Former Vice President Dick Cheney last month formally asked the Central Intelligence Agency to de-classify top secret documents he believes show harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding helped prevent terrorist attacks against U.S. targets, according to source familiar with the effort.
On Monday, Cheney disclosed the request to Sean Hannity of Fox News' "Hannity." The request was made in late March, before President Barack Obama unsealed top-secret memos about past interrogation techniques last week...
“The facts of the case are that the use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It really did work,” he told Fox News Sunday.
“I formally asked that they be declassified now. I haven't announced this up till now, I haven't talked about it, but I know specifically of reports that I read, that I saw that lay out what we learned through the interrogation process and what the consequences were for the country.”