Cheney Intervened in CIA I-G’s Torture Probe

Column – Jason Leopold

Former Vice President Dick Cheney intervened in CIA Inspector General John Helgerson’s investigation into the agency’s use of torture against “high-value” detainees, but the watchdog was still able to prepare a report that concluded the interrogation …
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Jason Leopold: Documents Describe Torture Photos

Column – Jason Leopold

US Army soldiers in Afghanistan took dozens of pictures of their colleagues pointing assault rifles and pistols at the heads and backs of hooded and bound detainees and another photograph showed two male soldiers and one female soldier pointing a broom …
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Ex-CIA Official: Agency Brass Lied to Congress

Column – Jason Leopold

Last month, former CIA Director Michael Hayden and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey sharply criticized President Obama’s decision to release four “torture” memos, writing in an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal that the “disclosure of …
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CIA Refuses to Turn Over Torture Tape Documents

Column – Jason Leopold

The CIA claims the integrity of a special prosecutor’s criminal investigation into the destruction of 92 interrogation videotapes will be compromised if the agency is forced to turn over detailed documents to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) …
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CIA Headquarters Micromanaged Torture

Column – Jason Leopold

CIA interrogators provided top agency officials in Langley with daily “torture” updates of Abu Zubaydah, the alleged “high-level” terrorist detainee, who was held at a secret “black site” prison and waterboarded 83 times in August 2002, according …
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DOJ Report: “Damning” for Bybee and Yoo

Column – Jason Leopold

An ethics report prepared by H. Marshall Jarrett, head of the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), reached “damning” conclusions about numerous cases of “misconduct” in the advice attorneys John Yoo and Jay Bybee provided …
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