Letter from Jack Goldsmith, OLC, to George Tenet, CIA, re: modifications to the CIA OIG Special Review

<p>This letter from Goldsmith to Director Tenet requests that the CIA Inspector General&rsquo;s report be returned to the IG so that edits may be made to the report&rsquo;s summary of the Attorney General&rsquo;s statements at a July 2003 meeting of NSC principals. It raises the DOJ's concern that the OIG 2004 Special Review contains some &quot;ambiguous statements concerning the Attorney General's remarks at a 29 July 2003 meeting&hellip;&quot;&nbsp;[OLC Vaughn Index #36]</p>

Doc_type: 
Letter
Doc_date: 
Friday, June 18, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Doc_text: 

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel NO Office of the Assistant Attorney General Washington, D.C. 20530 June 18, 2004 Mr. George J. Tenet Director Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505 Dear Director Tenet: I am writing at the Attorney General's request concerning a report that that the Inspector General of the CIA has recently forwarded to your office. The Department of Justice did not have an opportunity to review a draft of the report and instead only had a chance to review the final report after it had been forwarded to your office. The Department of Justice believes that the report contains some ambiguous statements concerning the Attorney General's remarks at a 29 July 2003 meeting of selected NSC principals that should be clarified and that it contains some statements that mistakenly characterize the extent of advice provided by the Department. The Attorney General requests that you return the report to your Inspector General with a request to make the modifications suggested in the attached docunient, which we believe are necessary to clarify ambiguities or correct mistaken characterizations. Sincerely, 0,1-2 ck L. Goldsmith III cc: Scott W. Muller, Esq. TOPS T/ /NI7r6 DOJ OLC 001074

Doc_nid: 
6858
Doc_type_num: 
69