Member Briefings on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs), 2009 May

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Member Briefings on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs), 2009 May
Central Intelligence Agency
Original: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/briefings.pdf

Transcribed 2009/5/8


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Member Briefings on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs)

DATE TYPE SUBJECT COMM MEMBERS STAFF Briefers
1 9-4-02 Briefing Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of the particular EITs that had been employed. HPSCI Porter Goss

Nancy Pelosi

Tim Sample

Michael Sheehy

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2 9-27-02 Briefing Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of the particular EITs that had been employed. SSCI Bob Graham

Richard Shelby

Alfred Cumming

Bill Duhnke

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3 2/4/03 Briefing Briefing on EITs, including the fact that interrogations of Zubaydah and Nashiri were taped.

EITs "described in considerable detail." including "how the water board was used." The process by which the techniques were approved by DoJ was also raised.

SSCI Pat Roberts

John Rockefeller *

*Later individual briefing to Rockefeller

Chris Mellon

Bill Duhnke

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4 2/5/03 Briefing Discussion of detainee interrogation program/techniques.

Existnce of AZ tapes briefed and that the tapes to be destroyed as soon as IG completed his report.

It was also discussed that interrogation methods were similar to those taught/used in SERE training.

HPSCI Porter Goss

Jane Harman

Patrick Murray

Louise Healey
Michael Sheehy

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5 9/4/03 Briefing RDI Briefing:

Breifed on EITs, including a slide presentation where non-enhanced and enhanced interrogation techniques weren amed, described, and compared on the same side.

SSCI Pat Roberts

John Rockefeller

Christopher Mellon

Bill Duhnke

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6 9/4/03 Briefing RDI Briefing:

Briefed on EITs, including a slide presentation where non-enhanced and enhanced interrogation techniques were named, described, and compared on the same slide.

HPSCI Porter Goss

Jane Harman

Suzanne Spaulding

Patrick Murray

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7 7/13/04 Briefing 1. IG presented reporton interrogations.

2. Status update on interrogation process.
3. General Counsel informed of legal/policy issues.

EITs were discussed, including a specific mention of waterboarding as one of the EITs. Discussion of CIA currently seeking reaffirmation from DOJ on use of EITs as well as renewed policy approval from NSC principals to continue using EITs.

HPSCI Porter Goss

Jane Harman

Pat Murray

Suzanne Spaulding

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8 7/5/2004 Briefing Briefed on Interrogation Techniques, including waterboarding, abdominal slap, and sleep deprivation. Also briefed on actionable intelligence derived from use of EITs. SSCI Pat Roberts

John Rockefeller

Christopher Mellon

Bill Duhnke

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9 1/25/05 Briefing Interrogation Techniques briefed. HPSCI Peter Hoekstra

Jane Harman

Mike Meermans

O'Keefe (First name unknown)

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10 3/7/05 Briefing Interrogation Techniques briefed. SSCI Pat Roberts

John Rockefeller

Bill Duhnke

Andy Johnson

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11 3/8/05 Briefing Interrogation Techniques briefed. SSCI

HPSCI

Pat Roberts

John Rockefeller Porter Goss Jane Harman

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12 10/18/05 Briefing Interrogation Techniques briefed SAC-D Ted Stevens

Thad Cochran

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13 Late Oct 05 Briefing Interrogation Techniques briefed Senate John McCain Not Available
14 10/31/05 Briefing Briefing on the specifics the EITs.

There was also a lengthy discussion about the OLC memos.

Senate Leadership Bill Frist Mark Esper Briefers

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15 11/1/05 Briefing Interrogation Techniques briefed.

Briefed on interrogation techniques, including waterboard, facial slap, abdominal slap, sleep deprivation, and walling.

