R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.
Supporters of the CIA torture program claim the interrogations were controlled and safe, in part because there were medical personnel involved. However, many of the interrogation sessions did not follow the CIA's own protocols, and the CIA's medical staff voiced concerns about the physical and psychological impacts the interrogations were having on detainees. For example, according to CIA records described in The Report, in one waterboarding session of Abu Zubaydah, he "became completely unresponsive, with bubbles rising through his open, full mouth."
How long have you been working on this project, Dan?
Daniel Jones: Five years.
Cyrus Clifford: Five, wow. Every day? Nights? Weekends?
Daniel Jones: It's very consuming.
Cyrus Clifford: Do you have a relationship, Dan? Family? Just trying to get a better sense of who you are.
Daniel Jones: When it started I was seeing someone....