Ruling That CIA's Waterboarding Records Are Exempt From FOIA Is Upheld

, New York Law Journal


The Second Circuit said yesterday the act shields such records and a photograph of Abu Zubaydah during his interrogation in CIA custody from public view even though President Obama declared the practice of waterboarding illegal.

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  • Dana

    Has anyone look up the statutory definition for "intelligence activity"? I don't think the waterboarding method, a well known form of information extraction, could be classified as "intelligence activity". The video tapes should not have been destroyed--they could have muted or remove the sound and leave the visual. They were destroyed for one reason only, the wrong reason.

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