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Special Interrogation Unit Being Used on Times Square Bomber?

1:39 PM, May 4, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Jake Tapper reports that the High-Value Interrogation group is "involved" in the interrogation of the would-be Times Square bomber, but the precise nature of its involvement isn't clear:

ABC News has learned that the High-Value Interrogation Group, or HIG, is involved in the interrogation of Faisal Shahzad, the man arrested last night in the investigation into the failed Times Square bombing.

After the arrest of the failed Christmas Day 2009 bomber Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab, the Obama administration was criticized for not having yet made operational the HIG, a special interrogation team for high-value terrorist suspects, though the Special Task Force on Interrogations and Transfer Policies had announced its recommendation to form such a group in August 2009.

Tapper notes that the "HIG expertise and resources" are being used with the suspect, but "the use of the HIG are complicated when applied to an American citizen allegedly attempting to commit an act upon American soil."

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