Judge Demands To Know Whether Destroyed CIA Tapes Related To His Case.

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — A federal judge wants the Bush administration to tell him whether destroyed CIA interrogation videos were relevant to his case.

The CIA has not revealed exactly what was on the videos, and government lawyers have urged judges not to interfere with an investigation into their destruction.

U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts initially gave the administration until Thursday to explain why evidence was destroyed. After the government asked him to reconsider, Roberts issued an order agreeing to limit his demands to evidence related to his case involving a Guantanamo Bay detainee.

That means, if the terrorism suspects interrogated on videotape discussed the detainee, the CIA would have to admit that in court and explain why it destroyed the tapes.