Jeff Sessions

CIA on deadline to argue for interrogation documents secrecy

CIA on deadline to argue for interrogation documents secrecy

A federal judge has given the CIA until March 8 to determine whether it wants to try to keep some records secret about the relationship between the agency and two psychologists hired to develop harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror.

U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush in Spokane set the deadline Monday for Justice Department attorneys to specify which documents or portions of documents relating to the CIA's work with Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell the agency wants to keep secret.

Under a complicated process that comes into play with documents the government may want to keep secret in the name of national security, the head of the CIA or the heads of any other...

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