BREAKING: Criminal investigation into CIA treatment of detainees expected

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Reporting from Washington — U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is poised to appoint a criminal prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA abuses committed during the interrogation of terrorism suspects, current and former U.S. government officials said.

A senior Justice Department official said that Holder envisioned an inquiry that would be narrow in scope, focusing on “whether people went beyond the techniques that were authorized” in Bush administration memos that liberally interpreted anti-torture laws.

It would seem a lot of legal and judiciary-related logjams have suddenly and mysteriously cleared now that Sonia Sotomayor has been confirmed by the Senate to take her post as a Supreme Court Justice.

Very much still under the MSM radar and not even receiving much well-deserved attention here, another very important legal milestone was reached yesterday as ex-FBI translator Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to testify in full before the Ohio Elections Commission at a hearing held at the National Whistleblowers Center. Previous attempts to bring her testimony to the attention of Congress and other legal authorities were stalled by the DOJ’s invocation of the State Secrets Act. That didn’t happen this Saturday, and the genie is now out of the bottle concerning bribery and corruption charges that may be brought against several currently serving and former members of Congress, as well as high ranking members of the Bush administration’s State Department.

It would seem that Sotomayor’s confirmation was the Occam’s Razor needed before many of the accountability issues were addressed. It may be premature to celebrate, but good things appear to be happening. At last. At last.

H/T to HSaive of the V911Truth list.


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  1. … for bringing up the Edmonds story — that one got past me.

    Interesting connections you make between Sotomayer’s appointment and energy freeing up when it comes to accountability.

  2. A senior Justice Department official said that Holder envisioned an inquiry a whitewash that would be narrow in scope not touch any Bush higher ups, focusing on “whether people low level patsies went beyond followed the techniques orders that were authorized in Bush administration memos Cheney purposefully didn’t write down that liberally interpreted criminally violated anti-torture laws.

    • Adam on August 11, 2009 at 01:49

    There is going to be no investigation of anything the CIA sent out orders for.

    There is going to be investigations of whether the brutality of some individuals went beyond what the CIA ordered them to do.

    Nothing Bush/Cheney or the CIA ordered is to be questioned or challenged.

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