Friday Night News Dump: No DOJ discipline for authors of Bush “torture memos”

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    Friday Night News Dump: No DOJ discipline for authors of Bush “torture memos”

    Tip HotAir:

    Seven years after the memos were written, it’s finally over — almost. Conyers is promising to hold hearings about the report issued tonight, with John Yoo and Jay Bybee called as witnesses, to give the left some small measure of victory. They can’t get satisfaction at the DOJ or in the polls, but maybe watching House progressives berate Team Bush — even while The One lets Pakistani intel work over those captured Taliban chieftains — will scratch their itch for moral vindication.


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    The conclusion resulted from a decision by top career Justice Department executive David Margolis to reverse a recommendation of investigators that found the two lawyers’ legal memos did constitute professional misconduct. That tentative conclusion, which was overruled by Margolis, said the lawyers should be referred to their state bar associations for potential disbarment.

    But in the final report, the examination of the legal guidance written by Justice Department lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee found they did not constitute a professional breach that could have led to state disbarment…

    In addition to the content itself, the constantly delayed release of the politically sensitive report had become an issue. Issuance of the report was repeatedly postponed for more than a year, prompting lawmakers and civil liberties groups to press for publication of the investigation’s findings. In November, Holder told Congress the report would be made public “by the end of the month.”

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    The long time DOJ people were not playing politics, now we'll see if Holder stands up:

    Miguel Estrada on the Shoddy Partisanship of OPR -- Will Holder Investigate the Leaks? - Andy McCarthy - The Corner on National Review Online

     
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    Doubtful

    they still can't get the truth on shameful release of the case against the Black Panthers on voter intimidation and interference

    A fundamental of our Democracy - voting is just overlooked
     
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    Does anyone really care what the Worst U.S. Congress in history thinks anymore? Let em hold all the hearings they want. Hopefully their day is just about done. Make 2010 count people.
     
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    The American people are so glad that the worst administration in over a 100 years that went out of power in 2008 ensures they will give BHO some more time to try to make good. Too bad the torture apologists get to skip but, like Nuremberg, the record is documented for history. The failed leftist neo-cons will not escape the verdict of history.
     
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    Apparently, it may not be that much time left

    52% Say Obama Doesn't Deserve Second Term

    A new CNN poll contains some troubling numbers for President Obama. Among Americans -- and those registered to vote -- 52% believe Obama does not deserve a second term, while 44% think he does. A paltry 4% don't have an opinion on the matter.
    :eusa_angel:
     
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    Your numbers are skewed, sonny. and your creditibility is not there. Move along. No need to spend more time on this thread.
     
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    True, CNN tends to oversample democrats and and ....
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    Sonny? OK Pops

    As for creditability being in question, this would only be if I did something as silly as incorporate a poster's name into my signature line in a sophomoric attempt to mock them
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    Pay no mind to Jane Malarky. She's one of those left wing clowns trying to pose as a conservative who's trying to clean up their party. It's all an act. Exposed long ago. She's as significant in life as the steaming turd my dog laid out on the lawn this morning.
     
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