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March 13, 2002: White House Memo Summarizes Legal Authority For Detainee Renditions

A memo titled “The President’s Power as Commander in Chief to Transfer Captive Terrorists to the Control and Custody of Foreign Nations” summarizes the legal authority under which renditions and other forcible transfers may be conducted. Officials interviewed by the Washington Post say White House counsel Alberto Gonzales was instrumental in the drafting of this memo. (Priest and Eggen 1/6/2005)


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