Ex-CIA Analyst: Senate's Torture Report Is 'Most Partisan I've Ever Seen'
A former CIA analyst slammed the Senate Intelligence Committee's decision to release a "pre-cooked" report on harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA during the Bush administration.
The Democrat-led Senate panel released the report despite objections by Obama administration officials and lawmakers, who warned that the information could "endanger the lives of Americans" around the world.
The White House supported the decision by committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to release the scathing document, which concluded that the interrogation methods did not stop imminent threats to the nation.
More details from FoxNews.com:
The roughly 500-page report, a summary of a still-classified 6,000 page study, amounts to the first public accounting of the CIA's alleged use of torture on suspected Al Qaeda detainees held in secret facilities in Europe and Asia in the years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
U.S. officials who have read the report reportedly say it includes disturbing new details about the CIA's use of such techniques as sleep deprivation, confinement in small spaces, humiliation and the simulated drowning process known as waterboarding.
A former CIA officer told Fox News on Monday that the agency's techniques led to helpful intelligence. The former officer noted that once accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's will was broken, he generated more than 2,000 intelligence reports.
In addition, three former CIA officers from the program told Fox News that they believe the Senate report seeks to minimize intelligence that led the U.S. to Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti-- Usama bin Laden's trusted courier.
Another former officer told Fox News that the CIA was encouraged by lawmakers "to do whatever it takes" to prevent another attack on the scale of Sept. 2001. The former officer said that Hill leadership was briefed more than three dozen times before the program was shuttered.
Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst who worked for 25 years in the intelligence community, reacted on "Happening Now," pointing out that Republicans were initially supportive of the Senate producing this report.
But he said it became clear early on that this was not going to be an objective process, adding that it was written "entirely by the Democratic staff."
Fleitz said the committee did not conduct interviews, including of former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who has said that the interrogations yielded information that stopped terror attacks from materializing.
"It is the most partisan report produced by Congress in the time I've worked in national security. This was a pre-cooked report and the reason they didn't talk to people like Hayden and Jose Rodriguez and other former CIA officials is because they did not want this pre-cooked report to be spoiled by inconvenient facts," he said.
Watch the full interview above.