Former CIA head complains about lack of due process — for the CIA

Former CIA head complains about lack of due process — for the CIA
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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden told the BBC on Wednesday that he thought it was unfair for the agency to be condemned by the Senate torture report in the court of public opinion without a chance to defend itself:

[The report] is accusations. [...] It's as if we were tried and convicted in absentia. We were not given an opportunity to mount a defense. And there was no discovery process by which alleged evidence could be revealed and challenged. [The Atlantic]

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