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Reagan's DOJ Prosecuted Sheriff for Waterboarding

Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 9:52 am | Jason Leopold

George W. Bush's Justice Department said subjecting a person to the near drowning of waterboarding was not a crime and didn't even cause pain, but Ronald Reagan's Justice Department thought otherwise, prosecuting a Texas sheriff and three deputies ... More >>

Senate Report Details Torture Policy Origins

Thursday, 23 April 2009, 10:36 am | Jason Leopold

Senate Report Details Torture Policy Origins by Jason Leopold , t r u t h o u t | Report More >>

The Bush Admin's Stunning Geneva Hypocrisy

Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 11:27 am | Jason Leopold

While making allegations of Geneva Conventions abuses by Saddam's troops in Iraq, Bush administration officials like Donald Rumsfeld were authorizing violations of the Geneva Conventions. (Photo: Reuters Pictures) More >>

Jason Leopold: Torture Memos Revealed

Sunday, 19 April 2009, 10:18 pm | Jason Leopold

CIA interrogators were given legal authorization to slam an alleged "high-value" detainee's head against a wall, place insects inside a "confinement box" to induce fear and force him to remain awake for 11 consecutive days, according to a closely ... More >>

Doug Feith: "Major Player" in Torture Policies

Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 12:16 pm | Jason Leopold

Doug Feith: "I Was a Major Player" in Bush's Torture Policies by Jason Leopold , The Public Record More >>

DOJ Revising John Yoo's Legal Work on Torture

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 2:50 pm | Jason Leopold

A Justice Department watchdog report that is said to be highly critical of the legal work conducted for the Bush administration by three attorneys who worked at the agency's powerful Office of Legal Counsel, is in the process of being revised after the agency ... More >>

Tyler E. Boudreau: "The Unmaking of A Marine"

Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 2:20 pm | Jason Leopold

I often bemoan how the media's policy of sanitizing combat images and its failure to report what the true face of war looks like have caused the public to be detached from the carnage wrought by the occupation of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. More >>

Bradbury Torture Memos to Be Released

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 2:36 pm | Jason Leopold

The Obama administration intends to declassify and publicly release three Justice Department memorandums drafted in May 2005 that gave CIA interrogators the legal authorization to torture "high-value" detainees as well as a list of techniques to ... More >>

CIA Has 3,000 Documents on Torture Tapes

Tuesday, 24 March 2009, 12:00 pm | Jason Leopold

The CIA has about 3,000 documents related to the 92 destroyed videotapes that showed "war on terror" detainees being subjected to harsh interrogations, the Justice Department has disclosed, suggesting an extensive back-and-forth between CIA field operatives ... More >>

Bush Admin's Conscious Policy of Torture

Friday, 20 March 2009, 2:37 pm | Jason Leopold

As more pieces of a very ugly mosaic fall into place – including new details from a confidential 2007 report by the International Committee of the Red Cross about interrogations at CIA “black sites” – any remaining doubt that the Bush administration ... More >>

CIA:12 of 92 Destroyed Videos Showed Torture

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 2:17 pm | Jason Leopold

Heavily redacted government documents filed in a New York federal court Friday afternoon say the CIA destroyed 12 videotapes that specifically showed two detainees being tortured. More >>

Conyers Cuts a Deal With Rove, Miers

Friday, 6 March 2009, 12:02 pm | Jason Leopold

The House Judiciary Committee cut a deal with lawyers for George W. Bush that will see his former aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers testify in Congress' long-running investigation into the firings of nine US Attorneys in December 2006. But their testimony, ... More >>

DOJ Watchdog Still Probing Yoo/Bybee Torture Memo

Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 2:00 pm | Jason Leopold

For more than four years, the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility has been investigating the origins of an Aug. 1, 2002 memo that provided the Bush administration with the legal guidance to authorize interrogators to use brutal tactics ... More >>

Conyers: Bush/Cheney 'Most Impeachable'

Friday, 16 January 2009, 4:26 pm | Jason Leopold

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers says President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney committed impeachment-worthy offenses which must be thoroughly investigated even after the two men leave office as a means of reaffirming U.S. constitutional ... More >>

Media Ignores Cheney's Waterboarding Admission

Saturday, 27 December 2008, 3:36 pm | Jason Leopold

Author's note: Cheney’s admission during an interview with the Washington Times this week about his role in approving the waterboarding of three Guantanamo detainees and the so-called "enhanced interrogation" of 33 prisoners was, disturbingly, not ... More >>

Gonzales, Rice Lied to Congress About Niger Intel

Monday, 22 December 2008, 12:00 pm | Jason Leopold

A high-ranking CIA official warned Condoleezza Rice in September 2002 that allegations about Iraq seeking yellowcake uranium from Niger were untrue and that she, as national security adviser, should stop President George W. Bush from citing the claim in making ... More >>

Cheney Admits Detainee-Abuse Role

Friday, 19 December 2008, 1:22 pm | Jason Leopold

Vice President Dick Cheney said for the first time Monday that he helped get the “process cleared” for the brutal interrogation program of suspected terrorists. More >>

Torture Trail Seen Starting with Bush

Monday, 15 December 2008, 4:37 pm | Jason Leopold

A bipartisan congressional report traces the U.S. abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib to President George W. Bush’s Feb. 7, 2002, action memorandum that excluded “war on terror” suspects from Geneva Convention protections. More >>

Mukasey Uses Nixon to Defend Bush

Monday, 8 December 2008, 11:33 am | Jason Leopold

When it comes to protecting George W. Bush and his administration, Attorney General Michael Mukasey is stretching legal arguments as far as his predecessor Alberto Gonzales ever did – now even invoking the “Nixon Defense” for justifying presidential ... More >>

DOJ Watchdog: Protecting Liberties A Priority

Thursday, 4 December 2008, 10:04 am | Jason Leopold

One of the top challenges facing Barack Obama’s Justice Department will be striking a balance between fighting terrorism and protecting individual civil liberties, says a recent memo from the department’s inspector general. More >>