Mr. Kean said, “I’m upset that they didn’t tell us the truth.”
The existence of material on unidentified Qaeda detainees also became a central issue in the terrorism prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui, who sought access to witness statements in an effort to show that he did not have advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The Justice Department, under questioning from the federal judge in the case in 2005, denied that any tape recording of the interrogations existed, only to concede last month that the C.I.A. had found three tapes that are apparently still in existence. It is unclear which Qaeda figures are on those tapes.
Edward B. MacMahon Jr., who represented Mr. Moussaoui during his trial in 2006, said in an interview on Friday that based on the C.I.A.’s acknowledgment that tapes of two Qaeda prisoners were destroyed, “It’s obvious to me that they destroyed material evidence in the case.”
The 911 commission didn`t get all the information - impossible!