ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Missing Memos: Take A Look Yourself

ProPublicaYesterday, we posted the first comprehensive list of the Bush administration’s still-secret legal memos on torture, detention and warrantless wiretapping. There are far more secret memos than has been previously understood, at least three dozen by our count.

We’ve added a new trick to the list: You can now link to specific entries. For example, check what little we know about a 2002 Justice Department memo on warrantless wiretapping, or another secret one from 2005 about approval of CIA interrogation techniques. And then there’s a March 2002 memo about which we know little more than the title: RE: The President’s Power as Commander in Chief to Transfer Captured Terrorists to the Control and Custody of Foreign Nations. The ACLU first compiled a list of still-secret memoranda, which ProPublica verified.

The Obama administration is now faced with the decision of whether to release the memos. We’ll be keeping the list updated as they do so (if they do so).

Meanwhile, take a look through the list yourself and post a comment below about what you find. Or if you like, shoot us an e-mail.