The US Department of Justice did their own investigation that concluded that no prosecutable crime had been committed by the CIA officers.
"There is a process in place that is administered by career professionals [DOJ prosecutors] that did what they were supposed to do. The president [Obama] believes firmly in their confidence and the system," Earnest said.
On Tuesday, the US Senate Intelligence Committee released the so-called CIA "torture report," a summary of the detailed investigation into the CIA Detention and Interrogation program that in some cases included torture practices.
Following the release of the report, US President Barack Obama vowed not to use the methods of torture, outlined in the report during the time of his presidency.