The psychologists ran a Spokane-based company that got $81 million from the CIA to develop methods to extract information that included waterboarding and sleep deprivation.

But government lawyers told the federal judge in Spokane that the officials and documents are protected under the state secrets privilege and making them public would threaten national security.

The ACLU, which sued psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen on the behalf of three men who contend they were tortured using techniques the psychologists designed, told the judge the material and CIA officials aren’t needed to decide the case.

via Lawyers for Spokane psychologists in torture case want documents the CIA calls secret | The Seattle Times

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