:

“There is not much in the Senate Intelligence Committee report that people didn't already know or suspect, but it is important that we send a message to the world that we will hold ourselves to the highest possible standards of conduct, particularly to international legal standards that we worked to establish in the first place. The bottom line is that CIA officers and contractors went way too far in the interrogations, these torture methods resulted in little, if any, useful intelligence, and the people in charge intentionally misled the White House, Congress, and the American people about both.  We are better than this – America doesn’t condone torture or hide from the truth.”