Countdown – CIA destroyed tapes

The White House behind pit bull, Dana Perino went on the offense today.  They attacked the New York Times for not printing the truth, misstating the facts possibly over reaching with a subtitle.  Yep, Dana wanted the Times to correct this problem.  Not the facts in the story.  It seems those were right.  The fact that the White House didn’t acknowledge that at least 2 other White House lawyers advised the CIA not to destroy the tapes didn’t seem to phase Dana Perino.  The fact that again the White House hasn’t been straight with the American people didn’t get Perino’s goat.  A sub title that was the problem of the wicked New York Times.

TCR has more.   I, of course, have the video below.


From NYT:

The Central Intelligence Agency has agreed to make documents related to the destruction of interrogation videotapes available to the House Intelligence Committee and to allow the agency’s top lawyer, John A. Rizzo, to testify about the matter, Congressional and intelligence officials said Wednesday.

But it remained unclear whether Jose A. Rodriguez, who as chief of the agency’s clandestine service ordered the tapes destroyed in 2005, would testify. Officials said Mr. Rodriguez’s appearance before the committee might involve complex negotiations over legal immunity at a time when the Justice Department and the intelligence agency were reviewing whether the destruction of the tapes broke any laws.  (more…)