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Obama Justice Dept. Won’t Prosecute Bush Lawyers Who Authored Torture Memos

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6 May 09 | LAT

In a draft report, Justice Department investigators are said to recommend against charges for Bush administration lawyers, instead advocating possible state disciplinary action against 2 of them.

Justice Department investigators have concluded that three Bush administration lawyers who wrote controversial interrogation memos should not face criminal charges, but that conduct by two of them was problematic enough to merit possible state disbarment or other disciplinary action, according to two sources familiar with a draft report.

The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility in December completed its investigation into the legal authorization of the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other coercive interrogation techniques against suspected Al Qaeda leaders. The internal affairs unit concluded that Steven G. Bradbury — one of the lawyers who had worked in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel — had written at least three memorandums from 2002 to 2007 that, although troubling, did not merit any kind of serious disciplinary action, the sources said. >>>



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6 May 2009 at 3:16 pm

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  1. Hey there
    Enjoyed your blog, and I have read a few of the other ones as well. Take a look at my blog: drmyers.wordpress.com; Recent Post about Bush Memo’s! (http://drmyers.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/bad-advice-to-the-president-will-lawyers-pay-the-piper/ ).
    I’d love to dialog with you about perhaps placing a link there so my readers could take a look at what you’re doing.
    Again, keep up the suburb work!
    Aaron Myers


    7 May 2009 at 3:14 am

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