Friday, April 11, 2008

Conyers invites top officials to testify at torture hearing

The Politico

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) Friday invited several former Bush administration officials to testify at an upcoming committee hearing on the legality of several torture techniques.

Conyers invited a slew of high profile names, including former Attorney General John Ashcroft, former CIA Director George Tenet, former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith, Chief of Staff to the Vice-President David Addington, and former Assistant Attorney General Daniel Levin to testify at the hearing which will take place on May 6.

Conyers also invited John Yoo, a former Justice Department official who authored a controversial March 2003 memorandum establishing the legal guidelines for the interrogation of detainees.

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