Black Site Evidence

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled against Guantanamo detainee Ammar al Baluchi – facing capital charges relating to the planning of the 9/11 attacks – who seeks evidence from an alleged CIA “black site” where he claims he was tortured. The government, which plans to decommission the site, has provided “digital and photographic” evidence of the site, and Baluchi has not shown that those representations are insufficient.

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Widow Seeks $12M for Husband’s Suicide During Murder Investigation

The wife of a retired San Diego Police Department crime lab worker implicated in a cold-case murder investigation when his sperm turned up on retested evidence decades later asked a jury Thursday to award her $12 million for suffering she claims caused her husband to kill himself.

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CIA Contractor Defends Torture in Interrogations

An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

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After Partial Retreat, GOP Impeachment Rules Sail Through Senate

After an unexpected display of dissension in their midst, Senate Republicans closed ranks around their leader’s roadmap for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Tuesday, adopting a resolution making the introduction of new evidence unlikely by a party-line vote.

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McConnell Maps Late-Night, Evidence-Free Impeachment Trial

Under the resolution Senate Republicans expect to pass at the start President Trump’s historic impeachment trial on Tuesday, there might be no witnesses. There might be no new evidence or admission of any emails, reports, messages, transcripts or any other information compiled by the House of Representatives late last year. Proceedings could stretch well after midnight has fallen over the Capitol. 

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