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Tapes Destroyed Over CIA’s Objections

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January 16, 2008
Intelligence
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“The CIA official who gave the command to destroy interrogation videotapes apparently acted against the direction of his superiors, the top Republican House Intelligence Committee member said Wednesday.”

It appears he hadn’t gotten authority from anyone,” said Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., speaking to reporters after the first day of closed testimony in the committee’s investigation. “It appears he got direction to make sure the tapes were not destroyed.”

Hoekstra said that raises the troubling prospect that there’s a thread of unaccountability in the spy culture.” (AP)