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

<p>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.&nbsp;[OLC Vaughn Index #48]</p>

Legal Memo
Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Sunday, August 23, 2009

//MA- JUSTICE TIME TRIANSMITIED (LOCAL) MSG 1\113R e'R-444, at- FROM !2 /; (2,b US-PlACOFFICE/DESK 0 L CHPHONE SUBJECT DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS: HOLD FOR NORMAL, DUTY HOURS/ROUTINE PAGES (INaUlANG COVER) I1NBMEDLARE/URGENT NOTE: FURNISH AFTER DUTY HOUR CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR EACH ADDRESSEE REQUIRING AFTER DUTY HOUR DELIVERY TRANsmrr TO AGENCY INDIVIDUAL (NAME). OFFICE ROOM NBR PHONE NIIR REMARKS: JUSTICE COMMAND CENTER (202) 514-5000 s'fi=r" CLAS CATION E:WorfasMashlax Covcr DOJ OLC 001082 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel Offite of the Assistant Attorney General Washingrim, O.C. 20530 July 7, 2004 Mr. Scott W. Muller General- Counsel Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505 Dear Scott: 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 twenty­four 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 (3992). Please ensure that your use of - these techniques follows the "General Safeguards" and the descriptions and conditions set forth in the Field Manual. Sincerely, Jail: L. Goldsmith IIl Assistant Attorney General DOJ OLC 001083