Briefing Congress and Destroying Torture Tapes

By: Monday June 14, 2010 4:15 pm

As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been weeding through the documents released under FOIA to Judicial Watch last week. I think they suggest there’s a much closer relationship between the CIA misrepresentations on Congressional Briefings and the destruction of the torture tapes than we’ve known before.


CIA Changed the Pelosi Briefing Description after Deciding to Destroy Torture Tapes

By: Monday June 14, 2010 8:54 am

I’m working on some deep weeds for a post later on Monday (hopefully). But as a preliminary to them, I wanted to point out a minor–but very critical–bit of timing. As I pointed out in the comments to this thread, someone (I’ll show in my new weedy post why it might be then-Counterterrorism Center Legal [...]

How the CIA Avoided Negligent Homicide Charges in the Salt Pit Killing

By: Monday April 5, 2010 6:05 am

There’s a reason why Gul Rahman’s killer wasn’t charged with negligent homicide. The declination memo used to analyze the death worked under the claim that such laws didn’t apply.

Yoo’s Supervisors Didn’t Know About the July 13, 2002 Fax

By: Monday March 29, 2010 6:30 pm

When Jonathan Fredman wrote the Abu Zubaydah torture team in Thailand to tell them they had gotten the green light to torture, he cited not the Bybee One memo which had just been signed, but a July 13, 2002 Yoo fax, for his discussion of intent.

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