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

May 7, 2004: CIA IG Report on Torture

February 14, 2007: International Committee of the Red Cross, Report on Treatment of 14 High Value Detainees

May 28, 2008: DOJ IG Report on Torture

April 22, 2009: Senate Armed Services Committee Inquiry into the Treatment of Detainees in US Custody (Backup to the report)

April 22: Senate Intelligence Committee, Narrative Describing the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel’s Opinions on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

February 19, 2010: OPR Report on torture [for searchable copies, go here)

December 13, 2014: Senate Intelligence Committee Report

OLC Memos

August 1, 2002: Yoo Letterto 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

June 19, 2007: John Rizzo Confirmation Hearing (SSCI)

February 14, 2008: Steven Bradbury (HJC)

June 17, 2008: Shiffrin, Baumgartner, Ogrisseg, Beaver, Dalton, Mora, Haynes (SASC)

June 18, 2008: Daniel Levin and Lawrence Wilkerson (HJC)

June 26, 2008: David Addington and John Yoo (HJC)

July 15, 2008: Doug Feith (HJC)

July 17, 2008: John Ashcroft (HJC)

September 25, 2008: Moulton, Kleinman (SASC)

Marcy has been blogging full time since 2007. She’s known for her live-blogging of the Scooter Libby trial, her discovery of the number of times Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded, and generally for her weedy analysis of document dumps.

Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including the Guardian, Salon, and the Progressive, and appears frequently on television and radio. She is the author of Anatomy of Deceit, a primer on the CIA leak investigation, and liveblogged the Scooter Libby trial.

Marcy has a PhD from the University of Michigan, where she researched the “feuilleton,” a short conversational newspaper form that has proven important in times of heightened censorship. Before and after her time in academics, Marcy provided documentation consulting for corporations in the auto, tech, and energy industries. She lives with her spouse and dog in Grand Rapids, MI.