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Document Release Date: 
June 13, 2016
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July 8, 2002
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(b)(1) (b)(1) (b)(3) NatSecAct Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06541505 (b)(3) NatSecAct 813CRET (b)(3) CIAAct All portions of this document are $ECRD (b)(3) NatSecAct Office 'TC/LGL (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(6) 07/08102 03:01 PM (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(6) (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) To: cc: Subject:. EYES ONLY - DRAFT From the Desk of Associate General Counsel (b)(3) CIAAct CTC/Legal Group (b)(6) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) This is only a first draft. OK to pass to well. (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct Thanks --(b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(6) Dear Mr. Attorney General: gEeRET (b)(5) (b)(1) (b)(3) CIAAct (b)(6) as (b)(3) NatSecAct Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06541505 Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06541505 4BeRwr (b)(3) NatSecAct (b)(5) Nonetheless, the interrogation team now has concluded, and I agree, that theuse of more aggressive methods is required to . persuade Abu ZUbaydah to provide the critical information we need: to safeguard the lives of innumerable innocent men, women, and children within the United States and abroad. These methods include certain activities that normally - would-appear to be prohibited under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. ??2340-2340B (apart ? from potential reliance upon the doctrines of necessity. or of self-defense) (b)(5) I respectfully-request that you grant a-formal declination of prosecution', in advance, for any employees of' the United States, as well as any other personnel acting on behalf of the. ' United States, who may employ methods in the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah .that otherwise might subject those individuals to prosecution under Section 2340A of Title 18, United States Code as Well as under any other applicable U.S. law. . effeRST (b)(1) (b)(3) NatSecAct Approved for Release: 2016/06/10 C06541505