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First Female Nominee to Lead CIA Has Controversial Resume
Gina Haspel has ties to agency's waterboarding program
- With his decision to move CIA chief Mike Pompeo into the post of secretary of state, President Trump made a little history. He also nominated Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo, thus setting her up to be the first woman to run the spy agency. The nomination must be confirmed by...
Gitmo Terror Suspect Gets 'Least Qualified' Lawyer
But Alaric Piette says he didn't have a choice after terror suspect al-Nashiri's legal team quit
- Navy Lt. Alaric Piette acknowledges the "contradiction" of his latest role: to defend a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of terrorism and who just a few years back would've been one of Piette's targets. "On another day, I could have easily taken my client out," Piette...
Lawyers Defending Suspect in Bombing of USS Cole Quit
Civilian lawyers accuse government of eavesdropping on their legal meetings
- In what the
calls "a stunning setback," the entire civilian legal defense team in a Guantanamo Bay death-penalty case has quit over claims the government was eavesdropping on confidential meetings with its client. Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri was arraigned six years ago on charges he spearheaded...
Al-Qaeda Magazine Found in Gitmo
Prosecutor reveals embarrassing security breach
- A copy of al-Qaeda's
magazine somehow found its way into a terror suspect's cell at Guantanamo Bay. The security breach was revealed at a hearing yesterday by a prosecutor defending the prison camp's plan to review mail between prisoners and their attorneys, the
USS Cole Terrorist Faces Capital Charges Again
Original charges were dropped because suspect was tortured
- One of the "high-value" detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay has been charged with planning the 2000 terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen that killed 17 US sailors, reports the
. Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, a Saudi of Yemeni descent, faces the death penalty if convicted...
No Charges in Destruction of CIA Videotapes
Agency destroyed 92 tapes of suspects being waterboarded
- A special prosecutor cleared the CIA's former top clandestine officer and others today of any charges for destroying videotapes showing waterboarding of terror suspects. He did, however, continue an investigation into whether the interrogations went beyond legal boundaries. The decision not to prosecute anyone in the videotape destruction came five...
Obama Meets With 9/11 Families
President moves to reassure families over his plans for terror suspects
- Barack Obama met yesterday with people who lost relatives in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the bombing of the USS Cole in an effort to reassure them about his plans for detained al-Qaeda suspects, McClatchy Newspapers reports. The president hugged some of the 40 attendees at the highly emotional...
Gitmo Prisoner Charged in Cole Bombing
Torture claims will be central to defense
- A suspected al-Qaeda terrorist held at Guantanamo Bay for six years has been charged with masterminding the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors and injured 50 others. The treatment of Saudi prisoner Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri in custody, which included waterboarding by interrogators, will be a...
Senate Grills Mukasey Today on Waterboarding
Mukasey warns he'll stonewall on questions about legality
- A high-noon face off is looming today between Attorney General Michael Mukasey and the Senate Judiciary Committee over waterboarding, the simulated drowning interrogation technique that many consider torture. Committee chair Patrick Leahy said Mukasey faces "serious questions" on the issue at today's hearing. But Mukasey has warned Leahy in...
CIA 'Gulled' Court on Torture Tapes, Says Judge
May quiz officials himself
- A federal judge said he suspects the CIA lied to his court about tapes showing the harsh interrogations of two al-Qaeda leaders, the
New York Times
reports. The CIA claims no records exist concerning the tapes, which were destroyed in 2005. But the judge, currently deciding a Freedom of Information...
House Subpoenas Top Ex-Spy
Lawmakers seek explanation for why he had tapes destroyed
- The former head of the CIA's clandestine service has been subpoenaed to testify about the destruction of videotapes of the harsh interrogations of two al-Qaeda suspects. The subpoena for Jose Rodriguez was issued after the House Intelligence Committee staff studied documents on the interrogations that the CIA had surrendered to...
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