WASHINGTON — The CIA’s interrogation of suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks was far more brutal than the agency disclosed and failed to elicit information about any imminent threats to the USA, the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes in a report released Tuesday.

The use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and chaining prisoners in cold dungeons led some detainees to give false confessions, sending U.S. law enforcement officials in the wrong direction as they chased bad information, according to a Democratic Senate aide familiar with the report.

In one of the more outrageous examples cited by the aide, a detainee interrogated by the CIA falsely confessed to trying to recruit African-American Muslims in Montana – a state where blacks make up less than 1 percent of the population. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the report had not yet been released… see more

source: usatoday