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CIA chief on scathing torture report: 'We made mistakes'

John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, says the agency "made mistakes" in how it interrogated detainees, but that it did not deliberately mislead the White House and Congress about what it was doing. Pushing back against a long-awaited Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation tactics, Brennan said the document "provide[s] an incomplete and selective picture of what occurred."

"While we made mistakes, the record does not support the study's inference that the Agency systematically and intentionally misled each of these audiences on the effectiveness of the program," he said in a statement.

The report concluded the CIA's use of torture did not provide meaningful intelligence, and that the agency hid that fact from lawmakers.