Podcast about John Kiriakou.
John Kiriakou is the only person imprisoned in connection with the CIA torture program. John didn’t participate in the program, he blew the whistle on it. His crime was that he was the first person to publicly confirm that the CIA had used waterboarding and that was not the result of rogue actors, but official policy approved by the president himself. John joins us on the latest episode of Primary Sources, our new limited series podcast that gives voice to whistleblowers and other truth tellers who exposed civil liberties and human rights abuses committed in the name of national security. John’s interview is a timely examination of the way US officials exploited the terrible tragedy of 9/11 to increase the power of the US national security state and undermine civil liberties.