Federal judge rules CIA cannot be forced to release documents related to destruction of 9/11 interrogation videotapes

The Associated Press

September 30, 2009

By Larry Neumeister

Agreeing with CIA Diretor Leon Panetta, a federal judge said that national security concerns override other issues in upholding the CIA’s right to keep secret their methods of getting information from uncooperative detainees. The American Civil liberties Union is seeking the documents related to interrogations of 9/11 detainees that used harsh methods. They said that President Obama had already declassified the interrogation program and that the public is already aware of much of what went on during the interrogations. -DB