Tonight we’re digging deeper on the CIA interrogation story.
Yesterday, the government released hundreds of documents detailing harsh interrogation tactics used by the CIA during the Bush administration–and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he was launching a new review of those controversial techniques to determine if the CIA broke the law.
That decision has sparked a war of words—and former Vice President Dick Cheney has entered the fray. He says the newly released documents prove his long-held claim that tough interrogation techniques—including mock executions, banned by the U.N. Convention Against Torture–prevented terrorist attacks and yielded crucial information about al Qaeda.
But do the documents made public yesterday really prove his point? Did those tough tactics actually deliver crucial information that kept Americans safe? Tom Foreman is on the case, Keeping Them Honest. Political contributors Paul Begala, Democratic strategist, and Mary Matalin, who served as an adviser to Cheney when he was vice president, will also weigh in.
We’ll also have the latest in the Michael Jackson death investigation. For weeks now, the focus has been on Dr. Murray, but now another doctor—Jackson’s longtime dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein—may soon be getting even more attention from investigators. Randi Kaye explains why tonight.
The pop singer Chris Brown, who was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend, the singer Rihanna, was sentenced today and ordered to stay away from his victim. Many think he got off easy. His story has focused attention on an ugly reality. Tonight we’ll take a closer look at domestic violence in the African American community.
We’ll also report from New Orleans, four years after the storm that devastated the city. We have an update on a violent death in the chaotic days after Katrina–a police shooting that left a mentally disabled man dead. The police officers maintained it was self-defense. But tonight there are new and disturbing developments in the case.
See you at 10 p.m. eastern!
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