Jan 2, 2008

Mukasey: Criminal inquiry begins into CIA tapes

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department opened a full criminal investigation Wednesday into the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes, putting the politically charged probe in the hands of a mob-busting public corruption prosecutor with a reputation as being independent.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced that he was appointing John Durham, a federal prosecutor in Connecticut, to oversee the investigation of a case that has challenged the Bush administration's controversial handling of terrorism suspects.

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Mukasey is appointing John Durham who is well known in New England legal circles as a tough, publicity-averse prosecutor who has specialized in organized crime cases. Former attorney general Janet Reno named Durham as a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that FBI agents and police officers in Boston had ties to mafia informants.
Perhaps we might get to the bottom of this after all.

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Shinade said...

Carol I am on board. I sent the email and have made my post. Please let me know if I have made my post correctly. http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/01/peace-train.html


Carol said...

I knew you'd be onboard the Peace Train and what a lovely Post you made of it too. Thanks so much.