‘It would be foolish to take any action in the Senate without full facts’

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the C.I.A. used operatives from the F.B.I. to run secret prisons in south and east Asia.

President Donald Trump says he wants to reform the US detention and interrogation policies used by the Bush administration, while the F.B.I. insists that the agents who are accused of running secret prisons are “full-time employees” who are engaged “in a normal course of business”, but refuse to disclose which countries the agents worked in.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the C.I.A. used operatives from the F.B.I. to run secret prisons in south and east Asia, including in India, Pakistan, and Thailand.

The investigation into F.B.I. agent Bradley Edward Khachigian began in 2008, when he was being assigned as the agent in charge of the F.B.I.’s IT systems. The following year, he was asked to determine whether other F.B.I. agents had served as technicians on a computer network located in Thailand. Because of national security concerns, the F.B.I. has declined to say why it demanded details of the network.

But the documents describe how Khachigian provided answers to the C.I.A. that contained information about F.B.I. offices. Khachigian did not know that other agents were being asked to come to Thailand to run covert detention facilities.

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