Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Justice Department opens criminal CIA investigation
The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes and Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey appointed an outside prosecutor, Deputy U.S. Attorney from the District of Connecticut - John H. Durham to oversee the case.
"The Department's National Security Division has recommended, and I have concluded, that there is a basis for initiating a criminal investigation of this matter, and I have taken steps to begin that investigation," Mukasey said in a statement released Wednesday.
The Deputy United States Attorney, John H. Durham, assists in the overall supervision and management of the District of Connecticut Office and in the formulation and implementation of major policies and programs.
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