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Justice Department clears Bush lawyers for 'torture memos'

• McClatchy News
Two former high-level Bush administration officials who provided legal justification for harsh interrogations of overseas terror suspects are likely to escape any formal punishment now that the Justice Department has concluded they should not be held legally responsible.

In a long-awaited report released early Friday evening, Deputy Associate Attorney General David Margolis said that former department lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee should not have their law licenses revoked as a consequence of their legal advice to the Bush administration signing off on the controversial interrogation methods.


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Lola Flores
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 What else is new?  After all, it's not as if we expected justice, an apology or anything decent like that.  It's the business of politics as usual in the White House.  Bush and Cheney must be proud of Obama.

Comment by Richard Stone
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 Nobody in power is ever guilty of anything. Fear the people, our time is coming.

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