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CIA report: The CIA repeatedly exaggerated the effectiveness of torture

An internal CIA review begun in 2009 concluded that the agency inflated the importance of information gleaned through its torture program, according to The New York Times.

Named after former CIA Director Leon Panetta, the so-called Panetta Review found that, among other things, the CIA falsely claimed intel that foiled terror plots came from interrogations of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. That information actually come from more traditional spy sources.

The new Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (N.C.), is vying to have his committee and executive agencies return copies of the report to the CIA.