McCaskill on ‘Advance Immunity’
McCaskill went back on the attack. Did it bother Dalton that such an improper concept appeared in Beaver’s memo? “It did,” Dalton said.
McCaskill read it back to Beaver. “My position was such that the law allowed a lot,” Beaver replied, adding that in some European contexts, hooding was permitted. “I was confident that if this went off the island… looked at by people not involved in the interrogration of these [detainees] that the right policy decision would be made.” She said that her inclusion of the phrase “advanced immunity” was “not crafted artfully, to my extreme regret.” All she meant to do, she said, was highlight that she was concerned about what might happen to military interrogators.