Leahy invites Bybee to testify on torture memos

Washington Post

04/29/09

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy today invited federal judge Jay S. Bybee to testify about his role in preparing two Justice Department memos that allowed interrogators to engage in simulated drowning and slamming prisoners against a wall. … Bybee is one of three Bush OLC lawyers under investigation by Justice Department ethics watchdogs. The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility is examining whether Bybee, John C. Yoo and Steven G. Bradbury followed professional standards when they drafted memos underpinning interrogation techniques that critics liken to torture. The ethics watchdogs have the power to make recommendations to state legal disciplinary boards...

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