While this information is incorrect, it is consistent with public statements made by Jose Rodriguez, the former director of the CIAs Counterterrorism Center, and former CIA Director Michael Hayden, they wrote.
They noted that the intelligence panels review of more than 6 million pages of CIA records had determined that enhanced interrogation played no role in discovering the existence or the identity of the courier.
No CIA detainee reported on the couriers full name or specific whereabouts, and no detainee identified the compound in which (bin Laden) was hidden. Instead, the CIA learned of the existence of the courier, his true name, and location through means unrelated to the CIA detention and interrogation program, they wrote.
That information was obtained from a wide variety of intelligence sources and methods. CIA officers and their colleagues throughout the Intelligence Community sifted through massive amounts of information, identified possible leads, tracked them down, and made considered judgments based on all of the available intelligence, the letter said.
Given the discrepancy between the facts above and what is depicted in the film, previous misstatements by retired CIA officials, as well as what appears to be the CIAs unprecedented cooperation with the filmmakers, we request that you provide the (intelligence) committee with all information and documents provided to the filmmakers by CIA officials, former officials, or contractors, including talking points prepared for use in those meetings, the three wrote.
What information was acquired from CIA detainees subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques? When was this information provided: prior to, during, or after the detainee was subjected to the CIAs enhanced interrogation techniques? If after, how long after? Please note whether such information corroborated information previously known to the CIA, they wrote.