Three lawyers under the Bush Administration are reportedly facing scrutiny for torture advice.
Wired PR News – Three attorneys who worked for the Justice Department during the Bush Administration could possibly face criminal prosecution for advice related to the torture of terror suspects. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Jay Bybee, John Yoo, and Steven Bradbury reportedly face the greatest amount of scrutiny for their role in advising on the use of waterboarding and other severe tactics when conducting interrogations.
President Barack Obama is quoted by the AP as stating of possible charges against Bush officials involved, that the decision, “is going to be more of a decision for the attorney general within the parameters of various laws and I don’t want to prejudge that.”
Seattle University law professor John Strait is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “I think there are a slew of potential charges… If you counsel as a lawyer the engaging in criminal conduct, and people rely on that advice, it is possible to construct a conspiracy theory.”