OpenTheGovernment, Partners, Thank NARA for Demanding CIA Accountability

More than 30 organizations and 125 individuals joined in thanking the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for calling on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to account for the illegal destruction of videotapes showing the torture of detainees at CIA black sites. Giving the CIA a free pass sends the wrong message to agencies that may have information that, if released, would be embarrassing or reveal illegal activities. We are profoundly disappointed the Department of Justice (DOJ) has to date declined to bring any criminal charges over this blatant violation of the Federal Records Act and destruction of evidence, and hope DOJ will fully support NARA’s investigation and act on its conclusions.