The Document Dump

by Patrick Appel

Ackerman got ahold of the CIA Inspector General's 2004 torture report. Marcy Wheeler is already reading through it. As she writes, this paragraph is striking:

With respect to two detainees at those sites, the use and frequency of one EIT, the waterboard, went beyond the projected use of the technique as originally described to DoJ. The Agency, on 29 July 2003, secured oral DoJ concurrence that certain deviations are not significant for the purposes of DoJ's legal opinions.