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December 11th, 2014
05:27 PM ET

Sen. Feinstein tweets responses to Brennan's torture report comments

(CNN) – CIA Director John Brennan insisted Thursday that approved techniques used after the September 11, 2001, attacks were lawful, but admitted missteps.

He noted tactics described in the recently released torture report, such as keeping detainees awake for seven days, or force feeding them rectally, "fell short" of the CIA's "standards."

While Brennan chose his words carefully on just what the CIA did and what, if any intelligence torture actually yielded, the outgoing chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, went point-counterpoint with the CIA director on Twitter.

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