Bench Memos

A Vicious Lie

Andrew Sullivan baselessly and viciously contends that I “regularly defend[] … torture.”  He also claims, mistakenly, that, when I was at OLC, I attended a meeting at which CIA interrogation techniques were discussed and that I am a “torturer.”

I will state categorically that I never attended the meeting that Sullivan refers to and that I never had any knowledge of or involvement in any of the matters involving interrogation techniques (matters that were, of course, highly classified).  I also have never defended torture.

I am out of town to attend a family funeral and will not be able to respond in a timely manner to any further lies like these.

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