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Torture Report

The Bush administration hid CIA abuses from Colin Powell for fear he 'would blow his stack'

Former President George W. Bush's White House kept its own secretaries of defense and state in the dark about the CIA's torture program, according to a damning Senate report released Tuesday.

The reason? The White House was "extremely concerned [ex-Secretary of State Colin] Powell would blow his stack if he were to be briefed on what's been going on," according to a CIA email included in the report.