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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Biden Calls For Special Counsel Investigation Into Destroyed CIA Tapes

U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., said Sunday a special counsel should be named to investigate the destruction of videotapes of CIA terror suspect interrogations.

CIA Director Mike Hayden has disclosed the tapes were destroyed by an underling without consulting CIA legal counsel. Hayden contends their disposal was legal and necessary to protect the identity of the interrogators.

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