After the Osama bin Laden killing, Michael Mukasey rather shamelessly took the lead in claiming torture had some role in finding OBL. I thought then that the sheer volume of the torture apologists’ wails suggested that John Durham’s torture investigation might actually move forward in some way. But I was particularly struck by Mukasey’s prominence. [...]
|By: emptywheel Friday March 5, 2010 6:14 pm|
A bunch of former DOJ bigwigs just wrote a seemingly pointless letter to Pat Leahy to assure him that David Margolis does not have a partisan–and they mean Left-Right partisan–bias. (h/t Main Justice) I say “pointless,” to begin with, because after last Friday’s flaccid hearing on the OPR report, is anyone actually imagining that Pat [...]
|By: emptywheel Saturday February 14, 2009 12:35 pm|
Michael Isikoff adds more details to Brad DeLong’s hints yesterday that Yoo and Bradbury are in trouble.
|By: emptywheel Friday February 13, 2009 11:29 am|
Remember that Office of Public Responsibility investigation that Congress requested, Bush squelched (by refusing the investigators clearance to do the investigation), but that, under Mukasey got reinstated? Apparently it came to the same conclusion everyone else already had–that the lawyering that went into Bush and Cheney’s justification of torture and warrantless wiretap was crap. The question is, did Michael Mukasey and Mark Filip succeed in their efforts to squelch the report?