From: The Times
The former CIA chief, Porter Goss, approved a 2005 decision to destroy 92 tapes showing US agents waterboarding two terrorism suspects, according to newly released internal emails.
FBI investigators are still examining who knew what about the destruction of the videos, which showed officers using the simulated drowning technique that is widely considered to be torture, on Abu Zubaydah and another terrorism suspect.
The emails were released by the Justice Department under a Freedom of Information Act request by the American Civil Liberties Union.
“These documents provide further evidence that senior CIA officials were willing to risk being prosecuted for obstruction of justice in order to avoid being prosecuted for torture,” said Ben Wizner, a lawyer with the ACLU. “If the Department of Justice fails to hold these officials accountable, they will have succeeded in their cover-up.”