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International Tribunal Takes Up Rendition, Torture

Tuesday, 1 September 2009, 3:01 pm | Jason Leopold

A week after the Justice Department released documents that described in extraordinary detail the CIA's top secret rendition program, an international human rights tribunal has agreed to take up the case of a German citizen who was "rendered" to a CIA black ... More >>

New Docs Describe Process of "Rendition," Torture

Friday, 28 August 2009, 11:09 am | Jason Leopold

Among the treasure trove of documents released on Monday related to the CIA's detention and torture program is a 20-page background paper that, for the first time, describes in extraordinary detail the process of "rendition" and the torture prisoners are ... More >>

Holder Ponders Limited Torture Probe

Monday, 3 August 2009, 3:20 pm | Jason Leopold

Last year, in the heat of the presidential campaign, Eric Holder was a featured speaker at the American Constitution Society's annual convention where he told a packed crowd that the "American people are owe[d] a reckoning" as a result of the ... More >>

Obama Admin Cooks Up Detainment Argument

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 12:10 pm | Jason Leopold

Faced with impending defeat in a US District Court habeas corpus case, the Obama administration devised a new strategy for continuing the detention of Mohammed Jawad, an Afghani who may have been as young as 12 in 2002 when he allegedly wounded two ... More >>

Cheney Pressured Bush On Use of Military in USA

Tuesday, 28 July 2009, 9:35 am | Jason Leopold

Former Vice President Dick Cheney pressured President George W. Bush and other top administration officials to deploy US soldiers to a Buffalo, New York, suburb to arrest suspected terrorists, according to a report. More >>

How Rove Said He'd Answer Siegelman Queries

Monday, 13 July 2009, 1:43 pm | Jason Leopold

How Rove Said He'd Answer Siegelman Prosecution Queries Saturday 11 July 2009 by: Jason Leopold , t r u t h o u t | Report More >>

Jason Leopold: Details About Cheney's Interview

Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 10:17 am | Jason Leopold

In early fall 2003, as the scandal over leaking a covert CIA officer's identity was exploding, President George W. Bush claimed not to know anything about the leak and called on anyone in his administration who had knowledge to come "forward with the ... More >>

Yoo, Rumsfeld & the Systematic Torture of Prisoner

Thursday, 2 July 2009, 3:39 pm | Jason Leopold

John Yoo, Donald Rumsfeld and the Systematic Torture of Prisoners by Jason Leopold , t r u t h o u t | Report More >>

Jason Leopold: The Valerie Plame Case

Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 10:35 am | Jason Leopold

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a civil lawsuit filed by Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband, Joseph Wilson, against Bush administration officials who were responsible for leaking her covert CIA status to the media... More >>

Senate Votes to Block Detainee Photos

Monday, 22 June 2009, 11:36 am | Jason Leopold

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Measure Banning Release of Detainee Abuse Photos by Jason Leopold , t r u t h o u t | Report More >>

Gonzales Advised Bush on How to Avoid War Crimes

Thursday, 18 June 2009, 12:04 pm | Jason Leopold

On January 25, 2002, then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales advised George W. Bush in a memo to deny al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners protections under the Geneva Conventions because doing so would "substantially reduces the threat of domestic ... More >>

Administration Fights Disclosure on Two Fronts

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 2:07 pm | Jason Leopold

Last month, the CIA told a federal court judge it could not abide by a court order and turn over detailed documents about the destruction of 92 interrogation videotapes because it would compromise the integrity of a special prosecutor's criminal investigation ... More >>

Comey Emails Show Concerns Over Torture Policies

Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 1:41 pm | Jason Leopold

Excerpt from April 28, 2005 email from then Deputy Attorney General James Comey to his chief of staff Chuck Rosenberg, expressing concern about an interrogation legal memo under discussion at the time. More >>

Taguba Saw Video of Soldier Sodomizing Detainee

Monday, 1 June 2009, 2:18 pm | Jason Leopold

In 2007, shortly after he was forced into retirement, Army Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba made a startling admission. During the course of his investigation into the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, Taguba said he saw "a video of a male American ... More >>

Cheney Intervened in CIA I-G's Torture Probe

Monday, 25 May 2009, 11:42 am | 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 ... More >>

Jason Leopold: Documents Describe Torture Photos

Wednesday, 20 May 2009, 12:50 pm | 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 ... More >>

Ex-CIA Official: Agency Brass Lied to Congress

Monday, 18 May 2009, 11:45 am | 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 ... More >>

CIA Refuses to Turn Over Torture Tape Documents

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 2:28 pm | 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) ... More >>

CIA Headquarters Micromanaged Torture

Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 3:34 pm | 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 ... More >>

DOJ Report: "Damning" for Bybee and Yoo

Thursday, 7 May 2009, 2:04 pm | 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 ... More >>