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'Meet The Press' Books Dick Cheney To Talk Torture Report

FILE - This April 17, 2013 file photo, shows former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in London. Interviewed on a Sunday mornin
FILE - This April 17, 2013 file photo, shows former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in London. Interviewed on a Sunday morning talk show in Washington, June 22, 2014, Cheney said he was a strong supporter of going into Iraq in 2003 and remains so now. He dismissed same-day comments by another prominent Republican, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who blamed those who supported military action with emboldening Iran to have a larger presence in the region. Cheney said Rand is an "isolationist" who "doesn't believe we ought to be involved in that part of the world. I think it's absolutely essential," Cheney said. (AP Photo/Olivia Harris, Pool, File)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will join Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" this Sunday to discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's recently-released report on the controversial CIA interrogation program, NBC News announced in a press release Thursday.

As is the norm whenever a military or intelligence scandal erupts, Cheney has been busy making the rounds on TV news this week, provocatively denying that the methods detailed in the Senate's report truly constitute torture.

During an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier on Wednesday, Cheney criticized the Senate Intelligence Committee's findings ("full of crap"), rejecting the claim that waterboarding prisoners -- in some instances as many as 183 times, leading to "a series of near drownings" -- is torture.

Still, Todd will ask Cheney once more to discuss his thoughts on the report. (Spoiler alert: he probably still thinks it's a "terrible piece of work" and a "bunch of hooey.")

"Cheney will face questions about the CIA’s interrogation techniques and their effectiveness, as well as what the Bush White House knew about the details of the program at the time," the press release reads. "The wide-ranging conversation will also address the state of the Middle East, immigration reform, and the race for 2016."

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