Jay Bybee News
DOJ: No Charges in CIA Detainee Death Investigations
The U.S. government said Thusday that it had closed its investigation into the alleged torture of more than 100 detainees held by the CIA in overseas prisons, and the deaths of two men who died while in CIA custody, without prosecuting anyone. The Justice Department's announcement Thursday that it
Clem's Chronicles: Tiger Woods/Housing Crisis/Austin, TX follow-up
TGIF folks-have a great weekend. Today's news recap follows..... TIGER WOODS/”I AM DEEPLY SORRY”-Well what did YOU think? Going into it, many folks were put off by the conditions. John Berman said“This was such a carefully orchestrated event, stage managed...
Torture Investigation: Bush-DOJ Attorneys 'Exercised Poor Judgment'
A series of Department of Justice investigative reports into the authorization of enhanced interrogation and waterboarding released on Friday found that Bush-era DOJ attorneys "exercised poor judgment" in formulating their legal guidance on the CIA's interrogation program . The investigation
Former FBI Agent: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques 'Ineffective, Harmful'
Appearing behind a screen to protect his identity, a former FBI supervisory agent told Congress today that the so-called CIA enhanced interrogation techniques authorized for use against al Qaeda by the Bush administration were in fact "slow, ineffective, unreliable and harmful." The testimony by
News reports yesterday made much out of the fact that a draft report about the so-called “torture memos” doesn’t recommend criminal prosecution for DOJ officials John Yoo and Jay Bybee, but instead would only refer them to their state bars...
Clem's Chronicles/Schools to reopen/Pakistan-Afghanistan-Obama
Clem Lane here. Hope everybody is having a good night. Fair bit of news today......... WEATHER/TORNADO DAMAGE, WATCHING CALIFORNIA FIRE-There have been several tornado touchdowns in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. One person slightly injured as well as 8-10 homes...
DOJ Report: No Interrogation Memo Prosecutions
The Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility is recommending that two Bush administration lawyers who wrote memos authorizing harsh interrogation methods against detainees be disciplined by state bar associations. However the internal Justice Department draft report recommends no
The Harsh Interrogation Investigation
Bush Administration lawyers under investigation for memos that approved harsh interrogation techniques have mounted an aggressive defense to persuade the Justice Department to drop plans to refer them to state bar associations for possible disciplinary proceedings, sources tell ABC News.
Democrats Pushing Bybee Impeachment, Special Prosecutors
In the next day or so, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., and Rep. Jerold Nadler, D-NY, chair of the subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, are expected to formally request that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint...
Pelosi: More Torture Investigations, No Torture Immunity
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said investigations into the CIA's interrogation practices should go forward without granting immunity "in a blanket way" to those who created and carried out the policies.