Senate Leadership Bill Frist Mark Esper Not Available
16 11/8/05 Briefing Interrogation Techniques briefed. HASC Duncan Hunter Not Available
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17 11/8/05 Briefing Briefing on the description of all 13 EITs. HPSCI Peter Hoekstra Briefers

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18 7/11/06 Briefing CTC Detainee Program:

Briefing on the potential to revive use of the EIT program. Specific mention and discussion of techniques by number.

SSCI Pat Roberts

John Rockefeller

Jim Hensler

Brandon Millhorn Andy Johnson

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19 9/6/06 Briefing The Director "provided significant details, naming all EITs and providing a verbal description of most EITs." There was also a specific discussion of waterboarding. Senate Leadership Bill Frist

Harry Reid

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20 9/6/06 Briefing The Director "provided significant details, naming all EITs and providing a verbal description of most EITs." HPSCI Jane Harman Dave Buckley Briefer

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21 9/6/06 Briefing Significant details of EITs were provided in this briefing to include mentions of waterboarding, diet manipulation, nudity, walling, and stomach slap. SSCI Full Committee*

*Ron Wyden did not attend

Jim Hensler

Andy Johnson

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22 9/6/06 Briefing The Director named all 13 EITs at this briefing and verbally described most. Specific mention of waterboarding, water dousing, stomach slap, walling, and the methods used in carrying out these techniques. HPSCI Full Committee Mike Meermans Briefer

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23 9/6/06 Briefing The Director briefed on specific EITs, provided detailed descriptions and answered numerous questions on the specific techniques. HPSCI Full Committee*

*Mike Rogers did not attend

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24 9/19/06 Briefing Briefing on full detainee program, including the 13 EITs. House Bill Young

John Murtha*

*Murtha did not stay for EIT portion of the briefing.

Paul Juola Not Available
25 11/16/06 Briefing Latest Status of CIA high-value terrorist detention program, use of EITs and capture of a detainee and rendition. SSCI Pat Roberts

Mike Dewine
John Rockefeller
Evan Bayh
Christopher Bond
Saxby Chambliss
Russ Feingold
Dianne Feinstein
Carl Levin
Trent Lott
Barbara Mikulski
John Warner

Andy Johnson

Jim Hensler

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26 11/16/06 Briefing The Director briefed on latest status detention program, use of EITs, and recent capture of a detainee, including a discussion specific EITs and procedures. HPSCI Full Committee Michael

Meermans
David Buckley
Jim Lewis
Wyndee Parker

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27 12/19/06 Briefing Briefing on a detainee and Detainee Program, including EITs. HPSCI Silvestre Reyes Mike Delaney

Eyndee Parker

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28 3/14/07 Hearing The Director described EITs and made it clear to the commitee that waterboarding had not been used in years. HPSCI Full Committee Staff Directors Briefer

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29 4/12/07 Hearing Briefing on ICRC Report on Detentions, including a discussion of EITs SSCI John Rockefeller

Christopher Bond
Carl Levin
Dianne Feinstein
Richard Burr
Orrin Hatch
John Warner
Russ Feingold
Saxby Chambliss
Bill Nelson

21 Staffers Briefers

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30 6/19/07 Hearing John Rizzo Nomination:

Mr. Rizzo was asked to name the EITs, which he did. There was also much general discussion about interrogation techniques documented through this hearing.

SSCI John Rockefeller

Christopher Bond
Evan Bayh
Russ Feingold
Diane Feinstein
Carl Levin
Olympia Snowe
John Warner
Sheldon Whitehouse
Ron Wyden

Randy Bookout

Andy Johnson
Louis Tucker

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31 8/2/07 Hearing Hearing on the Executive Order, Common Article 3:

Discussions of the use of all currently-approved EITs on a detainee.

