The Abu Zubaydah Document: CIA Claim of Torture Approval Now in Black and White?

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 2:09 pm

One of the most curious documents turned over in last week’s FOIA dump is the last one, titled “The CIA Interrogation of Abu Zubaydah” (PDF 110-122). While these are just wildarsed guesses, I suspect it may either have been a summary developed for the CIA Inspector General’s office for use in its review of the torture program or a summary to prepare Stan Moskowitz, then head of CIA’s Office of Congressional Affairs, to brief the Gang of Four in early February 2003.


Did the White House Review CIA’s Records on Congressional Briefings?

By: Sunday April 18, 2010 8:30 am

A month ago, I wrote a post noting that CIA had never finished its Memos for the Record of several key Congressional briefings. But as I’ve been reviewing old Vaughn Indices to get a better sense of what we received yesterday, I’ve seen some details that raise new questions about CIA’s use of Congressional briefings.

CIA Record on Congressional Torture Briefings Appears to Be Fabricated After-the-Fact

By: Wednesday March 17, 2010 6:05 am

The CIA documents released in the latest FOIA batch prove that all the claims that CIA (and Crazy Pete Hoekstra) have made about briefings Congress received on torture are, at best, reconstructions based on years old memors, if not outright fabrications.

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