Ex-Aide Knew Of CIA Plans To Destroy Tapes

U.S. news agencies say the CIA was advised by a former senior White House official not to destroy videotaped interrogations of terror suspects.The reports say former counsel Harriet Miers urged the intelligence agency to preserve the tapes before they were destroyed in 2005. The New York Times says officials in the Justice Department, along with some senior members of Congress, also advised the CIA to keep the tapes.

The videotapes were ordered destroyed by Jose Rodriguez, who was then in charge of the CIA’s covert operations division. The Times says he did so without informing the CIA’s legal counsel.

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