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Will wonders never cease? Bushie can’t recollect being told about the CIA tapes. The Decider says he simply has no recollection whatsoever. High crimes and misdemeanors are just so very easy to forget. We are still waiting for Madame Speaker to jog Bushie’s memory.
No word yet on whether Harriet Miers can recall the CIA’s intentional destruction of the tapes that documented the severe interrogation — aka TORTURE! — of two al Qaeda operatives, but ABC News says Harriet Miers knew:
ABC News has learned that at least one White House official knew about the CIA’s planned destruction of videotapes in 2005 that documented the interrogation of two al Qaeda operatives: then-White House counsel Harriet Miers.
Three officials told ABC News Miers urged the CIA not to destroy the tapes.
Intelligence officials say the decision to destroy the tapes was made by Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA’s covert-operations division. Even former CIA director Porter Goss did not know the tapes were destroyed. The White House said today President Bush didn’t know either.
Congress is now demanding to know why the CIA destroyed those tapes, just as its interrogation methods were facing intense public scrutiny. To some prominent members of Congress there’s only one explanation: a coverup.
Democratic Senate leaders compared the CIA’s actions to the Watergate scandal. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., asked, “What would cause the CIA to take this action? The answer is obvious — coverup.”. . “What is at stake here goes to the heart of the rule of law and justice in America,” said Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.