SSCI John Rockefeller

Christopher Bond
Saxby Chambliss
Russ Feingold
Dianne Feinstein
Carl Levin
Barbara Mikulski
Bill Nelson
Olympia Snowe
Ron Wyden
John Warner

16 Staffers Briefers

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32 10/11/07 Meeting The Director discussed the number of detainees subjected to EITs and discussed EITs. HAC-D John Murtha Paul Juola Briefer

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33 11/9/07 Briefing Briefing on EITs. SSCI Bill Nelson Briefer

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34 12/11/07 Hearing Detainee Videotape Destruction:

The specific EITs used against Abu Zubaydah were read aloud during this hearing. Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah was discussed.

SSCI Dianne Feinstein

Ron Wyden
Evan Bayh
Barbara Mikulski
Russ Feingold
Bill Nelson
Sheldon Whitehouse
Carl Levin
John Warner
Chuck Hagel
Orrin Hatch
Olympia Snowe
Richard Burr

Andy Johnson

Melvin Dubee
James Wolfe
John Dickas
Michael Davidson
David Grannis
Jack Livingston
Don Mitchell
Eric Pelofsky
Kathleen Rice
Jacqui Russell
Alissa Starzak
James Smythers
Caroline Tess
Louis Tucker
Jeremy Bash
Jay Heath

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35 1/16/08 Hearing Videotape Destruction:

Discussion of EITs, including waterboarding

HPSCI Silvestre Reyes

Anna Eshoo
Peter Hoekstra
Janice Schakowsky
Mike Rogers
Dutch Ruppersberger
Darrell Issa
Elton Gallegly
Mac Thornberry
James Langevin
Robert Cramer
Terry Everett
Leonard Boswell
John McHugh
Todd Tiahrt
Patrick Murphy
Rush Holt

Mike Delaney

Wyndee Parker
Linda Cohen
Jeremy Bash
Brian Morrison
Jim Lewis
Don Viera
Eric Greenwald
Chris Donesa
Jay Heath

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36 2/5/08 Hearing Annual Threat Assessment:

Discussion of the EITs used with a detainee

SSCI Dianne Feinstein

John Rockefeller
Evan Bayh
Sheldon Whitehouse
John Warner
Orrin Hatch
Russell Feingoldl
Olympia Snowe
Saxby Chambliss
Bill Nelson
Kit Bond

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37 2/14/08 Hearing OLC Oversight Hearing

Discussions about interrogation techniques. Specific mention numerous times of waterboarding.

HJC Jerrold Nadler

Trent Franks
Arthuer David
Melvin Watt
Bobby Scott
Darrell Issa
John Bradbury
Keith Ellison

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38 3/6/08 Hearing Discussion of EITs with a detainee. SSCI Christopher Bond

Sheldon Whitehouse
Orrin Hatch
Olympia Snowe
Richard Burr
Evan Bayh
Russell Feingoldl
Dianne Feinstein
Barbara Mikulski

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39 6/10/08 Hearing RDI and DOJ OLC Opinions:

Discussion of EITs and the OLC opinions. Specific mentions of waterboarding numerous times. Reference made to EITs.

SSCI Christopher Bond

Saxby Chambliss
Sheldon Whitehouse
Richard Burr
Dianne Feinstein
Russell Feingoldl
Bill Nelson
John Rockefeller
Olympia Snowe
Ron Wyden

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40 3/12/09 Hearing General references to EITs, interrogations, and the end of the use of EITs by the CIA throughout. One mention of one specific EIT, waterboarding. HPSCI Roy Blunt

David Boren
Mike Conaway
Anna Eshoo
Elton Gallegly
Alcee Hastings
Peter Hoekstra
John Kline
Jeff Miller
Patrick Murphy
Sue Myrick
Silvestre Reyes
Mike Rogers
Dutch Ruppersberger
Janice Schakowsky
Mac Thornberry
Adam Schiff
Adam Smith

Iram Ali

Linda Cohen
Mike Delaney
Stacey Dizon
Chris Donesa
Mike Eoyang
Eric Greenwald
Kristen Jepson
Jim Lewis
Brian Morrison
George Pappas
Kathleen Reilly
Don Viera

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