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Missing Cia Torture Tapes

The Monster Next Door

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Jill Rachel Jacobs

There's all kinds of horrors, some worse than others, some, unimaginable to comprehend.

Rule of Law Takes a Holiday While Bush Admits Torture and CIA Gets Off the Hook

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

This week, along with the spectacle of former President George W. Bush bragging on national television about authorizing torture, federal prosecutor J...

War is Torture

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

I would like to balance this crazy talk about whether torture is good policy with a counter-balancing, air-clearing, broad assertion: war is torture.

Torture & Human Rights Post 9/11

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John L. Esposito

The recent release of CIA memos regarding the use of torture, in particular water boarding, have been a grim reminder of the legacy of the Bush era.

The Smoking Gun

Errol Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Errol Morris

There are smoking guns for our prisoner abuse everywhere but people pretend they don't exist. How many torture memos does an administration have to promulgate before the public gets the idea they are promulgating torture?

Guantanamo Tapes Show Detainee Interrogations

NY Times | MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Defense Department is conducting an extensive review of the videotaping of interrogations at military facilities from Iraq to Guantánamo Bay, and...

CIA Destroyed Tapes As Judge Sought Interrogation Data

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times reports this morning that according to recently declassified documents, the federal judge overseeing the case of Abu Zubayday was s...

Judge On CIA Tapes: "It Boggles The Mind"

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are good days in court, and there are bad days in court. From The New York Times: "I'm asked to believe that actual motion pictures, videotapes...

Congress Set For Showdown Over Destroyed CIA Tapes

ABC News | John Cochran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a closed door hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Congress plans to ask why the CIA destroyed tapes showing interrogations of suspected al-Qaeda opera...

Mukasey To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Politico | Daniel Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Michael Mukasey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the end of the month, his first appearance before the committee...

Judge Halts CIA Tapes Investigation

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge refused on Wednesday to delve into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, saying there was no evidence the Bush administration v...

Ex-CIA Official Wants Immunity In Tapes Investigation

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorneys for Jose Rodriguez told Congress the former CIA official won't testify about the destruction of CIA videotapes without a promise of immunity...

George Tenet Lawyers Up Over CIA Tapes Probe

Newsweek | Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney general Michael Mukasey's decision to launch a full-scale FBI probe into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes has sent several alarmed ...

Veteran Prosecutor Takes Over CIA Probe

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-p...

Torture Tape Probe Seen As Payback In FBI-CIA Rivalry

NY Times | Ariel Alexovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department's criminal inquiry into the destruction of the Central Intelligence Agency interrogation tapes will be carried out largely by a...

White House Lawyers Deny CIA Tapes Contain Torture

AFP | Roland Lloyd Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US government lawyers flatly denied Friday that videotapes destroyed by the CIA contained any scenes of the torture of terror suspects in Guantanamo B...

9/11 Commission Chair: "No Question" CIA Tried "To Impede Our Investigation"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In its attempts to uncover all materials related to the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission specifically requested material about the interrogations of ...

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: We Have Always Had No Comment About Eurasia | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To the surprise of nobody, the New York Times this morning reported that, as it turns out, four White House officials - Harriet Miers, John Bellinger,...

CIA Withheld Al Qaeda Tapes From 9/11 Commission

New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A review of classified documents by former members of the Sept. 11 commission shows that the panel made repeated and detailed requests to the Central ...

Conyers, Kennedy Join Push For Special Prosecutor

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When news broke that the CIA had kept videotapes showing torture of detainees secret and then secretly destroyed them, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) was fast ...

Will Thomas

Congressman Calls For Special Counsel Over CIA Tapes | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Someone call Patrick Fitzgerald. Today Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) sent a letter to Attorney General Mukasey requesting the immediate appointment of a speci...

CIA Official Who Ordered Tapes Destroyed Lawyers Up

TPMmuckraker | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blink and you'll miss it in today's New York Times piece on the House's torture ban. But Jose Rodriguez, the CIA's ex-operations director who ordered ...

Jason Linkins

As Torture Scandal Looms, C.I.A. Wonders, "Pardon Me?" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As early as yesterday, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was taking an official hard line on the issue of presidential pardons: "I have to give ...

White House Moves To Block CIA Tape Probe: "Smells Like The Coverup Of The Coverup"

TPMmuckraker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"It smells like the coverup of the coverup." That's Rep. Jane Harman's (D-CA) take. And Rep. Pete Hoekstra's (R-MI) wasn't any different. In case yo...

Jason Linkins

No Clarity On Torture: The Company We Keep | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Naturally, it's pure clowning for Dana Perino to stand before the press, as she did earlier today, and pretend that somehow, our enemies are not aware...