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Father to Speak Out about Chechen Son Killed During FBI Interrogation in Orlando

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The father of the Chechen man who was fatally shot during an FBI interview in Orlando plans to speak out  Tuesday at a press conference, The Orland Sentinel reports

Abdulbaki Todashev recently traveled from Russia to the U.S. in search of answers about his son, Ibragim Todashev, a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombers.

The FBI has refused to release any details about the fatal shooting during an interrogation at Todashev’s home in May.

During the press conference, Todashev plans to update the public on what he has learned and the status of a separate investigation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Sentinel reported.

 

Father: Federal Authorities Killed My Son ‘Execution-Style’ in Florida While Investigating Ties to Boston Bombing

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Florida man killed while being questioned by federal authorities about his ties to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot several times, including once to the back of the head, the suspect’s father said, the USA Today reports.

The father of 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, both of whom are Chechens, showed photos of his son’s body that he says proves that federal authorities killed his son “execution-style.”

“They tortured a man for eight hours with no attorney, no witnesses, nobody. We can only guess what was going on there, until there is an official investigation,” the father, Abdul-Baki Todashev, told reporters in Moscow.

The FBI has been mum about the shooting because it’s an ongoing investigation, but at least one report suggests the 27-year-old wielded a knife and admitted to playing a role in a triple murder.

FBI Shoots, Kills Orlando Man with Ties to Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An FBI agent this morning shot and killed an Orlando man after several hours of questioning him about his alleged connections to one of the Boston bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the USA Today reports.

The FBI confirmed that the agent involved in the shooting was “conducting officials duties.”

Citing other media, the USA Today identified the victim as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev.

A friend of the victim said Todashev knew the Boston bombing suspect because both were involved in mixed martial arts.

Details of the shooting remained unclear this morning.

FBI Director Mueller Says Special Interrogation Group Used More Than a Dozen Times in Past 2 Years

Director Mueller testifying on the Hill/fbi photo

By CNN

WASHINGTON — A special group set up to interrogate captured terror suspects has been mobilized more than a dozen times in the past two years, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday.

“It’s been effective,” Mueller told a House appropriations subcommittee when asked about the use of the so-called High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, known as HIG. “Over the last two years I think we’ve had 14 instances where we’ve deployed elements of the HIG to conduct interrogations.”

Mueller did not list the cases in which the HIG was used. A law enforcement official said the HIG can be deployed both overseas and in the United States and can be used in interrogations with U.S. citizens as well as non-citizens.

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Atty. Gen. Holder Opens Up Prelim. Probe into Interrogation of Terrorist Suspects

Some people argue that the administration should move on and forget the past. Others say this nation can’t ignore the past. At this point, it can’t hurt to look into the matter and dig up the truth. No one should oppose the truth.

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By Josh Meyer
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. today opened a preliminary investigation into whether some CIA operatives broke the law in their coercive interrogations of suspected terrorists in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks — prompting sharp criticism from both the right and the left.

Holder said that he decided to establish what he called a “preliminary review” after he conducted a thorough examination of past reviews of the interrogations, including an internal CIA investigation completed in 2004 by the agency’s inspector general and separate reviews by Justice Department internal affairs watchdogs and line prosecutors.

“As a result of my analysis of all of this material, I have concluded that the information known to me warrants opening a preliminary review into whether federal laws were violated in connection with the interrogation of specific detainees at overseas locations,” Holder said in a statement.

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Former Bushees Lobbying to Get Justice Dept. to Bend Ethics Report on Interrogations

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Ahhh.  Now this is Washington politics at its best. We’ll see who, if anyone, is willing to bend the ethics in the ethics report.

By Carrie Johnson
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Former Bush administration officials are launching a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign to urge Justice Department leaders to soften an ethics report criticizing lawyers who blessed harsh detainee interrogation tactics, according to two sources familiar with the efforts.

In recent days, attorneys for the subjects of the ethics probe have encouraged senior Bush administration appointees to write and phone Justice Department officials, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the process is not complete.

A draft report of more than 200 pages, prepared in January before Bush’s departure, recommends disciplinary action by state bar associations, rather than criminal prosecution, against two former department attorneys in the Office of Legal Counsel who might have committed misconduct in preparing and signing the so-called torture memos. State bar associations have the power to suspend a lawyer’s license to practice or impose other penalties.

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