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Attorneys Cleared by DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility

The U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility released a report clearing two attorneys who “authorized harsh interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects” during the Bush administration and after the 9/11 attacks. John Yoo and Jay Bybee previously had been found to have engaged in professional misconduct.

A federal prosecutor has been investigating whether to press charges against the interrogators who followed the orders. Human rights activists claim that harsh interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, constitutes torture.


Read more about the debate on interrogation techniques at


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