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John Rizzo

An Assault From Obama's Escalating War On Journalism

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.29.2014 | Media
Norman Solomon

Charging that the administration has launched "an assault on freedom of the press," a new petition tells Obama and Holder: "We urge you in the strongest terms to halt all legal action against Mr. Risen and to safeguard the freedom of journalists to maintain the confidentiality of their sources."

Ex-CIA General Counsel: I Could Have Stopped Waterboarding, But I Didn't

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former CIA General Counsel John Rizzo joined HuffPost Live to discuss serving in the CIA following the agency's interrogation techniques scandal after...

John Rizzo, If Torture Is 'Sadistic,' Why Did You Approve It?

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rev. Ron Stief

In his new book, Company Man, former top CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends the CIA's use of torture and details his role in approving it.

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

Pakistanis Seek Arrest Of Ex-CIA Legal Chief

Reuters | Augustine Anthony | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

Three Pakistani tribesmen filed a complaint with the police against former legal counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) for approving ...

CIA Waterboarding Video Destroyed: Porter Goss Agreed With Decision To Destroy Interrogation Tapes

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Internal CIA e-mails show the former agency head, Porter Goss, agreed with a top aide's 2005 decision to destroy videotapes of the ...

Cheney's 'Torture Works' Argument Is A Red Herring

Washington Independent | Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No matter how much former Vice President Dick Cheney insists that torturing prisoners in secret CIA prisons worked (and Spencer has already laid out t...

Bush Withdraws CIA Nominee Over Interrogation Controversy

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House on Tuesday withdrew the nomination of John A. Rizzo to become the Central Intelligence Agency's top lawyer amid mounting opposition f...