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Brennan faces the Senate Intelligence Committee

Updated, 4:00 p.m. EST:Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) -- perhaps the loudest voice in Congress calling for greater transparency about drone strikes --- pushes Brennan on the government's targeted killing and the secrecy surrounding it. He reminds Brennan that he has an outstanding request for the CIA to provide a list of every country in which the U.S. has used and is using its lethal power. The nominee vows that he would work to respond to the requests, but skirts specifics about what this promised effort might yield.

Updated, 3:42 p.m. EST: When asked by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) about the passing of information about covert programs to the media. Brennan says he "works with reporters and editors of newspapers to keep out of the public eye some of this country's most important secrets."

Updated, 3:30 p.m. EST:Brennan says he no longer believes that torture provides "valuable intelligence" -- a view he once held. He says he has "serious questions about information that I was given at the time" about the use of enhanced interrogation. "Now I have to determine what the truth is, and at this point in time I do not know what the truth is," he says.

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