Torture Memo Probe: Lawyers May Not Be Prosecuted

The Justice department will recommend that "torture memo" lawyers should not face criminal charges

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Justice Department has been investigating the Bush administration lawyers who drafted the so-called torture memos that outlined brutal techniques for gathering information. According to our partners, The New York Times, today the Justice Department will recommend that that lawyers who wrote the memos should not be criminally prosecuted, despite their serious lapses in judgment. To discuss, The Takeaway is joined by Scott Shane, national security reporter for the New York Times.



For more, read Scott Shane's and David Johnston's article, Torture Memos: Inquiry Suggests No Prosecutions, in today's New York Times.

Guests:

Scott Shane

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Sitara Nieves

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