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Ex-AG Mukasey: Torture Report Will Demoralize CIA

By    |   Sunday, 14 December 2014 05:41 PM

The Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report "jam-packed with untruth" and will "demoralize the CIA," former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Sunday.

Appearing on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York, Mukasey told host John Catsimatidis that international terrorists captured on the field of battle "have no rights whatsoever" under the rules of war.

As a federal judge, Mukasey presided over the first World Trade Center trial. He called last week's report "a disaster" from an intelligence standpoint.

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"One good indication of that is they refused to talk to an witnesses," Mukasey said. "Witnesses are a problem for them because they’re afraid of what they would say."

He noted that he heard someone accuse the Democratic staffers who made the report of cherry-picking the documents.

"It’s even worse than that.," he said. "They were cherry-picking, throwing away the cherries, and they printed the pits."

Mukasey also talked about the Justice Department investigations into the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He said he doubts civil rights charges will be filed.

"The Justice Department, in order to find a criminal civil rights violation, would have to find that not only was a crime committed, but it was committed by somebody who intended to deprive those people of their civil rights," he said. "And there’s just no evidence of that."

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