John Kiriakou

Exclusive: CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou “I Am Proud To Have Stood Up Against Torture”

Washington D.C.- “As terrible as it’s been, as difficult as it’s been,” CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou would expose the agency’s torture practices all over again.

In part 1 of the interview with Ben Swann, Kiriakou talks about the CIA torture program and why he says President Bush, despite claims made in the Senate Torture Report, absolutely was aware and signed off on the torture program. In addition, Kiriakou talks about the CIA agents who struggled to carry out the policy of torture.

In part 2 of the interview with Ben Swann, Kiriakou says that he would certainly choose to expose the CIA torture and rendition program all over again but that he would go about it differently. Recently released from prison for exposing the spy agency’s acts to the public, Kiriakou discusses his time in prison, how it drastically changed his family and his plans for the future.