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A Closer Look ("The Principals") #889838

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) ABC News exclusive investigation into the legal approval of the controversial interrogation techniques by the president's advisers introduced.

(Studio& White House: Jan Crawford Greenburg) The role of "the principals" in the National Security Council in decisions on enhanced interrogation of Al Qaeda prisoners {like Abu Zubaydah†} examined; details given about the discussions about the specific techniques, including waterboarding; photos shown of Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, CIA director George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft. [April 30, 2007, former CIA director George TENET - says it was legal.] A top secret memo approving harsh interrogation methods and a questioning statement from Ashcroft about these discussions noted. The responses from the principals discussed.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Greenburg, Jan Crawford
Duration:
00:04:20

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