Prosecutor John Durham to Look at CIA Abuses

Known as "The White Knight," Durham seen as low-key, effective

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder will appoint federal prosecutor John Durham to investigate alleged prisoner abuses at CIA prisons during the Bush administration.  Durham has a long reputation as a no-nonsense, under-the-radar prosecutor who’s gone after career criminals and corrupt government officials for decades.

For more on this elusive figure, we talk to Durham’s old boss Kevin O'Connor, former U.S. Attorney for the State of Connecticut. And for more on the ramifications of the decision to investigate the CIA's interrogation techniques, we turn to New York Times Reporter Scott Shane.

Guests:

Kevin O'Connor and Scott Shane

Hosted by:

Femi Oke

Contributors:

Stephanie Hughes and Hsi-Chang Lin

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