CIA Releases Morell Memo Clearing Haspel on Destroyed Tapes

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The CIA is defending its deputy director Gina Haspel – Trump administration nominee to lead the agency – against charges that she erred when she wrote a cable to CIA employees, instructing them to destroy tapes of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques used on post-9/11 detainees.

The CIA on Friday released a declassified memo of former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell’s internal investigation of Haspel, and her then-boss Jose Rodriguez, who headed the agency’s clandestine service.

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