Washington Memo

Late last year, CIA Director Michael Hayden acknowledged that in 2005 agency officials ordered the destruction of videotapes depicting the harsh interrogation of prisoners in the agency's secret overseas prisons. At the time, Hayden said that only a few prisoners were ever subjected to so-called special-interrogation techniques, none of which were recorded on video after 2002.

But that claim is now coming under additional scrutiny, in part because of a classified briefing that will soon be delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Sources tell TIME that lawyers for one detainee currently being held at Guantánamo plan to present evidence that...

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