The White House's nominee for CIA chief John Brennan has said he did not try to stop harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding when he was at the agency earlier in his career, but had objected to them privately.
Speaking at his confirmation hearing, he said: "I did not take steps to stop the CIA's use of those techniques. I was not in the chain of command of that program".
"I had expressed my personal objections and views to some agency colleagues about ... waterboarding, nudity and others ...
" I did not try to stop it, because it was something that was being done in a different part of the agency under the authority of others, and it was something that was directed by the administration at the time."
More top news
Five characters from The Beano comic have made fun of a new movie from Pixar whose stars bear an uncanny resemblance.
The 'Voiceover Man' behind the iconic booming announcements on the X Factor has announced he is leaving the show after 11 years.
It's looking to become drier and brighter by the middle of the week but in the meantime we might need a bit of patience.