The Justice Department is (finally) treating the CIA’s decision to destroy videotapes of agents using severe interrogation methods on terrorism suspects as cause for a criminal investigation. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey (above) acknowledged that the probe was a go on Wednesday and named John Durham as the outside prosecutor for the case.
The president has removed the chief prosecutor investigating the Jack Abramoff case. How? By nominating him to a federal judgeship. | story Democrats find the move so suspicious that they are calling for a special prosecutor in the corruption case.