posted on Dec, 15 2007 @ 09:18 AM
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration told a federal judge it was not obligated to preserve videotapes of CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists
and urged the court not to look into the tapes' destruction.
In court documents filed Friday night, government lawyers told U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy that demanding information about the tapes would
interfere with current investigations by Congress and the Justice Department.
It was the first time the government had addressed the issue of the videotapes in court.
Kennedy ordered the administration in June 2005 to safeguard "all evidence and information regarding the torture, mistreatment, and abuse of
detainees now at the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay."
Five months later, the CIA destroyed the interrogation videos. The recordings involved suspected terrorists Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim
Thats right, told NOT TO DESTROY EVIDENCE BY A JUDGE and what is the first thing they do? Destroy the evidence. Isn't this a Federal offense or
Just more detail on the tapes that Bush and Co were told not to destroy so they did.
[edit on 15-12-2007 by HHH Is King]