A federal judge in New York said Thursday that he was "disappointed" in how investigators from the CIA had handled videotapes documenting the harsh interrogation of detainees from al-Qaida, adding that he was considering questioning agency officials who had watched the tapes about why they had made no record of them in their files. Judge Alvin Hellerstein of U.S. District Court in Manhattan said from the bench that he was astonished that CIA investigators had not kept records about the tapes, which were destroyed in 2005, even though they were an important part of an internal CIA review of interrogation methods. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a freedom of information request, asking the CIA to produce information about the tapes and various other documents related to interrogation methods. By Alan Feuer, 2008, The New York Times.
Pres. Bill Clinton appointed Alvin Hellerstein to the bench in 1998. And it seems that he is also a Bush Hater. Why would he allow the ACLU to have CIA records? What good would they do with these records and who would they help? They were given to the New York Times to destroy the Bush administration but they destroyed the image of the United States. Do you think that if Pres. Clinton were president that Hellerstein, who Clinton appointed, would have given the ACLU the CIA records? Then why is Hillary Clinton White House records still locked up. Do you think if the ACLU ask for the records of Hillary Clinton so they can give them to the New York Times that Judge Alvin Hellerstein will have them released? Here is a Judge who is not balanced. All of his weights are on the Liberal side. In his court justice is not blind.