Spy Museum will revamp torture exhibit after Congressional backlash

The International Spy Museum will change an exhibit that addresses torture after members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the intelligence community said the exhibit was “sanitizing” the torture program used by the CIA after 9/11.

Spy President Tamara Christian wrote to Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in December detailing plans to update the exhibit, according to BuzzFeed News.

The letter was in response to feedback from the Senators and members of their staffs that have been submitted since shortly after the museum opened, which BuzzFeed reported on in December. The exhibit also faced backlash from others in the intelligence community, including Daniel Jones, the leader of the Senate investigation into the CIA program, according to BuzzFeed, and attorneys representing inmates at Guantanamo Bay, according to a Guardian report.

The Senators in December wrote that the the exhibit “misrepresents the CIA’s torture…

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