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April/May 2002: Attorneys from CIA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) began discussions about the CIA’s proposed interrogation plan of Abu Zubaydah with the legal advisor to the National Security Council and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). CIA records show that CIA attorneys met in mid-May with White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General John Ashcroft, , and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, to discuss the possible use of alternative interrogation methods; the CIA proposed particular methods, including waterboarding, at this meeting.