CIA to Surrender Tape Records

House will get secret documents on destroyed water boarding videos
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2007 4:32 AM CST
CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, for a closed-door hearing of the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel. The CIA agreed Wednesday to...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The CIA will provide documents on the destruction of interrogation videotapes to the House Intelligence Committee and allow the agency's top attorney to testify, the New York Times reports. It's unclear whether the man who ordered the videos destroyed, clandestine service chief Jose Rodriguez, will also testify. The tapes showed al-Qaeda suspects being subjected to water boarding.

The deal ends a standoff between the Bush administration and Congress over the destruction of the tapes. “We’re in touch with the House Intelligence Committee on these matters, and we look forward to it being worked out,” said a CIA spokesman. The documents could be available as early as today.