The CIA secretly agreed to pay $5million to shield the architects of its waterboarding programme
By Matt Blake
“The CIA secretly agreed to pay over $5million in legal fees to shield two of it’s employees accused of waterboarding terror suspects.
“Psychologists Jim Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are well-known to have invented the brutal interrogation programme, now classed in the US as torture.
“But former U.S. intelligence officials said Mitchell and Jessen also repeatedly subjected terror suspects inside CIA-run secret prisons to waterboarding personally.
“They are now facing a federal investigation over their exact roles in the simulated drowning tactic.
“It is the first time those who carried out the waterboarding have been publicly identified.”