COMING CLEAN

CIA Destroyed Interrogation Tapes

The CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes of suspected terrorists, revealing a cover-up much larger in scope than was previously suspected, it was revealed as part of a lawsuit put forward by the ACLU. Prior to the revelation, the CIA had not given a specific number of destroyed tapes, though the New York Times reported in late 2007 that the CIA had made "at least two videotapes" of interrogations disappear. Since the existence of the tapes was revealed, the CIA has stonewalled investigators' efforts to examine them, saying it would be a threat to national security as well as the operatives involved in the interrogations. John Durham, a prosecutor from Connecticut, is wrapping up an investigation into the interrogations. The results are expected to be released soon.