Daily Archives: Feb. 23, 2010

Roberts, CIA clash over whether Kansan ordered torture tapes destroyed

patrobertsThe CIA says that Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts ordered key tapes destroyed that  showed agency officials waterboarding terror suspect Abu Zubayda.

“Senator Roberts listened carefully and gave his consent,” a summary of the briefing states.

Roberts, who was the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee at the time, says that’s not true.

“At no time did Senator Roberts assent to the destruction of any videotapes,” spokeswoman Sarah Little said.

The Politico has more here.