Though new CIA Director Gina Haspel just made it through the vetting process on Capitol Hill, Hedges and "On Contact" guest Kiriakou are not about to drop the subject of the agency's recent history of torture, in which Haspel allegedly played a role.
In 2004, Fatima Boudchar was kidnapped and held in a "black site" prison similar to the one run by Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director.
From the Bush-era torture memos to everyday criminal trials, prosecutorial misconduct has been running rampant.
The newly appointed CIA director's career at the intelligence agency spans more than three decades. While her work is shrouded in secrecy, two things are well known.
The president "has promised that he will have our backs," the CIA director declares.
Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government takes back its offer for the whistleblower to be a visiting fellow, calling it a "mistake."
A civil case against two CIA-contracted psychologists, accused of designing torture techniques, settles—ending any chance of public scrutiny.
James Mitchell and John "Bruce" Jessen are accused of creating brutal methods the CIA used on terrorism suspects.
Whistleblower John Kiriakou Tells Robert Scheer How the CIA Returned to Its Violent Roots After 9/11
The CIA-analyst-turned-whistleblower sits down with Truthdig’s editor in chief for a discussion about intelligence and counterterrorism in the Middle East.