May 28, 2008: DOJ IG Report on Torture

April 6: NYRB posts the Red Cross report on high value detainees

April 9: CIA Director Leon Panetta bans contractors from conducting interrogations

April 16: Obama statement on memo release, torture memos released:

  • August 1, 2002: Memo from Jay Bybee, Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA
  • May 10, 2005: Memo from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA ["Techniques"]
  • May 10, 2005: Memo from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA ["Combined"]
  • May 30, 2005: Memo from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA

April 21: Senate Armed Services Committee releases declassified Inquiry into the Treatment of Detainees in US Custody

April 22: Senate Intelligence Committee releases declassified Narrative Describing the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel’s Opinions on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program (Jello Jay’s statement on the release)

April 22: Pete Hoekstra op-ed about torture briefings

April 23: Ali Soufan, FBI interrogator, publishes NYT op-ed describing early interrogation of Abu Zubaydah

April 23: DOJ announces it will release a number of photos showing detainee abuse that had previously been FOIAed, along with thousands more

April 23: Pelosi press conference describing briefings

April 24: Greg Sargent gets a copy of Cheney’s request for two documents to make his “efficacy” case

April 24: In ACLU FOIA case, Judge Hellerstein orders a more expansive response on torture tape documents from CIA

April 24: WaPo releases JPRA memo–which had been circulated among the torture architects–using the word “torture” and warning that torture will beget false information

April 25: Porter Goss op-ed on torture briefings

May 7: CIA releases torture briefing list

May 18: CIA interrogation index

June 6: NYT publishes Comey emails

June 8: CIA submits Panetta declaration, Vaughn Index (Part One, Part Two)

August 24, 2009: CIA Inspector General Report and OLC documents released (2002-2005; 2006-2009)

August 31, 2009: CIA releases latest Vaughn Index

February 19, 2010: Congress releases OPR Report

Torture Reviews

OLC Memos

August 1, 2002: Yoo Letter to Gonzales

August 1, 2002: Bybee One Memo

August 1, 2002: Bybee Two Memo

March 14, 2003: Yoo DOD Torture Memo

December 30, 2004: Daniel Levin Torture Memo

May 10, 2005: Memo from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA ["Techniques"]

May 10, 2005: Memo from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA [“Combined”

May 30, 2005: Memo from Steven Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General, OLC, to John A. Rizzo, General Counsel CIA

April 13, 2006: Legal Review of Department of Defense Draft Documents (Appendix M)

Congressional Committee Hearings