CIA Backtracks On Reasons For Withholding Docs in Interrogation Tapes Case

The more you look at the CIA's stories, explanations and even accusations against others, the more they excuses and ass-covering begins to stink.

Another big story from the Public Records' Jason Leopold.

Two weeks ago, the CIA said in court documents that it would not turn over documents to the ACLU related to the destruction of 92 interrogation videotapes because it would compromise the integrity of a special prosecutor’s criminal investigation into the matter.

But on Monday, the Justice Department, acting on behalf of the CIA, submitted a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein that said the agency would no longer rely on that argument as the basis for withholding documents from the civil rights organization related to the destruction of the videotapes. The reversal comes after Hellerstein demanded that Durham and other officials provide the court with a sworn affidavit to back up the CIA's claims that Durham's probe would be hindered by the production of relevant documents.

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