The Bush Administration previously told a federal court that there were two tapes of interrogations destroyed showing waterboarding and other brutal treatment of detainees. It has now admitted that at least 92 tapes were destroyed in what appears a clear and knowing effort to destroy evidence.
In a letter to a federal court in New York, Acting U.S. Attorney Lev Dassin admitted that “The CIA can now identify the number of videotapes that were destroyed. Ninety two videotapes were destroyed.” That is just 90 tapes more than what the CIA previously told the court.
As discussed earlier, CIA officials ordered the destruction to “minimize legal issues.”
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