Letter from Jack Goldsmith, OLC, to Scott Muller, CIA, re: interrogation of "a certain high-value detainee"

This letter from Goldsmith to Muller addresses the use of interrogation techniques on a certain high-value detainee and is a follow-up to 2 previous memos approving 33 techniques (an OLC memo approved 9 and a memo from Secretary Rumsfeld approved 24). This letter emphasized that approval is conditioned on adherance to the safeguards and limitations set forth in the memos and in the Army Field Manual. [OLC Vaughn Index #48]

Legal Memo
Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Legal Counsel
Office of the Assistant Attorney General Washington, DC. 20530
July 7, 2004
Mr. Scott W. Muller General Counsel Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505
Dear Scott:
I am writing to follow up on your discussion last Friday with the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General concerning the use of interrogation techniques on a certain high-value detainee.
The Deputy Attorney General asked me to emphasize to you that approval of the nine techniques described in the Memorandum for John Rizzo, Acting General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency, from Jay S. Bybee, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, Re: Interrogation of al Qaeda Operative (Aug. 1, 2002), presupposes that the techniques will adhere closely to the assumptions and limitations stated in that memorandum.
The Deputy Attorney General also asked me to emphasize that approval of the twenty-four interrogation techniques in the Secretary of Defense's April 15, 2003, memorandum was conditioned on the set of "General Safeguards" set out as an attachment to that memorandum, and on the cross-referenced descriptions of seventeen of the twenty-four techniques set forth in Army Field Manual 34-54: Intelligence Interrogation (1992). Please ensure that your use of these techniques follows the "General Safeguards" and the descriptions and conditions set forth in the Field Manual.
Jack L. Goldsmith III Assistant Attorney General
Salim v. Mitchell - United States Bates #000485