Yoo Does Not Know What Words Mean
Yoo refuses to answer who was in the meeting about the White House meeting referred to by Addington in advance of Yoo/Bybee’s August 1, 2002 torture memo.” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) asks if that memo was implemented.
“I don’t know exactly” what you mean by “implemented,” Yoo says. They go back and forth. Ellison loses patience. “Was the memo implemented? Stop wasting my time.” Basically, Yoo is obfuscating because he doesn’t want there to be a straight line connecting the memo to Abu Ghraib. His lawyer whispers to him. “Mr. Ellison’s question may involve a discussion of classified information.” But won’t say that he’s asserting privilege to not answer the question!