Mukasey & Hayden: President Ties His Own Hands With Release of Torture Memos

by Benjamin Domenech on 10:21 am April 17, 2009

The Obama administration has declassified and released opinions of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) given in 2005 and earlier that analyze the legality of interrogation techniques authorized for use by the CIA. Those techniques were applied only when expressly permitted by the director, and are described in these opinions in detail, along with their limits and the safeguards applied to them.

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