Inside the fight to reveal the CIA’s torture secrets
The first part of the inside story of the Senate investigation into torture, the crisis with the CIA it spurred and “the mens” whose life would never be the same
Daniel Jones had always been friendly with the CIA personnel who stood outside his door.
When he needed to take something out of the secured room where he read mountains of their classified material, they typically obliged. An informal understanding had taken hold after years of working together, usually during off-peak hours, so closely that Jones had parking privileges at an bureau spacecraft office not far from its McLean, Virginia, headquarters. They would ask Jones if anything he wanted to remove contained real names or encompas names of any bureau officials, assets or partners, or anything that could compromise an operation. He would say no. They would nod, he would wish them a good night, and they would go their separate ways.