The newly announced CIA deputy director, Gina Haspel, reportedly oversaw the torture of two detainees under former President George W. Bush and ordered video evidence of their interrogations destroyed.
Recall how the X-files told us "The Truth is Out There." People like Gina Haspel who seek to destroy the evidence of torture or those in the Trump administration seeking to eliminate the collection of data that might bring them bad news, are trying to eliminate the possibilities implied by that slogan.
"The sessions were videotaped and the tapes stored at the CIA facility in Thailand until 2005, when they were ordered to be destroyed."
At least the Nazis had the decency to maintain the records of their crimes against humanity in good order............
I've been trying to figure out whether the mantra for lying to congress is to just cross your fingers behind you when taking an oath, or to run to the restroom to yell "Liar, liar, pants on fire!" Obviously, something works, for the words of practically any high ranking government official couldn't be written on toilet paper without staining it brown.
It is very obvious that the US has still not decided if it is a democracy ruled by law or a tyranny of oligarchs. Too bad, so sad, but the American people could have prevented wholesale fascism, if they had only paid attention. Now they will have to accept an intelligence agency that perverts the law and engages in illegal and immoral torture. The ordinary American couldn't care less until the CIA decides to look at him, then.....!