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Documents reveal more details about CIA torture program

Gina Haspel holding her sunglasses, walking.
Gina Haspel, nominated to be the new CIA director. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

After days of waterboarding a detainee in 2002, CIA officials decided that he had no new information to share, but continued to "maintain the current level of psychological pressures" anyway, according to new documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Why it matters: The CIA's torture program used after the 9/11 attacks is going to be a main point of questioning during tomorrow's confirmation hearing of Gina Haspel for CIA director. The CIA documents reveal more details than previously released about the program.