Charles Krauthammer said on Thursday’s “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the central question surrounding the Senate’s release of the CIA torture report is why was it released “without ever having interviewed a single person involved.”

Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, compared the release of the report to a criminal trial, where witnesses are interviewed. “We don't rely entirely on documents because you need to know the context, you need to know what was in the mind of the person referred to,” he said.

“They had over two years to interview and talk to anybody involved including the highest officials who were never excluded from interrogation in principle, but who were never spoken to, and then they end up releasing every single report without any of that,” argued Krauthammer. “Which tells me they had a single intent hanging the CIA out to dry and they went looking for the evidence that fit.”

The CIA director John Brennan defended the intelligence agency Thursday during a press briefing in response to the critical Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA interrogation methods after 9/11.