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Friday, July 1, 2011

Justice Department Launches Criminal Probe Into Deaths During CIA Interrogations

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It really seems as though the ultimate douche Eric Holder will not completely relax about anything that happened during The Bush Administration.

The Justice Department is moving forward with criminal investigations relating to CIA interrogations of two detainees who died in the agency's custody.

The decision, announced Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder, is the result of a nearly two-year preliminary review into the Bush-era interrogations by prosecutor John Durham. Though the secretive probe has drawn fierce criticism from Republicans since it began, Holder reiterated Thursday that he will not abandon it.

In a statement, Holder said the review looked mostly at "whether any unauthorized interrogation techniques were used by CIA interrogators, and if so, whether such techniques could constitute violations of the torture statute or any other applicable statute."

Though the review now triggers a full investigation into two deaths, Holder indicated Justice would drop its review of the other cases.

"Mr. Durham and his team reviewed a tremendous volume of information pertaining to the detainees. ... Mr. Durham has advised me of the results of his investigation, and I have accepted his recommendation to conduct a full criminal investigation regarding the death in custody of two individuals. Those investigations are ongoing," Holder said. "The department has determined that an expanded criminal investigation of the remaining matters is not warranted." ...

Rahman died in the early hours of Nov. 20, 2002 after being shackled to a cold cement wall in a secret CIA prison in northern Kabul, Afghanistan, known as the Salt Pit. He was suspected of links to the terrorist group Al Qaeda.

Al-Jamadi died in 2003 at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The death has been known to the public for years and a military autopsy declared al-Jamadi's death a homicide.

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