Leon Panetta

DHS to Interrogate U.S. Intelligence Agents

The Department of Homeland Security will brutally question CIA and perhaps other agents using interrogation techniques developed during the previous administration.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stated the program is necessary to ensure that intelligence is shared one last time with the FBI’s Criminal Division investigators, in the interest of national security.

When asked if the move was in response to claims by some on both sides of the political aisle that Barack Obama’s evolving views about prosecuting former Bush administration officials has created widespread risk-aversion within our intelligence agencies, Gibbs replied, “President Obama wants those who acted within the four corners of his many statements to know what he thinks about their being prosecuted.”