One of the men behind the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program lashed out at Senate Democrats and other lawmakers during an appearance on “The Kelly File” Monday night, telling host Megyn Kelly that his life is now in danger following the release of the so-called “torture report.”
Dr. James Mitchell, a former U.S. Navy psychologist reportedly involved in the interrogation of suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, claimed the CIA “saved lives” using techniques that some have claimed were entirely ineffective.
In the wide-ranging interview, he recalled some chilling comments Mohammed once said directly to him:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told me personally, "Your country will turn on you, the liberal media will turn on you, the people will grow tired of this, they will turn on you. And when they do, you are going to be abandoned."
Mitchell, referred to as one of the "architects" of the program, is also angry that lawmakers behind the release of the report on the enhanced interrogation program didn’t even reach out to him about his role or other details.
Now, he feels that his life has been put in danger due to a bitter political fight. Mitchell confirmed that he has been receiving death threats ever since the release of the report that names him as one of the architects of the program.
“How many times in your life have you had a law enforcement official call you up in the middle of the day and say, ‘Leave your house immediately?' That happened to me a couple of days ago,” Mitchell said.
“I don’t mind giving my life for my country but I do mind giving my life for a food fight for political reasons between two groups of people who should be able to work it out like adults,” he added.
Watch more of the interview via "The Kelly File" below: