White House

August 24, 2009

Obama creates new agency to oversee terrorist interrogations

The Obama administration, moving to break with Bush-era interrogation policies, announced Monday that it would create a new interagency group to manage the questioning and transfers of terrorist detainees. The new High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group would be housed within the FBI, whose agents were among the most vocal opponents of harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA during the Bush years.

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