A Justice Department official says Attorney General Eric Holder has picked prosecutor John Durham to investigate CIA mistreatment of terror suspects.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to disclose the decision. Durham is already investigating the destruction of videotapes of CIA interrogations, and now will examine whether CIA officers or contractors broke laws in rough handling of suspects.

The decision comes as the Obama administration releases a newly unclassified CIA report detailing CIA treatment of terror suspects. The report says one interrogator threatened to kill the children of a Sept. 11 suspect, and another may have threatened to assault a suspect's mother in front of him.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 24, 2009 at 03:57 PM
    What a traitor to the murder of thousands in the name of politics of the liberals. Oh yeah, this is liberal cause and politics. Well Reapeap, you are right, they don't torture our people they just cut their heads off in public TV. I guess exposing CIA operatives is perfectly OK today. I guess this is what Obama meant by transparence because he certainly hasn't shown it on his other policies. Transparency? Lets call it what it is, exposing our soldiers to a new danger. Do the liberals work for the AlQueda?
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 24, 2009 at 03:53 PM
    This is funny. The Chicago mafia investigates the CIA.
  • by REAPEAP on Aug 24, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    Yeah suck up to the suspects, When you son has his head copped off it will be a different story.Go CIA
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on Aug 24, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    Good timing on this press release from the Government. They'll do anything to swing those pole numbers. I'm glad the CIA threatened to kill the family of that monster to accomplish their goals. He's already shown what he'd do to Americans.

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