Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday released the much-awaited executive summary of its report on harsh interrogation methods employed by the Central Intelligence Agency against terror suspects in the years following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The report found that the CIA deceived the nation with its insistence that the tactics had saved lives and those claims are unsubstantiated by the CIA's own records.

Read the report's executive summary below.

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