Following the release of Senate Intelligence Committee's controversial torture report, the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a joint bulletin on Tuesday, warning federal, state and local law enforcement officials that the report could spark a terrorist reaction.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was confronted by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the potential new threat facing law enforcement officials.
“If Americans are killed as a result of this report and they tell you that, I assume you would feel guilty about that,” Blitzer said.
“I would feel very badly,” Feinstein replied.
When Feinstein pushed back against the assertion that Americans could be killed as a result of the report later in the segment, Blitzer reiterated that the FBI and DHS put law enforcement on a higher state of alert as a direct result of the torture report.
“Do you have a question?” Feinstein replied.
The senator also disagreed with CIA Director John Brennan’s claim that the “enhanced interrogation techniques” were an effective tool in preventing terror attacks. Feinstein said it is “simply not true,” but refused to say whether or not she felt Brennan was “lying.”
Watch part of the exchange via CNN: