Torture report profile: [redacted] associate general counsel

[redacted] associate deputy

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Role: CIA associate general counsel
Years: Unknown

After a senior Justice Department official raised questions about the pain inflicted by CIA interrogations, a senior lawyer at the agency — whose name was blacked out in the Senate Democratic report — responded in May 2005 with answers the lawyer said were drafted by the agency’s Office of Medical Services, which had advised the interrogators during their work. The answers falsely suggested that detainees were not doused in cold water and falsely claimed that detainees had not complained about swelling from prolonged shackling, according to the report. The reply further asserted that “all pain is subjective, not objective” and claimed that detainees received medical attention as needed, even though such treatment was sometimes deliberately withheld.