Torture On Trial

Formal hearings about whether waterboarding and other techniques were legal

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This morning Congress will hold the first formal hearing over the so-called torture memos since their declassification by the Obama administration. While President Obama has said he won't seek charges, there are still harsh implications for the former Bush administration lawyers who drafted the memos, which document their justification for waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques." There may also be political repercussions for members of Congress who were briefed on the techniques before they were used and apparently did not protest. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent has all the details.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

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