Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Torture Memo Dissenter Zelikow to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Philip Zelikow, former State Department counselor and author of a memo dissenting from the OLC memos authorizing torture, will testify tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee during its hearing, "What Went Wrong: Torture and the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration."  The hearing begins at 10:00 am (Eastern) it'll be webcast here.

Zelikow spoke last month about his memo and the Bush White House attempts to destroy it--see his MSNBC interviews here and here--and wrote about his views in a post on Foreign Policy's Shadow Government blog.  House Judiciary Democrats then called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and acting archivist of the United States Adrienne Thomas to release a copy.  Neither has responded.



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