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Times: Report advises pursuing CIA abuse cases

Such a move would reverse the policy of the Bush administration, which had closed the cases, and could expose CIA employees and agency contractors to criminal prosecution for the alleged mistreatment of terror suspects.
/ Source: WVTM-TV

WASHINGTON (AP) - A source briefed on the controversial matter
of CIA prisoner abuse tells the New York Times that the Justice
Department’s ethics office is recommending that nearly a dozen of
the abuse cases be pursued.
Such a move would reverse the policy of the Bush administration,
which had closed the cases, and could expose CIA employees and
agency contractors to criminal prosecution for the alleged
mistreatment of terror suspects.
The Times reported Monday the recommendation by the Office of
Professional Responsibility was recently presented to Attorney
General Eric Holder. Holder is considering whether to appoint a
special criminal prosecutor to investigate the Bush
administration’s interrogation practices.
President Barack Obama has said he wants to leave the issue in
the past to avoid seeing his agenda get bogged down in the doings
of the past administration.