CIA Admits Destroying Interrogation Videotapes

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Democrats are talking about "a cover up" and "obstruction of justice." Did the CIA destroy videotapes of interrogations to avoid prosecution, at the same time that Congress was looking into the agency's secret detention program? The suspects include Abu Zubayda and another man who were subjected to what are called "severe interrogation techniques." General Michael Hayden, CIA Director, says the tapes were destroyed because of a "serious security risk" to interrogators and their families from "al-Qa'ida and its sympathizers." Vincent Warren is executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents some of the detainees held at Guantánamo Bay.

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Guest:
Vincent Warren - Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper