5,290. 7/29/2003

From the Top Secret May 7, 2004, CIA Inspector General’s report titled, ‘Counterterrorism, Detention and Interrogation Activities (September 2001-October 2003): “On 29 July 2003, the DCI [Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet] and the General Counsel [John Rizzo] provided a detailed briefing to selected NSC [National Security Council] Principals on CIA’s detention and interrogation efforts involving ‘high value detainees,’ to include the expanded use of EITs [enhanced interrogation techniques]. According to a Memorandum for the Record prepared by the General Counsel following that meeting, the Attorney General [John Ashcroft] confirmed that DoJ [Department of Justice] approved of the expanded use of various EITs, including multiple applications of the waterboard. The General Counsel said he believes everyone in attendance was aware of exactly what CIA was doing with respect to detention and interrogation, and approved of the effort.”

 – Special to The New York Times, “Documents–CIA Reports on Interrogation Methods,” The New York Times, May 7, 2004

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