One tape brought down one President.
Will two destroyed tapes bring down a second one?
The furor over the two tapes that were destroyed by the CIA keeps growing and growing. I am not an attorney, but if this is not a clear cut case of obstruction of justice, I don’t know what is.
The damning news that the Central Intelligence Agency destroyed videotapes that showed torture of terrorism suspects has brought demands for investigations by both the Justice Department and Congress.
The tapes, which the CIA admits shows “waterboarding” of terrorism suspects could become the “smoking gun” of the Bush Administration’s use of “harsh interrogation” techniques long banned by the Geneva Convention.
The White House, of course, says it didn’t know about the existence of such tapes but new evidence shows that former Bush counsel Harriet Meirs advised the CIA to not destroy the tapes.
Congress Plans C.I.A. Obstruction Inquiries – The Justice Department said it would consider an investigation into the destruction of interrogation tapes, while the House and Senate intelligence committees said they would open their own probes.
Meanwhile I’m sure the US public will blindly go on watching reality shows without a clue.