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Emails between Robert K. Harris, Edward R. Cummings, Samuel M. Witten and others re: Torture convention and other treaties-Iraq

June 7, 2004 | DOS | ACLU-RDI 4070

Emails discuss and include a Wall Street Journal article entitled "Pentagon Report Set Framework for Use of Torture: Security or Legal Factors Could Trump Restrictions, Memo to Rumsfeld Argued." The article discusses a classified report by Donald Rumsfeld, which stated the President was authorized to approve almost any physical or psychological actions during interrogations, in spite of domestic and international laws prohibiting the use of torture.