As acknowledged by the CIA, the videotapes contained evidence of the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” during the questioning of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in a CIA black site in Thailand.
As a result, no one will face criminal charges for destroying CIA videotapes.
According to NPR:
Two sources close to the investigation say a federal prosecutor has concluded there isn’t enough evidence to bring an indictment.
It’s still possible that a current or former CIA official could face charges for misleading investigators or otherwise obstructing justice, related areas that the prosecutor has been investigating for more than two years.
The open and shut criminal case against Jose Rodriquez is gone. The clear potential for cases against the four Bush/Cheney White House attorneys involved in the torture tapes destruction, as well as the two CIA junior attorneys, gone. Same for any case against Porter Goss. Gone, and the DOJ has no explanation and nothing to say.