CIA Interrogation Tapes: A Search for Answers
January 16, 2008 A House panel has a closed hearing on the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes showing harsh techniques, with top CIA lawyer John Rizzo testifying. But the former head of the CIA's clandestine branch — the man believed to have authorized the destruction — will not testify at this time.
January 8, 2008 The opening of a formal criminal investigation into the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes raises uncertainty over the future of the congressional investigation into the same issue. The House Intelligence Committee plans a hearing on Jan. 16.
January 3, 2008 An experienced public corruption prosecutor will head up the criminal investigation into the CIA's destruction in 2005 of videotapes of terror suspects being interrogated.
December 21, 2007 Bush administration lawyers told a federal judge Friday that there's no evidence that the CIA violated the judge's order when it destroyed videotapes of interrogations of al-Qaida suspects. Lawyers for detainees said the destruction of the tapes makes them fear that other related materials are not being saved.
December 11, 2007 From 2001 to 2003, the Senate Intelligence Committee was not briefed on details of the CIA's interrogation tactics, and heard no mention of videotapes of the interrogations, says Former Sen. Bob Graham. The Florida Democrat chaired the panel from 2001 through 2003. The panel questions CIA Director Michael Hayden about the videotapes Tuesday.
December 10, 2007 News that the CIA made and then destroyed videotapes of its agents using harsh interrogation techniques against terrorism suspects has caused ripples on Capitol Hill and around the world. Here, a primer on what is known about the tapes and their destruction.
December 10, 2007 Senators want to know why the CIA videotaped the interrogation of terrorism suspects — and whether the CIA was trying to hide harsh methods of interrogation when it destroyed the tapes. CIA director Michael Hayden is scheduled to testify Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
December 7, 2007 The CIA says it destroyed videotapes in 2005 of interrogations of terrorism suspects. A contempt of court proceeding over a Freedom of Information Act request would be only one part of the legal fallout. Another aspect is further damage to the credibility of the Justice Department.